Call for Proposals

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WISE 2022 Session Proposal Form

Preview of CFP Form (Word doc)

Priority Deadline: Monday, October 18, 2021

Final Deadline: Monday, November 1, 2021

Reimagining and Enhancing Intercultural Learning

at Home and Abroad

About WISE Concurrent Sessions:

Faculty and international educators are invited to submit session proposals that bolster the conversation on intercultural learning surrounding study abroad, on-campus programming, and the international student experience.  Proposals are peer-reviewed by the WISE Conference Steering Committee.

Characteristics of a strong WISE Session Proposal include:

  • innovative approaches and methods to support the intercultural development process for students
  • findings of academic research or personal reflection informed by theory
  • various perspectives by partnering with co-presenters from different institutions/organizations
  • voices of students, including as co-presenters, to add to the robustness of the session; students are encouraged to apply for a WISE registration grant
  • experiences of traditionally underrepresented institutions/groups, such as community colleges, HBCUs, first generation students, etc.
  • interaction among presenters and attendees
  • concrete learning outcomes for session participants

Suggested Topics:

  • Intercultural learning or training skills
  • Effective approaches to assessing intercultural competence
  • Practical pedagogical tools
  • Best practices for international student acclimation, intercultural development, and study abroad knowledge application  
  • Innovative ideas that stem from knowledge gained at previous WISE Conferences

Session Format:

Sessions are 75 minutes. Presenters are encouraged to include 15+ minutes in their session for discussion and Q&A. Multiple presenters (no more than 3 are recommended) for a session are welcome and should be noted on the proposal.

For more information on previous conference sessions, please explore the WISE 2020 Conference session descriptions.


  • WISE Conference is a professional development opportunity for international educators, and is noncommercial. Pre-conference workshops and general conference sessions should not be used for direct promotion of a speaker’s product, service, or other self-interest. Session presenters contribute their time and knowledge in the spirit of collegial collaboration and learning.
  • All participants whose proposals are accepted for a session are required to register for the WISE Conference by December 15 and attend the conference to present their scheduled session.
  • All presenters must register for WISE Conference and are responsible for their own expenses (limited registration grants available).
  • All presenters are asked to indicate by December 15 if special assistance is needed so that we can, if necessary, make reasonable accessibility accommodations. Email

Typical Yearly Timeline*:

Call for Session Proposals opens — June

Proposal Deadline — mid-September

Notification of Proposal status — mid- to late October

   *Timeline altered for WISE: Connect 2021 and WISE Conference 2022


Leigh Hatchett Stanfield, WISE Conference Chairperson
Executive Director of Global Engagement & Administration
Center for Global Programs and Studies
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, North Carolina  27109   U.S.A.
Phone: 336-758-5938