Moving Study Abroad into a More Sustainable Era with Karen McBride

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Moving Study Abroad into a More Sustainable Era - Karen McBride - Inside Study Abroad

In this session, we're talking with Karen McBride, Ed.D., President & Founder of Bound International about climate change and sustainability in education abroad.

Topics we'll cover:

    1. Karen's international education journey and how she is helping build sustainable international travel initiatives on US campuses

    2. How international education and sustainability professionals can be partners, not opponents

    3. Student interest in climate change and the Climate Reality Project

    4. New opportunities to expand knowledge and action for the future


About Karen McBride, Ed.D.

Karen is a career international higher education professional with 16 years of experience cultivating international academic opportunities for American college students as well as visiting students and scholars from abroad to the U.S. She specializes in multi-faceted partnership development, education abroad programming and intercultural training. She is now focused on reconciling environmental sustainability, as well as issues around Climate Action and Climate Justice, with these endeavors.

Karen has worked for a large public university and a mid-sized private university in the U.S., two third party study abroad program providers as well as an Italian institute of higher education. She studied abroad in Costa Rica and Scotland, interned abroad in Ireland, was an international graduate student in the United Kingdom and is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Antigua, West Indies). She earned her doctorate in Educational Policy and Administration for International Educators at the University of Minnesota, having conducted research in, and later returning as a Fulbright Specialist to, Bangkok and Chiang Mai, Thailand. She is the Past Chair of NAFSA’s Education Abroad Knowledge Community and, most recently, a member of the Climate Reality Project Leadership Corps.



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