Annual NAFSA Luncheon for Partners

Each year, GlobaLinks Learning Abroad sponsors a Partner Appreciation Luncheon at the annual NAFSA conference. Our partners from abroad and North American affiliates are invited to join us for a working lunch where we highlight our recent achievements and present our Future International Educator Award to our Alumnus/Alumna of the Year. The Luncheon is a wonderful opportunity to meet our partners and catch up with education abroad colleagues and friends.

Luncheon highlights in the past included:

  • Guest speakers: past speakers have included Christie Doherty, the Chair of the Foundation for Global Scholars  and members of the Embassy staff for one of our member countries
  • A look at our latest initiatives, such as our work on sustainability
  • A short performance or video presentation (i.e., in 2009, we showed a student-made video project called “The Australia Project”, an inventive documentary created by two students who took part in one of our Professional Development for Academic Credit internships in Sydney, Australia)
  • Presentation of our Alumnus/Alumna of the Year Award

2012 Alumna of the Year - Javahnda Kea

A student at Georgia State University, Javahnda set foot on a plane for the first time to study abroad for a semester at Korea University in Seoul, South Korea.

Learn more about Javahnda here:

Javahnda Kea is the 2012 GlobaLinks Learning Abroad Alumna of the Year