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WEBINAR: Emergent Immersion: Moving Beyond Service - A Community Engagement Model


Facilitators:  Chris Nayve & John Loggins, Mulvaney Center for Community, Awareness and Social Action, University of San Diego; and Dr. Kira Espiritu - Director, Office of International Studies Abroad, University of San Diego; Stacey Williams, Director of Education, Pacific Discovery, Diversity Abroad Network Member; and A. Rafik Mohamed, Dean, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, California State University San Bernardino


Beyond Access: Making Immersion Experiences Relevant, Reflective, and a Path to Greater Consciousness

Access has long been a topic of discussion in international education as professionals determine how to attract more diverse student populations to international opportunities. While this is important, it is increasingly critical to develop inclusive practices in advising, serving, and supporting students from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds as their participation in international activities increases.

As we diversify student populations, we need program offerings and reflective experiences that invite students to live with greater social consciousness (from host engagement, relationships with one another, and lives back home).  International opportunities can widen our gaze, seeing new realities while illuminating our identities and place in the world. This session explores how to integrate this type of identity development into programs...and what often happens when you do.

Time: This one hour and 15 minute webinar will be held at 12 pm Pacific, 1 pm Mountain, 2 pm Central and 3 pm Eastern time.

Cost: This webinar is *FREE for all Compact Members and costs $75 for non-Compact Members. 

(*Compact Members please note: After you register for the webinar, you will be taken to a page requesting payment.  You do not need to go any further in the registration process as your participation is free, so just close the window and your registration is confirmed.)



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