Fall 2012 Meeting
When Students WIV( Work, Intern, or Volunteer) Abroad Opportunities
Friday, October 14, 2011
1:30–2 p.m. - light refreshments
2–4 p.m. - meeting
402 Walter Library
When Students WIV (Work, Intern, or Volunteer) Abroad opportunities, do you ever discuss the realities of volunteering and interning (i.e. who really benefits from a student's experience?), managing both expectations and preconceptions of WIV experiences, health and safety issues, and in some cases, grappling with some tough ethical considerations while abroad?
This session is a perfect time for us to come together to network, learn and reflect about these important WIV issues. Hear from key colleagues from around the campus and Learning Abroad Center staff to learn from their experiences facing student development issues surrounding an array of Work, Intern, and Volunteer Abroad opportunities. Come join us!
Resources and presentations mentioned at the October 14th, 2011 Education Abroad Network (EAN) Meeting
- Learning Abroad Center WIV Presentation, Martha Johnson and Scott Daby, Learning Abroad Center (ppt)
Learning Abroad Resources
- Criteria for a Learning Abroad Experience
- Advising information for work, intern, and volunteer abroad programs
- NAFSA Resource for Vetting Partners and Developing Work, Internship and Volunteer Abroad (WIVA) Programs
- Forum on Education Abroad Guidelines for Credit and Non-Credit Volunteer, Internship Experience and Work (VIEW) Programs Abroad
- List of global volunteerism and ethics articles provided by Tricia Todd, U of M Health Careers Center (pdf)