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Contributions to International Education Utilizing Freirean Pedagogy

We are so proud of our CGEE staff & alumni presenting at upcoming “NAFSA” Regional Conferences! NAFSA: Association of International Educators is the world’s largest nonprofit association dedicated to international education and exchange. We believe that sharing our unique mission and pedagogy can help create the change we wish to see in the field of international education.

Ari Nicholson, CGEE Central America Alumni, Clark University graduate, and current International Resident Assistant in CGEE Mexico, and Ann Lutterman-Aguilar, CGEE Mexico Director, will be co-presenting at NAFSA Region XI on “Study Abroad for Changemakers: Vetting & Creating Decolonial Community-Based Programs.” Their co-presenter is Kuy Howard, Clark University Study Abroad Advisor.

From the abstract: “How do we approach international education while working in communities ravaged by an imperialist history?  How do we ensure that our students learn from local communities without exoticizing them, instead enabling them to learn from people whose voices have been excluded or marginalized in academia? In this interactive session, we will share research findings from community partners & decolonial theorists, as well as best practices for vetting and creating critical and decolonial study abroad.”

Congratulations to Ari and Ann on presenting to NAFSA Region XI!