As part of BASAA’s commitment to the Institute for International Education’s Generation Study Abroad initiative, we are pleased to formally announce our partnership with the Boston Public School’s Department of Global Education. Click here to learn more about the great work that the BPS is currently doing around global education. Through our partnership we hope to support the Department of Global Education in the following areas of need:
- Host Family Policy (review newly drafted policy)
- Policy Review (thought partner in reviewing trip policies)
- Fundraising Support (prospect research, grant writing)
- Public Relations Support (celebrating achievements through publications and web presence)
- Professional Development Support (create online training modules for teachers leading trips)
- Volunteer Support for Schools/Teachers Running Programs (pre-trip prep, fundraising, etc.)
This partnership will take shape through the work of a Community Engagement Task Force lead by Mary Ogburn, Program Manager, Boston University Study Abroad. We are thrilled to have Mary on board to lead this important initiative. BASAA members and friends are welcome to join the Community Engagement Task Force by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Mary Ogburn
As a program manager at Boston University Study Abroad, Mary works specifically with BU’s programs in France, Italy, and Israel. She advises prospective students from Boston University and other institutions, liaises closely with on-site staff, supports outreach initiatives, and informs students about pre-departure and visa application procedures. With a strong interest in community involvement, Mary also serves on the campus-wide Advising Network, advises the BU Salsa Club, and will be teaching a section of BU’s first-year experience course this fall. Before coming to BU, Mary has worked in study abroad in various capacities at Virginia Tech, Boston College, and Wellesley College. Mary has a BA in French from the College of William and Mary and an MA in Higher Education Administration from Boston College, and has been active in BASAA since 2010. She spent a semester abroad in Aix-en-Provence at the American University Center of Provence, in addition to shorter study experiences in Florence, Italy; Montpellier, France; and Kassel, Germany.