Global Pro Labs

Online training and implementation programs teaching you the core functions and foundations of the professional world of international education and meaningful travel.


What Are the Global Pro Labs?

Skills-based Training for International Education Professionals

Learn the practical skills, strategies, and systems used to design, deliver, and manage global programs. 

Introduction to the Core Career Tracks in Global Education

Understand the difference between study abroad, international students, admissions, program design, and recruitment and gain clarity career track is right for you.

Taught By Experienced Professionals

Our training programs are designed, taught by experienced professionals & experts with a down-to-earth approach to their work in global education. 

Affordable Skills-based Training

Career development and skill-building should NOT break the bank. We intentionally design our programs to not only be affordable at any stage of your career journey, but we give on-going access to the content so that you can learn and implement at your own pace.  

Professional Certificates

Once you've completed each Lab, you'll have the opportunity to take an assessment to officially be certified in that global career track. You can then share these certifications on LinkedIn and feature them in your future job applications. 

Forever Access 

Other professional development programs only give you access to comprehensive trainings for 4-6 weeks. But most of us are busy and we need more time to consume, understand, and implement new strategies and ideas. Therefore, when you enroll in a Global Pro Lab, you get forever access to the training recordings as long as Inside Study Abroad exists. 

Global Pro Labs

The Global Pro Labs cover the core professional career tracks and functional areas of international education and global programs: Education Abroad, International Student Advising, International Admissions, Program Design & Delivery, and Recruitment & Marketing

Study Abroad Lab
Marketing Lab
Admissions Lab
Programs Lab

Study Abroad Advising & Management Lab


Live Workshop + Q&A  June 10. Recording available on-demand June 15. 

Learn the fundamentals of study abroad advising approaches, program portfolio development, critical systems and workflows, campus collaboration, student preparation, working with providers, and more! 

  • Learn the core education abroad advising cycle and the main demands and objectives that come with each stage of the student experience
  • Understand the behind-the-scenes management, decision-making, and administration of the core types of global education programs
  • Gain clarity on how study abroad operates within the larger university and organization context plus how to collaborate with various invested constituencies (students, parents, faculty, administrators, partner organizations, and destinations)
  • Be prepare for the common challenges, road blocks, and issues that can hinder your work in education abroad

Meet Your Instructors

Jason Kinnear

Jason Kinnear is Interim Associate Dean of Study Abroad & Exchanges at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Working in IE for over 20 years, he has held positions in ISSS, education abroad, and service-learning at the University of Northern Colorado, Colorado State University, and the University of Missouri.

These positions touched on all aspects of education abroad, including advising, program development & administration, risk management, and leading programs abroad. He has held several volunteer leadership positions in the Forum and NAFSA: Association of International Educators. Jason studied abroad in London and holds an MA in Education Leadership from the University of Northern Colorado.

Chris Churma

Chris Churma is an education abroad consultant and most recently was the Director of University Relations at Semester at Sea. Working in IE for 19 years, he has held a variety of positions at the University of Minnesota, Colorado State University, and Semester at Sea.

Throughout his education abroad career, Chris’s positions have included a wide variety of aspects including student recruitment, partnership relations, experiential learning program development, student advising, program management, and marketing and outreach. He has held several leadership positions with NAFSA: Association of International Educators. Chris studied abroad with Semester at Sea as well as participated in a study and internship program in London. He holds a MA in Educational Policy and Administration/International Education and Exchange from the University of Minnesota.

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Marketing and Recruitment Lab


Available On-demand Now

Learn the"Promotion Pyramid Framework" and the most effective marketing strategies and messaging approaches to use at each stage of the participant journey. From social media, email marketing, SMS, content marketing, and paid media - learn how to create targeted marketing campaigns and measure their effectiveness. 

  • How to Map the Journey from Curiosity to Participant with The Promotion Pyramid Framework
  • Understand Core Discovery strategies online & in-person
  • Where and How to Capture curiosity and create your "Participant Magnet"
  • Nurturing Participants and Bridging the GAP between curiosity and application
  • Tools of the Trade: Implementation, tracking, and measuring success of your marketing

Meet Your Instructor

Brooke Roberts

Brooke Roberts is founder of Inside Study Abroad and former Senior Vice President of Working in IE for nearly 15 years, she has held positions in education abroad, international internships, marketing, student recruitment, and student advising. 

For the past eight years, Brooke has grown several businesses and organizations to multiple six and seven figures in revenue and regularly consults for small and medium companies on marketing and growth strategies in the digital economy. 

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Additional Labs Launching in 2021

International Admissions & Recruitment Lab

Launching July 2021

Learn how the international admissions and recruitment world is structured, key elements of powerful recruitment strategies on a budget, the critical challenges facing admissions officers, working with recruiters, understanding the admissions process for prospective international students, and managing a global recruitment strategy.  

Instructor: Rebecca Hansen

Assistant Director of International Admissions, Northern Kentucky University

Global Programs Development & Delivery Lab

Launching August 2021

Learn how to design & deliver global programs that focus on student learning outcomes, cross-cultural integration, and meaningful participation while maintaining health, safety, and risk standards. You'll understand the unique challenges of running global programs onsite - including managing logistics, student mental & emotional health, and emergency response/preparedness.

Instructor: Sam Cooper

Sr. Placements & Business Engagement Manager, University of Roehampton Business School

International Students & Scholars Lab 

Launching October 2021

Learn how the international student visa system works in the US, the critical resources and systems you need to be successful as an ISSS advisor, plus creative ways to support international students on campus and online. 

Instructor: Jody Pritt

Director of International Student and Scholar Services, Georgia State University

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It's time to up-skill in Global Education

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About Inside Study Abroad

Founded in 2009, Inside Study Abroad is the premier career development and internship provider for aspiring international education professionals. 

Through our Inside Study Abroad podcast, Global Pro Institute & Internship career development program, and our new Global Pro Labs training series, our aim is to provide seasoned and aspiring professionals with the critical resources they need to launch and grow a career in international education. 


About Our Founder - Brooke Roberts

Back in 2009, while managing Global Learning at the University of South Dakota, Brooke launched Inside Study Abroad blog as a place to share her musings, learnings, and challenges as a professional in international education. That blog has grown to become a leading resource for emerging global learning professionals around the world with over 500 students going through our signature program, the Global Pro Institute. 

Prior to starting Inside Study Abroad, Brooke was Senior Vice President of, 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. More recently, she spent 18 months living and working around the world as a digital nomad. 

She's a multi-passionate, serial-entrepreneur. Learn more about Brooke's companies below: 

Brazenist for aspiring online entrepreneurs, coaches, and consultants. 

The Study Abroad Journal: A practical field guide and reflection journal for study abroad participants