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Go, Give, Learn: Preparing for a Family Sabbatical with Carrie Wagner (Thurs, June 13th at 7:30 pm eastern)
Like many middle class American families who dream of a year abroad, the Wagner family had no idea how to make it happen. Now, with an incredibly fantastic sabbatical year behind us, they celebrate the fate, faith and empowerment that unpacked their family sojourn abroad more beautifully than they could have ever imagined. In this webinar, Carrie Wagner will provide tips on how to plan a family sabbatical based on her family’s personal expeirences including schooling for kids, deciding where to go, finding accommodation, immersion, language study, budgeting, health and more! Join us to hear strategies for navigating a family sabbatical and you’ll leave inspired to craft your own! This session includes a resource guide with more than 75 unique books/tools on the subject. This session also includes Q&A! There is a FT student rate for this session too – read on for the coupon code! Learn More
Some critics assert that the behavior and expectations of contemporary US-American Study Abroad students bear an uncomfortable similarity to earlier attitudes that characterized the colonial mindset. This webinar presentation describes the somewhat typical education abroad participant as manifesting “colonial” tendencies in their motivations, expectations, demands, and field relationships/practices. This student-level profile is seen as having a symbiotic relationship with programs that sponsor or host them in foreign settings, perpetuating both a “student colonial gaze” and a “colonial system” with its own normative structures (e.g. unchallenged ethnocentrism, predominantly Western destinations, modern amenities, foreigner “bubbles” and “buffer zones,” “safe” pedagogies, etc.). This retards the development of a moral/ethical sense in that it insulates and isolates students from the kind of empathetic involvement with the host culture. This webinar presentation links student-level features to program-level features, and suggests how we might work to “de-colonize” student consciousness through changes in program design. This session includes a reading list, discussion questions and a sample exercise. This session will be interactive – using chat and voice, you will be able to ask questions and share comments with Dr. Ogden. Learn More
NEW! Finding Your Intercultural Career Path – in partnership with Small Planet Studio and Authentizen.com (June 2013)
If you want a career that is rooted in international/intercultural work yet don’t quite know where to start, this one is for you! We’re going to take a holistic look at career options. Melibee founder, Missy Gluckmann, will co-present with Cate Brubaker of Small Planet Studio and Sabrina Ziegler of Authentizen.com. Learn More
NEW! David Comp, Founder of the International Higher Education Consulting Blog (Registration coming soon!)
David founded IHEC, one of six blogs worldwide selected by the New York Times editors to feed into the International Education section of the New York Times online. He will be presenting at MelibeeU this spring! More information is coming soon. David’s research focuses on the use of international education for soft power and public diplomacy efforts; under-representation in education abroad; methodology of data collection on global student and scholar mobility and on the history of international education exchanges. David serves on the editorial advisory board of the Journal of Studies in International Education (JSIE) and has co-authored several book chapters, journal articles and reports on international education topics.He is also the Associate Director of International Programs in the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. David also serves as a Study Abroad Research Consult for the Center for Global Education at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Career: International Student Advising (ISA) (The recording is for sale – click here for more info!)
This 90 minute workshop will provide an overview of the field of international student advising in higher education. International student advisers (ISAs) are integral to the lives of visiting foreign nationals studying in the United States. They provide documents related to the student visa, offer ongoing advise on regulations, and provide support to dependents of the student. They are also responsible for reporting data to the US government via SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System.) Cultural programming is also a key component of many ISA jobs. We’ll discuss the joys and challenges of this work and provide plenty of time for Q&A. This session is designed to be somewhat interactive and includes a robust resource guide! (Please note that to serve as an ISA, you must be a Designated School Official – and this requires that you are a US citizen or lawful permanent resident. Please sign up or this workshop if you are in this category or plan to be in the future.) Learn More
International Educators Coping with Stress: Striking a Balance. (The recording is for sale! Click here for more info!)
International educators are the most giving, generous people. They will move mountains for what they believe in and serve their students and colleagues incredibly well. The work is usually cyclical, always exciting and often draining. How do we, as international educators, reconcile this work that we love, but that can drain us so? How can we reflect upon past experiences and then “pack it away” so that we can make a fresh new start – one that feels like we’re enthusiastically marching into our work with balance, strength and clarity? Through reflection, exercises and introspection, we will be able to honor our work, ourselves and then prepare for work that doesn’t feel like we’re just strapping on our running shoes to get through the marathon of spring. Through the MelibeeU approach, we aim to help you to feel restored, empowered and more than ready for an exciting new year. Learn More
Congratulations! You’ve landed a job offer in a college or university’s office after months of searching – and often after years of studying! But now comes what can be the uncomfortable part for many – negotiating your salary. What path do you take – do ask for more money and risk insulting someone? Or take the offer as is and feel that you’re not getting paid what you’re worth? How do you know what is a reasonable offer? What questions should you ask about salary and benefits? How do you sound knowledgeable and confident, especially when this is your first salary negotiation? How do you know when to say “no – this isn’t the right offer for me?” This new workshop has gotten rave reviews – we hope you will join us! Learn More
Global Service Learning: Design/Reflection/Connection Workshop Series with Dr. Eric Hartman (The recording is for sale – Click here for more info!)
This three part workshop (4.5 hours of training), led by Dr. Eric Hartman, will enhance your understanding of designing a global service learning program, integrating critical reflection and then connecting the dots upon re-entry, allowing us to be more informed and active global citizens. This session also includes 64 pages of resources!
Volunteer Abroad: Strategies for Advising your Students with Zahara Heckscher (The recording is for sale – Click here for more info!)
Volunteering abroad is growing in popularity, but we often cannot keep up with the hundreds of organizations that sponsor programs abroad. In this 90 minute session, Zahara will review strategies to most effectively advise your students on volunteer opportunities that most suit their interests, budgets and long term goals. She will address how you can research organizations to better understand the reputation of the sponsoring volunteer program as well as how to research options on your own. If you struggle with knowing what may be the “right” program for each student, this workshop is just for you! This session includes a 22 page volunteer abroad planning workbook that you have permission to use and customize for your campus and students! Zahara is the co-author of “How to Live Your Dream of Volunteering Overseas.” You will feel SO much more confident in your advising abilities after spending just 90 minutes with Zahara.
Resume Writing Tips for International Education (The recording is for sale! Click here for more info!)
Are you looking for a job in higher education or international education administration but can’t seem to get your resume “right?” Or perhaps you are sending out hundreds of resumes and aren’t getting called for interviews? Or perhaps you are unsure of what to include in your resume and how best to “sell” yourself? This workshop will address those burning questions that are keeping you up at night and preventing you from putting a resume that has the best chance of getting past a screener and being seen by potential employers. During this 75 minute workshop we will cover Melibee’s tips on resume writing for international educators who are seeking positions in administration. We’ll answer those burning questions that keep you up at night including: * How do I avoid my resume screaming “intern”? * How long should my resume be? * What order do I present my data? * How do I handle language, professional development and travel? * Should I include all of my social media handles? This workshop receives stellar reviews – so we hope you will join us! Learn More
MelibeeU and Small Planet Studio Offerings:
The following are MelibeeU training collaborations with Small Planet Studio. Clicking on the “Click for More” buttons will link you to the respective Small Planet Studio pages, but be sure to come back soon!
The “How-To Series”: How to Work in Study Abroad, as an Intercultural Trainer & A Global Education/Intercultural Consultant
> Prepare for your job search and interviews
> Create actionable steps toward your career goal
> Gain confidence that you are moving in a logical direction
Get instant access to two 90-minute recordings + 98 pages of handouts + bonus resources for only $97! (Or purchase individual classes for $47 each.) Learn More