Francis selected to attend study abroad summit

20101109francis0003Jessica Francis, assistant director, study abroad, has been selected to attend the Diversity Abroad Future Leaders Summit on March 30 in San Diego.

Francis is one of 20 future leaders who will participate in a full-day, hands-on workshop led by experts in the field of international education. Fully funded by Diversity Abroad and CIEE, the Summit will allow participants to learn concrete ideas for driving change at their home institutions while enjoying an opportunity to share best practices.

Francis was nominated based on her work at in supporting diverse student populations throughout the study abroad process.

Last year, Wake Forest University was awarded an  IIE Andrew Heiskell Award for Innovation in International Education in recognition of its Magnolia Abroad Access Program (MAAP) for study abroad. The Institute of International Education (IIE) awards honor the most outstanding initiatives in international higher education among its 1,100 member institutions.

MAAP is a collaboration between Wake Forest’s Center for International Studies and the University’s Magnolia Scholars Program for first-generation college students.