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08-30-2013

Johnson Attends IFSA's 'Institute at the Institute'

Virginia Wesleyan’s Director of the Office of International and Intercultural Programs Lena Johnson has graduated as an Institute Scholar from Institute for Study Abroad-Butler University’s (IFSA-Butler) Institute at the Institute (I@I) held in Indianapolis July 23-26. Johnson was one of only fourteen participants selected nationwide for the I@I, an annual conference that gathers study abroad professionals to discuss topics of critical importance to the field of global education. Selection for the I@I is highly competitive, requiring a letter of application, a project proposal and strong nominations from colleagues in the field. This year’s conference focused on student outcomes assessments in study abroad and featured discussions and real-world exercises facilitated by experts in these fields. The Institute Scholars brainstormed with the I@I Mentors on outcomes-assessment projects that they will implement on their home campuses. The I@I is organized by IFSA-Butler, one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit study abroad programs. IFSA-Butler works with more than 400 colleges and universities throughout the U.S. and Canada and sends more than 2,500 students abroad each year. More

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