Interested in a career in study abroad and international education or just continuing to connect with your experience abroad?
If you have an interest in working in the field of education either in study abroad or one of the many other facets of the field or if you are interested in keeping your experience alive you can apply for the GlobaLinks Learning Abroad "Alumnus or Alumna of the Year" Award.
This is a unique opportunity that will offer you the chance to learn more about the field of international education and if you're interested, decide if this is the direction you wish to pursue. The recipient of this Award will earn a trip to the national NAFSA conference, and be recognized at the annual GlobaLinks Learning Abroad Affiliate Advisor Luncheon during the conference. During the conference, you'll have the opportunity to shadow experienced GlobaLinks Learning Abroad staff, network with international education professionals, assist at our exhibition booth, and take on a potential project. GlobaLinks Learning Abroad will cover the expenses of airfare to the annual conference, hotel accommodation for three nights, and conference registration. The recipient will be responsible for meals, transport to/from airport, and other personal expenses.
The annual national NAFSA conference is held in May of each year, and gives international educators a chance to network, learn the latest trends of the field, and enhance their own professional development. Attending the conference will give you ample opportunities to network into the field yourself and discover if it's really for you.
Eligibility and Applying
Alumni of any GlobaLinks Learning Abroad program are eligible to apply for the "Alumnus or Alumna of the Year" Award. Applicants for the award will be required to submit a 2 minute video essay expressing their interest in a international education via the topics below.
All applications for 2013 will be due by Friday, April 5, 2013.
Your 2 minute video essay should address the following topics:
This essay should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org before the deadline above. If you are unsure about creating a video or need help please contact the email above.
- Describe the impact your international experience has had on your life (academically, professional goals, personally, socially, and culturally).
- Explain how study abroad will help you in your future life and career.
- Describe your professional goals and how you will utilize your study abroad experience in these goals
What is NAFSA?
NAFSA: Association of International Educators is a member organization promoting international education and providing professional development opportunities to the field.
NAFSA's membership in the United States is organized into 11 geographic regions, which provide the all-important grass roots strength of the association. Regional conferences are held each fall.