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Call For Proposal: BASAA 2020 Spring Conference

Mark your calendars for BASAA 2020 Spring Conference on May 8!

We encourage you to share your knowledge and creativity with the BASAA community and submit a session proposal! Our conference theme is “The Roaring 20’s of Study Abroad: Reflecting on the Past to Prepare for the Next Decade” and sessions should be focused around one of five sub-themes:

  • Sustainability
  • Preparedness and Risk Management
  • Technology
  • Evolving General Best Practices
  • Diversity

Please submit your session proposal by 5:00 PM on Wednesday, April 1st. We look forward to hearing from you!

For more information, visit our conference event page!

Save the date for the BASAA Winter Social!

Thursday, February 6
5:30 – 8:30 PM
Dillon’s (955 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02115)

Come reunite with your colleagues in the field, enjoy some light apps, and meet the new Co-Chairs! We look forward to hearing what you would like to see from BASAA over the next two years. RSVP to our Facebook event to let us know you’re coming! 

Thank you to Boston University Study Abroad for sponsoring this event! Visit to learn more about their program offerings.

BASAA Summer Social August 15!

Join us for our BASAA Summer Social on Thursday, August 15 at Rosa Mexicano in the Boston Seaport! The event is from 5:30pm-7:30pm. Light bites will be provided thanks to sponsorship from Syracuse Abroad.

Help us plan and RSVP on our Facebook event! See you next month!

BASAA Spring Conference Date Announced

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 us for the BASAA Winter Social

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!

BASAA Community Discussions

Have you had a chance to check out our monthly Community Discussions?  This is a series of informal monthly gatherings to talk about what’s happening in education abroad!

To learn more and join us check out the BASAA Community Discussion page!

2018 BASAA Spring Conference

Registration is open for the 2018 BASAA Spring Conference taking place on April 20, 2018!

More details can be found on the event page. We look forward to seeing you all there!

BASAA New Years Networking Social

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.

2017 BASAA Spring Conference

Registration is open for the 2017 BASAA Spring Conference, more details can be found on the event page. We look forward to seeing you all there!


Community Engagement Task Force Update

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