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Budgeting for Program Sustainability
$100 for non-members and $60 for members
Building successful education abroad programs starts with a comprehensive budget. Planning ahead financially makes sure a program has the funds to cover planned and unplanned costs and put appropriate safety measures into place while keeping expenses reasonable for your students. It can also facilitate the repetition of the program for future students. Budgeting can even help you put your money where your mouth is when it comes to investing in partnerships, communities, and activities that represent the values you, your students, and your organization care about.
In this webinar, panelists Cara Lane-Toomey (Where They Be Dragons) and Lisa Chieffo (University of Delaware) will share their tactics for creating budgets for short-term and faculty-led education abroad program based on your office’s motivational goals and guiding ethical principles.

Jan 23, 2020 12:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Lisa Chieffo
Associate Director of Study Abroad @University of Delaware
Lisa Chieffo is Associate Director of Study Abroad in the Institute for Global Studies at the University of Delaware (UD). Overseeing some 100 travel study programs enrolling about 1,400 students annually, she is responsible for program development and budgeting, crisis management, policy development and implementation, and assessment. With over 25 years’ experience in education abroad, Lisa has worked with hundreds of faculty, providers, and host institutions to develop programs across the globe. She has also published widely and presented at multiple conferences. Most recently she co-led the Forum working group to publish the Forum Guidelines for Good Business Partnerships in May 2019. She earned her MA in German and EdD in Educational Leadership from UD.
Cara Lane-Toomey
Director of College Programming @Where There Be Dragons
Cara Lane-Toomey received her M.A. from the American University in Cairo and a B.A. from the University of St. Thomas. Cara currently serves as the Director of College Programming for Where There Be Dragons, where she oversees college study abroad programs and university partnerships. Previously, Cara directed AMIDEAST Education Abroad Programs, led study abroad programs in Morocco, served as a US Peace Corps Volunteer, and worked for a US Senator and a US Congresswoman.