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We create forward-thinking training programs to help you launch and level-up your career and gain practical modern skills for the digital economy.
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Participate in a project-based internships and finally gain the practical experience you need to land your first (or next!) position in international education.
About Our Founder: Brooke Roberts
Brooke is a former international education executive, 4-time entrepreneur, global digital nomad, and a TEDx speaker.
She started Inside Study Abroad in 2009 while she was running global programs at the University of South Dakota. New to her role, she found there was a lack of public resources and transparency on what it takes to not only launch a career in international education but to thrive as a dedicated and passionate professional. So she bought the domain name, created a Blogger account, and the rest is history. Over the past decade, Brooke grew Inside Study Abroad to become one of the leading professional development platforms for aspiring and experienced international educators.
In November 2015, Brooke launched the Global Pro Institute - an online professional development and training program helping aspiring and seasoned professionals launch and level-up their careers in international education and meaningful travel. To date, over 500 people have gone through the program.
Prior to starting Inside Study Abroad, Brooke was Senior Vice President of GoAbroad.com, Director of Operations for Global Educators, Manager of Global Learning at the University of South Dakota, on-board ship staff for Semester at Sea, Program and University Relations Manager for EUSA - Academic Internships, consultant to numerous universities and study abroad organizations, a lecturer at Beijing Normal University-Zhuhai, Academic Coordinator for summer programs at Brown University, and Study Abroad Advisor/Grad Assistant at Baldwin-Wallace University. She's spoken at the national conferences for NAFSA, CIEE, Forum, and WYSTC, as well as, been invited to be the keynote speaker at multiple Lessons From Abroad events around the country.
She holds a BA from Northeastern University in International Affairs and an MA from Bowling Green State University in Higher Education Administration. During her academic career, Brooke spent three semesters studying abroad in Geneva, Switzerland; Orleans, France; and London, England, where she attended the London School of Economics and interned in the British Parliament.
She's a multi-passionate, serial-entrepreneur. Learn more about Brooke's companies below:
The Study Abroad Journal: A practical field guide and reflection journal for study abroad participants
The New Dorothy: Media and education platform for brazen and ambitious female entrepreneurs.
Retreat Rockstar: A comprehensive online training program teaching entrepreneurs, coaches, consultants, and educators how to create, market, and sell-out destination group travel experiences