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(12/4) Transformative Travel: Diversifying Study Abroad

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It\’s not exactly a Japan-related event…but it does involve a JET Alum! Trixie Cordova (ALT, Shimane-ken, 2007-2009) will be speaking on a panel on Thursday, December 4th. If you\’re interested, get your ticket here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/transformative-travel-diversifying-study-abroad-tickets-14252631003

Transformative Travel: Diversifying Study Abroad
Thursday, December 4, 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Celebrate #GivingTuesday and support The Wandering Scholar at HI-New York City\’s Ballroom! Join us for an evening of conversation and networking for people who love to travel and care about empowering others to do the same.

We will feature a lightning round panel of young leaders working in international education representing distinct organizations within higher education and the non-profit sectors. Each of our esteemed panel will share how they and their organization are working to diversify study abroad.

Event Includes:
Travel-themed silent auction
Locally brewed beer from the Bronx Beer Hall (two drink tickets)
Delicious pizza from Two Boots
Live Music

Event Itinerary
7:00: Doors Open + Themed Networking
7:30: Welcome Remarks
7:45: Lightning Round & Discussion
8:15: Music + Mingling

Featured Speakers
Trixie Cordova, Student Outreach Coordinator, Diversity Abroad
With experiences studying, working, interning, volunteering and researching abroad, Trixie has amassed a broad range of valuable travel and life lessons that she shares with young aspiring global citizens in her current role as Student Outreach Coordinator at Diversity Abroad. In this role, she travels to campuses across the country promoting global opportunities to students of diverse and underrepresented backgrounds. She has a M.A. in International Educational Development with a concentration in Peace Education from Teachers College at Columbia University. Her thesis, \”Critical Study Abroad\”, advocated for increased international educational opportunities for underserved youth, specifically at the high school level. She is interested in the intersection of international education with social justice and how to promote critical learning spaces for travelers in new cultures

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