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2020 Virtual BASAA Fall Meeting

The BASAA Fall Meeting is typically a professional development opportunity for our community. For 2020, we are structuring it a little differently this year. We will be offering a morning session, an afternoon session, and a happy hour in the evening. Feel free to attend any or all of these virtual events. We’d like to say thank you to everyone who has volunteered to be a part of these sessions! There is one link to register where you will indicate which session(s) you will attend. Please RSVP below by Wednesday, December 9 to ensure you receive the Zoom links. We hope you will be able to join us!

Friday, December 11

Morning Session

A call to action for IE professionals: Applying intercultural frameworks to a racial justice context

9:30 AM – 11:00 AM | Andrea Wiley and Lauren Chow

While it has always been imperative for international education professionals to reflect on their own identities and roles in dismantling systemic racism, the recent resurgence in the US racial justice movement has prompted many more conversations around this topic. Rather than approaching racial justice as an “additional” skill set that international educators must acquire, this session seeks to clarify the link between our work and racial justice work by utilizing skills and tools we already have at hand. The session will use the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI), a tool known for helping us more effectively engage across differences in international contexts, as a case study for how we can apply intercultural frameworks in a racial justice context. Participants will explore using the language of the IDI to evaluate and discuss issues of domestic diversity, equity, and inclusion within their personal and professional contexts.

Afternoon Session

The Impact of 2020: Reflecting on the Past to Prepare for the Next Decade

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM


  • Julie Leitman – Vice President, University Partnerships, API
  • Nick Gozik – Director, Office of International Programs & the McGillycuddy-Logue Center for Undergraduate Global Studies, Boston College
  • Mary Struzska-Tyamayev – Director, Center for Global Education, Simmons University
  • Corey Blackmar – Associate Director, Internationalization Initiatives, Emerson College
  • Andrea (Andi) Walgren – Institutional Representative, Study Abroad, Boston University

With 2020 coming to end, and amidst a global pandemic, join us as we explore different perspectives on the future of our field, including reflections on how the field has grown over time and thoughts on the lasting impacts of COVID from leaders in the field of education abroad.

BASAA Happy Hour

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Let’s celebrate the end of the fall semester; join us for a virtual happy hour!

Session recordings can be found here

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