LIVE! Defending the Value Proposition of Education Abroad.  Let’s Get Realistic! (Oct. 13th webinar)

Times have changed. Let’s explore how we describe the value proposition of education abroad in a way that reflects this new era.

*A portion of the proceeds from the webinar will be donated to The Fund for Education Abroad.

Building on Dr. Anthony Ogden’s recent article in NAFSA’s International Educator magazine (Sep/Oct, 2017), this interactive session will critically examine the value proposition of Education Abroad and ask whether we need to rethink how we articulate the purpose and goals of our work.  Are we in the business of “changing hearts and minds”, when there is meagre evidence for such gains, or should we, rather, adopt a more compelling message that resonates with policymakers, donors, institutional leaders, faculty, parents and students as to why they should invest in education abroad. Given that the current national political environment clearly calls for a new strategy, this latter argument is likely to have greater appeal.


  • This interactive webinar will take place LIVE on October 13th at 2 pm eastern time and will be 75 minutes. It will be recorded, in case you cannot make it live.
  • This webinar includes a pre-read of Dr. Ogden’s article.
  • Thanks to sponsorship from CISAbroad, we have a full time student and underemployed/unemployed rate of $99. (Use coupon code FTUN99 to receive this rate.) Otherwise the cost is $129 per group or individual – and by group we mean your entire campus (using one person to log in).


Dr. Anthony C. Ogden is currently the executive director of Education Abroad and Exchanges at Michigan State University, where he oversees one of the largest and most complex education abroad and exchanges operations in the country. Prior to joining Michigan State, he held positions related to international education with IES Abroad, The Pennsylvania State University, and the University of Kentucky. Ogden has written and spoken widely on topics related to education abroad research and has most recently focused on the topic of scholar-practitioners of international higher education.  Ogden earned his Ph.D. at The Pennsylvania State University in Educational Theory and Policy with a dual title in Comparative and International Education.

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