In an effort to enhance the quality, diversity, and scope of institutional professional development in the areas of global learning, study abroad, career development, and marketing, the Learning Without Borders initiative sponsored communicators Mabel Cardec and Maria Ramirez to attend the Council for Advancement and Support of Education conference (CASE) in New Orleans. The CASE conference explored new advances in multimedia and offered insights into working with audio, photography and video for website and social media.

Additionally, Amila Tica and Caroline Cully attended the Global Internship Conference (GIC) in Detroit, a forum dedicated to advancing the knowledge of academic work placement and experiential education. As a platform for dialogue, the GIC brought together professionals from around the U.S. to discuss and advance best practices, as well as to develop and examine a research agenda for global internships.