Our 32nd Annual Conference will be hosted by the University of Arizona in Tucson and will feature accepted presentations on the conference theme in two formats, a reception, an optional cultural excursion and many opportunities for informal conversation. We anticipate presentations and discussion in Spanish and English, and certain sessions will be live-streamed for registrants unable to travel. View expert roundtables and performances from our virtual conference in February.
We are especially interested in proposals that address the following topics or subtopics:
- Experiential/Service-Learning and Student Exchanges
- Happy hosts? Challenges of receiving students
- From critical service-learning to activism: means and methods
- Peer collaborations without travel? How campuses, students and colleagues can work better with our peers and institutions across the hemisphere
- Digital collaboration: transnational classrooms and research connections
- Gender expression and cultural gender expectations in intercultural experience
- Religion and spirituality in intercultural contexts and education abroad
- COVID-19/pandemic models or opportunities for intercultural learning
- Borders and their Function in a National Security Economy
- Intercultural pedagogy that meets the challenge of increasing nationalism and national “security”
- South to North mobility, research and strategic partnerships
- Migrants, migration—teaching, learning and activism making a difference
- Racial Repression, Resistance and Education for Social Justice
- Indigenous initiatives, indigeneity and social justice: theoretical, historical, practical, pedagogical perspectives
- Anti-racist pedagogy in study abroad
- Intersectionality: challenges and experience of underrepresented groups seeking to study abroad or undertaking intercultural exchange—students from non-dominant ethnic, racial, linguistic, religious, class, ability and neurodiversity backgrounds; trans and gender non-conforming students; LGBTQ students
- Heritage speakers and heritage seekers on study abroad
- U.S. Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribal Colleges going global
- Indigenous communities, the Caribbean, Brazil—operating outside the Spanish-speaking context
- Broad-Based Assessment: How to Evaluate Outcomes on Learning, Community Partners, Campuses or Agencies
- Decolonizing assessment in education abroad
- The bottom line: funding what we do
- The Planet: the carbon footprint of immersion study
Submission deadline: July 9, 2021
Submit Your Proposal
- Proposals may be in Spanish or English and should support the conference theme or sub-themes of Cultural Awareness and Social Justice and/or the AAPLAC Mission.
- Please use the template provided.
- Creativity is encouraged.
- All proposals will be anonymized and reviewed before acceptance.
- All presenters are expected to register for the conference and appear in person or arrange to present live via virtual means.
- You may present in long form (15-20 minutes) or short form (7-10 minutes).