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Education Abroad Advising Lab

In this Lab you'll 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

You'll have 12 months access to this Lab. 


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.