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Outside the Study Abroad Box: Working with Non-Traditional and Non-Credit Travelers
Students on U.S. campuses are traveling internationally to pursue all kinds of experiences that haven’t traditionally been called “study abroad.” Education abroad offices are often called on to step in when things go wrong for these students, even if they don’t have all the information they want or need. Panelists Catherine Bogle, Senior Study Abroad Coordinator at University of Colorado Denver, and Beth Osterlund, Assistant Director, Global Safety and Security, Northwestern University, share their tried and true tactics for connecting with non-credit and non-traditional travelers on their campuses and supporting safe international educational travel of all kinds.

Topics include:

• Defining “university sponsored” travel
• Finding non-traditional and non-credit travelers where they are
• Preparation and support for non-credit/non-traditional travelers
• How to support policies related to these groups

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Apr 24, 2019 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Beth Osterlund
Beth Osterlund has worked in international education for over 15 years. As Assistant Director of the Office of Global Safety and Security at Northwestern University, she works to support undergraduate and graduate travelers including pre-departure medical management planning, traveler outreach, and trip leader preparation/support. Beth began her career at The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. She worked for 12 years for one of the largest privately funded international scholarship programs in the United States sponsoring over 1000 students for study abroad each year. During her tenure at Rotary, Beth also worked on Rotary’s high school exchange program to help certify that volunteer leadership created and maintained a safe environment for high school exchange students in Rotary programs. She is a member of the Northwestern’s Education Abroad Crisis Management Council and is an active member of Pulse, a network of university international health and safety specialists.
Catherine Bogle
Catherine Bogle is a Senior Study Abroad Coordinator in the Office of Global Education at the University of Colorado Denver. She coordinates with students and residents at the Anschutz Medical Campus who are pursuing independent academic opportunities abroad. She also advises CU Denver downtown students about study abroad programs and resources. In addition, Catherine manages a portfolio of faculty-led, short-term study abroad programs from both campuses. In college, Catherine spent a semester in Tanzania. More recent travels include exploring Isla del Sol in Bolivia, traveling 12,271 kilometers via the Trans-Siberian Railway, and road-tripping through the Balkans. Catherine has a BA in anthropology from the University of Colorado Boulder and an MA in International Education from SIT Graduate Institute. In her free time, Catherine loves skiing, trail-running, and biking around her hometown of Denver.