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.


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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
Program Design

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.  

One Year 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 twelve months of access to the training recordings.

Study Abroad Advising & Management Lab


 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


 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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International Admissions & Recruitment Lab


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.  


  • Module 1: Introduction to International Admissions & Recruitment
  • Module 2: How to Build a Global Recruitment Plan
  • Module 3: International Recruitment Strategies 
  • Module 4: Communications & Marketing in International Student Recruitment
  • Module 5: Recruitment Analysis & Measuring ROI

Meet Your Instructor

Rebecca D. Hansen is currently the Assistant Director of International Admissions at Northern Kentucky University. She has held positions in offices of admission at both Westminster College (SLC) and Stetson University, and transitioned to leading an international admissions team within an ISSS office at Northern Kentucky University in 2015.

Rebecca Hansen’s eleven years in the field has given her firsthand experience with international student recruitment, including agent partner relations, armchair recruitment, goal-oriented recruitment travel, on-campus student advocacy, scholarship management, and strategic campus internationalization. Ms. Hansen is currently pursuing her MA in Integrative Studies with focuses on International Education, Communication, and Leadership, which she will complete May 2022.

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Program Design & Delivery Lab


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.


  • Module 1: Foundations of Program Design & Delivery
  • Module 2: Reverse Engineering Program Timeline
  • Module 3: Design Considerations
  • Module 4: Developing Program Budgets & Pricing
  • Module 5: Working with Faculty
  • Module 6: Facilitating High-Impact Intercultural Learning
  • Module 7: Delivering the Experience
  • Module 8: Program Assessment & Evaluation

Meet Your Instructors

Samantha Cooper

Sam has over 20 years of experience in international education. She's become a leading professional in international internship program design and delivery. 

Sam is passionate about providing opportunities for professionals in international education to learn about best practices and collaborate to improve experience for both students and staff, is a former Board Director of the Association of American Study Abroad Programmes UK, co-founder of PDX Abroad, and is currently the Placements and Business Engagement Manager at the University of Roehampton in London, UK.

Brooke Roberts

Brooke has over 18 years of experience in international  education. She went from intern to executive in four years and has founded two companies in the industry. She's worked in multiple facets of IE including program design, administration, and delivery; organizational management; digital marketing; student recruitment and advising, and more. 

In 2009, Brooke founded Inside Study Abroad and GPI to provide a resource and community for the next generation of international education leaders and professionals. 

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International Students & Scholars Lab


Register for the LIVE session!

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. 


  • Module 1: Introduction to International Students 
  • Module 2: The International Student Lifecycle
  • Module 3: Immigration Compliance 101 
  • Module 4: International Student Programming
  • Module 5: Hot Topics in ISSS
  • Live Q&A Replay

Meet Your Instructor

Jody Pritt

Jody is the Director of International Student & Scholar Services at Georgia State University. She began her career in international education by teaching English as a foreign language in China in 2002.  Since then, she earned a Masters Degree in Student Affairs Counseling  and held various ISSS leadership positions at Missouri State University, the University of South Carolina, and Drury University. 

Her career spans almost 20 years and includes comprehensive international student support experience ranging from enrollment management, programmatic enrichment, immigration compliance advisement, and international employee administration. She's also held leadership roles at NAFSA where she has served as the Region IV treasurer, the South Carolina State Representative, the Region VII Chair, and currently the Regional Affairs Committee Chair-Elect Cohort Coach. 

She is a doctoral candidate at the University of Missouri-Columbia in the Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis Program.  Her dissertation will focus on the transformative outcomes of an international study experience. 

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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