The 2019 BASAA Spring Conference will be held on Friday, April 19, 2019. The conference will be held at Simmons College from 10am-3pm.
Registration is now open! Click here to register, and please note you will need a NAFSA login to register.
Join the BASAA community for a (belated) celebration of the New Near! We’ll be gathering at Boston Beer Works (61 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA) on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 from 5:30pm-8:30pm. Cash bar is available, and light bites will be provided thanks to the generosity of CEA Study Abroad. Thanks, CEA!
We hope to see you there!
We are hosting a BASAA New Years Networking Social on January 10th. This will be a great opportunity to connect with colleagues in the field and celebrate the new year before the next semester is upon us. We will also be introducing the new BASAA Co-Chairs at the social.
Please join us on Wednesday January 10, 2018 at the Central Wharf Co. from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM.
Also in a continued effort to support the Fund for Education Abroad BASAA Scholarship please consider making a donation to FEA. The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) is proud to partner with BASAA to offer a Boston-area Scholarship dedicated to increasing access for underrepresented students in study abroad. Donations can be made online; donors should select “BASAA Scholarship Fund” in the drop down menu to designate their donation.
In 2015, BASAA partnered with the Boston Public Schools and created the Community Engagement Task Force to support the district’s global education initiatives. The central mission of the Department of Global Education is to increase the quality and number of international experiences for all BPS students. Most recently the Department welcomed a new director, Brittany Wheaton Calloway, who serves as the primary advisor for the Community Engagement Task Force.
While the Task Force supports BPS/Department of Global Education efforts such as policy review, fundraising, public relations, professional development, etc., we are currently seeking volunteers to help with the first ever BPS Youth Summit on Global Education. Next May, BPS and the Department of Global Education hope to convene hundreds of students to engage in an interactive program that emphasizes global citizenship and innovation. Attendees will have the opportunity to take part in workshops, collaborative sessions and more. BASAA is thrilled to be involved in this exciting event! If you are interested in learning more about the Community Engagement Task Force and/or becoming a volunteer for the BPS Youth Summit, please contact the current Task Force Chair, Kathleen Head at Kathleen.firstname.lastname@example.org.