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Physics Department
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Elon University Study Abroad Forum – Conference

Thursday, October 29, 2009, 3:00-8:00 pm
McKinnon Hall, Moseley Center

The Study Abroad Committee and the Isabella Cannon Centre for International Studies invite the Elon University community to attend the second annual Study Abroad Forum on Thursday, October 29, 2009.

What is the purpose of the Study Abroad Forum?

  • To celebrate academic achievements of students and faculty resulting from study abroad in the three areas of disciplinary (academic) learning, cultural awareness, and personal growth
  • To further integrate study abroad into the academic environment at Elon, including students’ learning goals at the University, and into faculty teaching and scholarship
  • To serve as preparation for students who will study abroad and to provide a forum for significant reflection and analysis for those students who have returned from short term or semester study abroad programs
  • To continue to deepen the academic experience as it pertains to study abroad

Who should attend?

  • All students, alumni, faculty, and staff are encouraged to attend
  • Students who are considering studying abroad, preparing to study abroad, or have studied abroad
  • Faculty who study abroad currently, and those thinking about becoming involved in study abroad

Who should apply to present at the forum?

  • Students and alumni who have significant learning and scholarly experiences in, resulting from, or about the study-abroad setting
  • Faculty and staff who have conducted research on international education

How to apply?

  • Submit an abstract, online, for your presentation/poster/performance/panel (up to about 350 words)
  • Students and alumni need a faculty sponsor to submit an abstract.
  • Abstracts should convey how the paper/panel is related to or inspired by a study abroad experience, so that its link with the study abroad focus of the Forum is evident.

When to apply?

  • Submission deadline is September 20, 2009.

What type of sessions will there be at the Forum?

  • Themes will reflect academic disciplinary topics, culture, and personal growth
  • Types of presentations can be traditional scholarship, reflections, performance, exhibition/visual arts, examples of pedagogy, and the scholarship of teaching and learning
  • Panels and roundtables proposed and/or organized by faculty and students
  • Poster session
  • Faculty responders will offer feedback to student presenters

Questions or concerns? Please contact the organizing committee:

SAF Organizing Committee
c/o Martin Kamela (Chair)
Physics Department
2625 Campus Box
Email: mkamela@elon.edu