Sponsorship & Contribution Ideas

Benefits of Being a Sponsor:

A primary benefit of serving as a sponsor is the publicity that it brings to your organization for its commitment to study abroad in higher education and faculty-led programming in general. Additional benefits of sponsorship include:

  • Your organization/institution name is listed prominently on the PSU Ed Abroad website and in all Symposium marketing materials and announcements.
  • Prominent recognition for your organization/institution in the Symposium Program and at the event.

Ideas for Sponsorship:

  • Sponsor a faculty member from your institution to attend the Symposium.
  • Sponsor "Facilitated Lunch n' Learn". We understand there is always a desire to spend more time with faculty and administrators so, in an effort to reach this goal, we suggest sponsoring lunch for 5-6 people. PSU Ed Abroad staff and volunteers will help coordinate, i.e. outreach, set up, and make reservations. The sponsor must have examples of programs they have previously run. The lunch should be theme based so we can target specific administrators and faculty to attend, e.g. STEM.
  • Sponsor the continental breakfast at the Symposium
  • Sponsor snacks/coffee service at breaks
  • Sponsor the Happy Hour event after the Symposium
  • Sponsor event facility, materials, and/or catering
  • "Symposium Access Grant" funded by your organization. The grant would provide sponsorship towards faculty travel to the Symposium. Faculty can earn a grant for travel for up to the amount specified by you. Applicants would submit a questionnaire stating how their attendance at the Symposium would help raise general awareness of education abroad, provide them opportunities to network and share successes, strategies, and/or best practices.
  • Faculty recognition awards. 

Sponsorship amount will depend on the selection but generally around $1,000-$1,500. All sponsorships will be secured on a first come, first serve basis via the online reservation form.

If you have other sponsorship ideas please let us know. We'd love to hear your suggestions!

Ideas for General Contribution: 

  • Consider donating general giveaways for meeting attendees. Please contact Skye Clifford at 503-725-5346 or via email, sclifford@pdx.edu for information on shipping.

General Information:

  • All sponsor names will be posted on PSU Ed Abroad webpage with a hyperlink to sponsor website.
  • All sponsors will be identified accordingly in the Symposium Program.
  • Sponsors of events have the option to display literature on a designated table during the event and half an hour before/after the event.

No sponsorship reservations or requests will be taken over phone or email. All sponsorships will be secured on a first come, first serve basis via the online reservation form.

All sponsorship reservations or requests, sponsor logos should be submitted by Thursday, January 31st, 2019.

If you have any questions regarding the registration process for sponsorship and/or contributor items, please contact Skye Clifford at 503-725-5346 or via email, sclifford@pdx.edu.