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A Study Abroad Perspective: Student and Faculty in International Education

Virtual Live Briefings Student Success Supporting the Profession International Education Faculty Graduate Mid-Level New Professional Senior Level Undergraduate

Join the International Education Knowledge Community on September 30th from 12-1pm ET for a live briefing webinar presented by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Sue Macchiarella (Director, Office of Global Engagement), entitled A Study Abroad Perspective: Student and Faculty in International Education.

The purpose of this presentation is to provide Student Affairs Professionals with a bird’s eye view into the challenges and benefits emerging from student, faculty, and staff participation in international education. The presentation seeks to aid in learning about internationalizing from a study abroad perspective, what it means to students both marginalized and academically strong to study abroad and the challenges they face, faculty motivations, changing the tide on mobility, and the emerging practices in mobility. We hope your takeaways will allow you to continue to support student mobility and globalization.

Questions will be taken after the presentation.

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International Education


Sue Macchiarella's lifelong international experiences include living and working globally. She spent a great portion of her life in Asia, Europe and Africa--often traveling to and working in locations seldom visited by outsiders. Sue has worked intimately with travel safety and security for many years in both public and private organizations. Since starting at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) in November 2011, she increased student participation in globalization programs by over 100%. Her programs have won international awards to include the 2013 Heiskell Award Special Recognition: Internationalizing the Professions, the 2016 Bronze Award, along with her Greek partner Angeliki Vaxevanaki, owner of Get Lost,  from the Greek Ministry of Tourism for Innovative Programming and Strategic Partnerships and, most recently, the 2019 Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization under NAFSA, the 2020 PIEoneer Award for Real Life Learning and, most recently, the IIE Generation Study Abroad. She has presented on a variety of study abroad topics both in the United States and abroad, published an article on “Aviation Beyond Borders” in the EAIE (European Association of International Educators) magazine and contributed to other articles on international education.  Sue enjoys consulting on program development and holds two master degrees: Human Resource Development and Public Administration. She is the Director of the Office of Global Engagement at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.