Forwarded as requested.
Dr. Daniel H. Olsen
Department of Geography, Brandon University
Room 4-10, John R. Brodie Science Centre
270 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada R7A 6A9
Phone: (204) 727-9766
Fax: (204) 728-7346
From: Suzanne Walther [mailto:swalther@...
Sent: Friday, October 23, 2009 2:37 PM
Could you please post the call for panelists and posters below to your
speciality group? Apologies for any cross-postings. Thanks!
I wanted to make a broad cross-section of our membership aware of two
opportunities at AAG. Even if you aren't directly involved in study abroad,
if you are interested in it in the future or if your students have engaged
in studying abroad during their time in school, these sessions could be
We are hosting a session on how to improve or equalize the benefits of study
abroad in the developing world and need a few more panelists for this
session. You can do this in addition to a paper presentation, as it is a
panel discussion to share and exchange ideas.
We are also hosting a poster session for undergrads and graduate students
who have studied abroad to present on their experiences. This is a great
opportunity to gain conference experience for students and for them to share
what they learned.
Listed below are the titles and short abstracts for both.Please email me if
you are interested in either session.
Expanding the responsibilities of educators of study abroad in the
This panel will engage in a round-table discussion on development of
long-term relationships, two-way exchanges, and collaborative teaching in
study abroad in order to bridge the North-South global divide. The aim of
this discussion is to facilitate ideas to create more balanced gains for US
students and educators going abroad as well as for students and educators in
host countries. Panelists will present examples of how to achieve this goal
(possibly necessitated by a previous experience) and examples of ideas that
were not as successful when implemented.
Student experiences in studying abroad in the developing world
Undergraduates and recent graduates present posters on an aspect of their
experience as a study abroad student and how it has effected them since
returning to the U.S.
President-UO Student Chapter of ASPRS
(American Society for Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing)
The Geospatial Information Society (GIS) Student Organization
Funding Chair-UO Women in Graduate Sciences
Department of Geography
University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403