2020 Symposium on International Faculty-Led Programs

Friday, April 17th, 2020
Portland State University, Smith Memorial Student Union
Portland, Oregon


Join faculty, administrators, and providers to share best practices in the field of international faculty-led programming. The Symposium seeks to create engaging learning experiences for attendees while offering opportunities for collaboration and professional growth. 

Deadline is January 24, 2020

Cost to Attend includes a light breakfast with coffee and tea breaks throughout the day. Booth registration includes one registration fee and a table for your organization, which will remain open and available to attendees for the duration of the Symposium. If you are registering for multiple people, please submit one form per person. Attendance is FREE for PSU Faculty!

Individual: $35.00*
Booth: $100.00

At next year's Symposium, we will be honoring and recognizing three outstanding faculty members that were nominated by study abroad professionals who have worked with them extensively. They will be honored during the Outstanding Faculty Ceremony. The deadline for faculty nominations is Friday, January 24, 2020.  For more details and to submit a nomination, please go to the online submission form. The honorees from 2019 (in no particular order) were:

Professor Erika Robb Larkins, San Diego State University
Professor Aki Suzuki, South Puget Sound Community College
Professor Brenda Glascott, Portland State University

Faculty Engagement

Faculty need support to attend the Symposium on International Faculty-Led Programs. Those who have been able to attend in the past have reported that hearing from other faculty leaders was the most valuable aspect of the event & have indicated a desire for increased support and awareness about this opportunity. 

How can you encourage faculty engagement?

Have a conversation with faculty you work about how you can partner together for the Symposium, for example, submit a proposal with a faculty member or sponsor a faculty member to attend. Want more ideas? Talk with us here at PSU! We can connect you with resources and support your efforts to encourage faculty engagement.

Sponsorship & Contribution Opportunities

The Northwest Symposium on International Faculty-Led Programs hosts over 60 attendees representing more than 40 institutions and organizations across the region. Sponsorships help keep the registration cost to a minimum. We also encourage direct sponsorship of bringing faculty to the Symposium. 

2019 Symposium Sessions

2018 Symposium Sessions


Questions? Contact Skye Clifford at symposiumIFLP@pdx.edu or 503-725-5346