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Schedule at a Glance

Students on Red Square in Moscow, RussiaWISE 2014 will begin with a full-day pre-conference intercultural workshop led by Dr. Michael Vande Berg on Wednesday February 5.

The conference proper will begin on Thursday February 6, 2014, with a continental breakfast at 8:00 a.m. followed by a keynote presentation at 9:15 a.m.  The conference will run through 3:00 p.m. on Friday February 7, 2014. The conference includes continental breakfast and lunch on Thursday and Friday. Dinner on Thursday will be on your own. There are numerous restaurants and entertainment venues in downtown Winston-Salem, just outside the hotel doors.

A PDF version of the WISE 2014 conference schedule is available here.


Schedule at a Glance

Wednesday February 5, 2014

Full-day workshop entitled “From Theory & Research to Practice: A Workshop for Intercultural Skills Enhancement,” led by Dr. Michael Vande Berg – separate registration is required.

8:00 – 9:00 am Continental Breakfast (included in workshop fee)
9:00 am – 5:00 pm Pre-conference Workshop; lunch is included


Thursday February 6, 2014
Day 1 of WISE Conference

7:45 am – 4:30 pm Registration – Hearn Foyer, Marriott Hotel
8:00 – 9:00 am Continental Breakfast (included in conference fee)
9:00-9:15 am Welcome and introductions
9:15-10:30 am Keynote Presentation
10:30-10:45 am Coffee Break
10:45 am–12:00 pm Concurrent Sessions
12:00 – 1:15 pm Lunch for all attendees (included in conference fee)
1:30 – 2:45 pm Concurrent Sessions
2:45 – 3:00 pm Coffee Break
3:00 – 4:15 pm Concurrent Sessions
4:30 – 5:45 pm Concurrent Sessions
Evening Dinner on your own


Friday February 7, 2014
Day 2 of WISE Conference

8:00 – 9:00 am Continental Breakfast (included in conference fee)
9:00 – 10:15 am Concurrent Sessions
10:15 – 10:30 am Coffee Break
10:30 – 11:45 am Concurrent Sessions
12:00 – 1:30 pm Lunch for all attendees (included in conference fee)
1:30 – 2:45 pm Concurrent Sessions


Keynote: “Three Stories We Tell”

Presenter: Dr. Michael Vande Berg, MVB Associates

Three very different paradigms or “master narratives” about teaching and learning across cultural boundaries have unfolded, one after the other, during the past century.  Dr. Michael Vande Berg will discuss some of the ways that the assumptions behind each of the three has differently informed theory, research and practice in education abroad.

Dr. Vande Berg has held leadership positions at several institutions that are unusually committed to the international education of their students, including CIEE: the Council on International Educational Exchange, where he was Vice President of Academic Affairs; Georgetown University, where he directed the Office of International Programs; the School for International Training, where he was Dean of Study Abroad; Michigan State University, where he directed the Office of Study Abroad; Kalamazoo College, where he was Director of the International Center, and el Instituto Internacional, in Madrid, where he chaired the English Department.  He is lead editor and author of Student learning abroad: What our students are learning, what they are not, and what we can do about it. A founding Board member of the Forum on Education Abroad, he frequently trains and coaches interculturally in the U.S. and abroad, and he recently received the Forum’s Peter A. Wollitzer Award for his “remarkable effectiveness in influencing institutions of higher education to understand and support education abroad.”

Detailed Schedule for Concurrent Sessions

Thursday February 6

10:45 am – 12:00 pm

Facilitating Intercultural Learning, Model 1: Home Campus Faculty, Prior to and After Study Abroad
Bruce La Brack, University of the Pacific; Laura Bathurst, University of the Pacific

Building a Foundation with the DMIS, IDI and the IDC
Penelope Pynes, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

DIVE: a four-step framework for creating meaningful short-term experiences abroad
Karen Wardzala, Georgetown University; Elizabeth Stephen, Georgetown University

Short-term Study Abroad: Assessing Perspective Transformation of Adult Learners
Anne Hornak, Central Michigan University; Elizabeth Kirby, Central Michigan University

1:30 – 2:45 pm

Facilitating Intercultural Learning, Model 2: Host Country Faculty Facilitate Learning at Sites Abroad
Lilli Engle, American University Center of Provence; Marion Tizon, CIEE Study Center in Lima, Peru; Michael Vande Berg, MVB Associates

Supporting Students Through the Intercultural Learning Curve
Jack Zerbe, Guilford College; Daniel Diaz, Guilford College; Tom Martinek, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Encouraging meaningful reflection in and out of the classroom in short term study abroad programs
Sarah Egan Warren, North Caroline State University

Preparing Students for Intercultural Communication Abroad
Marianne Magjuka, Wake Forest University; Shayla Herndon-Edmunds, Wake Forest University

3:00 – 4:15 pm

Facilitating Intercultural Learning, Model 3: Home Campus Faculty Facilitate Learning through On-Line Teaching and Intervention
Kris Lou, Willammette University; Gabriele Bosley, Bellarmine University

How Will We Know? Assessing students’ intercultural learning in education abroad programs
Darla Deardorff, AIEA and Duke University

The Intersection of Mentoring and Intercultural Learning
Kacy Peckenpaugh, Weber State University; Meredith Field, Bucknell University; Steven Randall, University of Arizona

VCU Globe: Collaborating on Intercultural Skills Development on Campus and Abroad
Jill Blondin, Amber Bennett Hill, and Stephanie Tignor, Virginia Commonwealth University

4:30 – 5:45 pm

Assessing Student Learning Abroad: Basic Principles, Diverse Approaches
Joyce Osland, San Jose State University; Doug Stuart, Independent consultant

Exploring Challenge Points to Increase Student Intercultural Development
Christina Sanchez, University of North Carolina at Charlotte; Maureen Gibson, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Service-Learning in Short-Term Study Abroad
Carl Jaramillo, Minds Abroad


Friday February 7

9:00 am – 10:15 am

Facilitating Intercultural Learning, Model 4: Home Campus Faculty Facilitate Learning At Sites Abroad
Steven Folmar, Wake Forest University; Ananda Mitra, Wake Forest University

Intercultural Effectiveness Assessment: A comprehensive program design
Iris Berdrow, Bentley University

Pre-International Cultural Preparation Courses: The “Nuts and Bolts” of Course Design and Implementation in a University Setting
Adam Henry, Arizona State University; Steven Duke, Wake Forest University

Study Abroad 101: Things to consider
Denise Bellamy, University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Kevin Morrison, Elon University

10:30 – 11:45 am

Helping Students Articulate Their Intercultural Skills to Potential Employers
Katharine Brooks, Wake Forest University; Carolyn Couch, Wake Forest University; Mercy Eyadiel, Wake Forest University

Whose Intercultural learning? Turning study abroad into research and scholarship opportunities for faculty, staff and student
Prudence Layne, Elon University

The effective facilitation of student intercultural development abroad:  Key findings and implications of recent research
Tara Harvey, CIEE

Re-entry Course Design: Challenges and Choices
Andrew Smith, Wake Forest University

1:30 – 2:45 pm

Managing Risks across Cultures
Steven Duke, Wake Forest University

Revealing New Visions of Intercultural Learning through a PRISM
Tracy Rundstrom Williams, Texas Christian University

Inquiry-Guided Learning and Study Abroad
Richard Slatta, North Carolina State University; Maxine Atkinson, North Carolina State University

The Basics of Budgeting and Marketing for Short Term Programs
Mike Tyson, Wake Forest University