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North Central educators present at conference on international studies

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The team that heads the Office of International Programs at North Central College recently gave presentations at a conference for international educators.

Jack Shindler of Naperville, professor of English and director of international programs, and Kimberly Larsson, assistant to the director of international programs, gave presentations at the Association of International Educators (NAFSA) Conference June 1-4, in Kansas City, Mo. Some 7,000 educators attended worldwide.

Shindler was chosen from among 11 other presenters nationwide to give his session at the international conference. Named “Best of Region,” his presentation was titled “Region V Highlight: Internationalizing the Campus and Curriculum with an Annual Focus.” Region V includes Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin. Larsson chaired and presented, along with Shindler, a second session titled “Making Study Abroad Count: Models for Pre- and Post-Study Abroad Learning.”

North Central’s Office of International Programs provides services to both international students studying at North Central College and North Central students studying abroad. During the most recent academic year, 55 non-immigrant international students from 34 different countries studied at North Central, and 77 North Central College students participated in 27 different study abroad programs in 16 countries.

NAFSA is a worldwide association that works to advance international education and exchange and global workforce development. Visit to learn more.