2021 CIEE International Education & Exchange Summit
November 15, 2021

The 2021 CIEE International Education & Exchange Summit was held online the week of November 1-5, 2021.

After the successful cross-pollination of ideas that came out of 2020’s inaugural CIEE International Education & Exchange Summit, we again used this opportunity to bring together colleagues from around the world who worked not just in study abroad, but in cultural exchange programs of all kinds. We discussed topics among a diverse group of attendees, including students, universities and colleges, employers, providers, agents, governments, NGO’s, and more.

(Panel Discussion) International Exchanges Unbound: Creating Cultural and Social Virtual Exchange Experiences

APRU (Association of Pacific Rim Universities) came together in August 2020 to launch the APRU Virtual Student Exchange Program, led by the Chinese University of Hong Kong with a unique proposition: co-curricular activities which focus on cultural, leadership, career, and social aspects of study abroad experiences in virtual delivery.

For the first year of the program, it included 26 universities, 229 academic courses, 1100+ students enrolled, and 41 co-curricular programs, bringing students from across the network in 14 economies of the Pacific Rim for free.

In this panel, case study presentations from APRU universities will provide lessons on running engaging virtual programs.

Revisit the recording here.


  • Jacqueline Wong, Director (Network Programs), Association of Pacific Rim Universities
  • Shally Fan, Director of Academic Links, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Kimberly Bellows, Program Coordinator, Intercultural Programs, UC Davis Global Affairs
  • Alex Rendon, Director of International Programs, Universidad San Francisco e Quito
  • Jeffrey Measelle, Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Oregon

Download Presentation here

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