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Community Engagement Task Force: Welcomes new leadership!

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.)

The Community Engagement Task Force is now led by Kathleen Head,  Operations Manager at MCPHS.  We are thrilled to have Kathleen on board to continue this important initiative. BASAA members and friends are welcome to join the Community Engagement Task Force by emailing

About Kathleen Head

As the Operations Manager for International Programs within the Center for International Studies at MCPHS University, Kathleen Head oversees all education abroad activities as well as exchange programming and other international projects. She manages risk management efforts for new and existing international programs, developed international programs evaluations and facilitates ongoing assessment, and advises MCPHS University students wishing to participate in an international program. In addition to her primary responsibilities, Kathleen also serves as the institutional Fulbright Scholar Liaison and is a member of the Culture and Diversity Taskforce on campus. Before coming to MCPHS University, Kathleen has worked in higher education and study abroad at the New England College of Business and Finance and Education First: College Study Tours. Kathleen earned a BA in Spanish from Colgate University where she spent a semester studying at the Universidad de Sevilla in Spain. In addition, Kathleen completed her Master of Science in Global Studies and International Affairs at Northeastern University where she conducted field research in Italy as a part of her thesis on European higher education and student mobility. In her spare time, Kathleen volunteers as a College Access Coach for Breakthrough Greater Boston and as a Mentor for the Alray Scholars Program.

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