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ISEP Coordinator Workshop--Defining the Value of Study Abroad for First Generation Students or First Time Travelers - Shared screen with speaker view
Lisle Du Plessis University of Johannesburg South Africa
16:49
University of Johannesburg South Africa
Michael Alijewicz - ISEP
16:53
Hi everyone! We are back in the Rosslyn office!
Sarah Tolman - Macalester College
17:03
Hello from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota!
Amira Mandwee - ISEP
20:27
IDEA Taskforce: Diversity@isep.org
Amira Mandwee - ISEP
21:24
Bias Incident Report Services: https://www.isepstudyabroad.org/while-you-are-abroad/resources-for-diversity-inclusion/bias-incident-support-services
Amira Mandwee - ISEP
21:54
IDEA Resources: https://www.isepstudyabroad.org/while-you-are-abroad/resources-for-diversity-inclusion
Michael Alijewicz - ISEP
22:16
Hot IDEA news
Bailey Kepford - ISEP
25:28
The Federal TRIO Programs are federal outreach and student services programs in the United States designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. They are administered, funded, and implemented by the United States Department of Education
Michael Alijewicz - ISEP
37:46
If you ever have specific scholarship questions email me or email scholarships@isep.org
Michael Alijewicz - ISEP
41:00
Della Burke and I were just talking about reaching out to her first time travelers from ITESO in Guadalajara, Mexico. She actually gets them together to go through Visa materials because they often dont know what specific terms mean.
Melody Stratton, ISEP
43:37
*Just to clarify, most ISEP summer programs offer the option for 6 U.S. credits, there are a few exceptions, but they are low cost options!
Melody Stratton, ISEP
46:32
I haven't personally used this, but there's an App students can use for flights that will notify their family of their flight status. It's called App in the Air. https://www.appintheair.mobi/
Leti Kahya
49:54
Thank you! These resources are very help.
Tiffany Gabbard--Cal State San Marcos
50:30
So impressed at all the angles ISEP considers in serving our students. Thank you for the resources and all the care!
ISEP Study Abroad One
51:34
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Michael Alijewicz - ISEP
53:19
What are you doing to them?!?!
Laura Hope, TU Dortmund (Germany)
53:32
I would love to hear from universities who collect statistics on 1st gen Students - how do you collect the data? If we ask on the application form, I am worried that People will think this will effect the decision… I would love to start gathering this data at our School.
Sarah Tolman - Macalester College
53:44
We offer optional info sessions (in addition to our regular pre-departure orientation sessions) that is geared towards first-time travelers that talks about airport basics, travel docs, etc. We actually have one session tonight so this has been really helpful to prepare for that.
Michael Alijewicz - ISEP
54:14
Wow, that's still an incredible number of students.
Lisle Du Plessis University of Johannesburg South Africa
54:45
Most of our students are first generation and traveling for the first time.
Tiffany Gabbard--Cal State San Marcos
55:02
I do something similar to Sarah and will host a Travel 101 workshop for first time travelers during International Education Week
Kristine Djerf
55:58
It is done through our Admissions office so I am not sure. It is "self-reported" by students.
Michael Alijewicz - ISEP
56:37
GDPR means they have to opt in, so we make sure they check it's okay.
Felicia Shelton, ISEP- URM-Southeast Region
57:17
@TiffanyGabbard I really like that: a Travel 101 workshop. That would definitely help to set their minds at ease at the airport and certainly, pre-departure. Having a list of things to have on board with you: any medications, making copies of flight itineraries for family back home, copies of passports, etc.
Michael Alijewicz - ISEP
57:38
Tiffany, what's the content of that 101 workshop?
Shelby Koninckx
58:26
We collect first-Gen and first-time-traveler data in two places - one in our Pre-Advising form before a student meets with us (it’s a multiple-selection list with “I identify as…” and then a whole list of options). It’s optional to complete. We also have a mandatory “Student Information Sheet” in each application through our office, which has a disclaimer that it is just for informational purposes not for selection criteria. It’s all self-reported though in those two spots. We pull in some info from the university student information system but first-time-travel certainly isn’t listed.
Felicia Shelton, ISEP- URM-Southeast Region
58:38
@TiffanyGabbard, that could be a great thing to post about on your social media as well.
Laura Hope, TU Dortmund (Germany)
59:00
Thanks, Shelby!
Kristine Djerf
59:00
We use to do a 1st time traveler session as an option for students and I think we should bring it back! Thanks for the reminder ISEP!
Michael Alijewicz - ISEP
01:00:05
@Tiffany, I think that just giving new students access to you and letting them know you're there is a great step 1 for relationship building too.
Michael Alijewicz - ISEP
01:01:23
If you're at a really small campus and haven't had a first time traveler in a while, let me know! We have alumni mentors who were first time travelers who love to give back to other ISEP students.
Tiffany Gabbard--Cal State San Marcos
01:02:19
@Michael…if you have any video vignettes that would be short to include, that would be AWESOME…we are seriously lacking in a returnee base!
Michael Alijewicz - ISEP
01:02:58
I will put it on the marketing list Tiffany, we do have some video content but are building up new IDEA-focused stuff.
Kristine Djerf
01:06:35
Yes!!! I saw that as well! It was interviews with parents and their student they supported to go abroad.
Donna Warner
01:06:51
The visa process is daunting even to students who have traveled before! The Spain and Italy webinars are helpful, though. Can you please also do one for Belgium?
Shelby Koninckx
01:07:41
I second the visa process comment! ^ These webinars are hugely helpful for all students but especially first-Gen and first-time travelers.
Tiffany Gabbard--Cal State San Marcos
01:09:23
Also if we could bring back the language and culture program sheets…like if you have so many semesters you can go here….
Shelby Koninckx
01:10:34
A visual/flow-chart with the process from start to finish (an overview, but with more detail than just applying, being placed, and arriving) would be a great asset to help a student understand what’s ahead to begin with.
Kristine Djerf
01:11:01
Thank you Bailey & ISEP!! This has been great! I need to run to another meeting. Thanks!!!
Michael Alijewicz - ISEP
01:11:16
Thanks for coming Kristine!
Michael Alijewicz - ISEP
01:12:24
I also do webinars on advising students on applying for our scholarships, which may be particularly helpful for non-US students..
Deya Ortiz-UW-La Crosse/She/Hers
01:12:39
Thank you!
Shelby Koninckx
01:12:56
Thank you!
Michael Alijewicz - ISEP
01:13:06
Thank you Bailey and Amira
Sarah Barr (Nebraska Wesleyan Univ.)
01:13:08
Thank you! This was wonderful!