Spring 2016 International Educators Workshop Celebrates University Relationships and DIS Stockholm

This March, DIS successfully held its biannual International Educators Workshop (IEW) in Copenhagen! University partners, faculty members, study abroad professionals, and student affairs and academic advisors visited DIS to experience the everyday lives of students.

Participants attended classes, lived in Homestays, engaged on field studies, and navigated the streets, transportation, and culture here in Copenhagen.

Throughout the week, DIS staff and faculty engaged with participants in seminars to exchange knowledge of the study abroad field and student experience, including a session run by Associate Director of the Days-Massolo Center Kimberly Williams about advocating for intersectional students. DIS also had the opportunity to share excitement of DIS Stockholm opening in fall 2016. DIS Stockholm was met with great enthusiasm, with discussions around the academic offerings, cultural engagement options, the DIS facilities in Stockholm, and Swedish culture.

Assistant Director of Institutional Relations Ben Efird commented on the week, saying, “The International Educators Workshop is by far the best way for our partners to gain a sense of what it is like to be a DIS student, and is also a valuable time for collaboration and discussions. It was also a great opportunity for us to show our progress with DIS Stockholm, and share in our partners’ excitement for the upcoming semester in Sweden. Between the courses, lectures, field studies, and even a trip to the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde, I think the week was a great success!”

The IEW is a highlight for DIS every fall and spring, as it provides study abroad a true glimpse of the DIS experience from the student perspective. This past week was a great success, and DIS looks forward to next fall’s Workshop in Copenhagen and Spring 2017’s IEW held for the first time at DIS Stockholm.

Find more information about the DIS International Educators Workshop on this section of the website.

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