The AJCU International Education Conference is comprised of international educators at AJCU institutions (e.g., individuals involved in planning and implementing study abroad, international student services, international recruiting, global immersions, transnational volunteer services), and collaborates regularly with AUSJAL (Association of Latin American Jesuit Colleges and Universities) institutions and Jesuit institutions from all over the world. More information can be found at www.ajcueducationabroad.org.
The group meets several times throughout the year to discuss collaborative activities in the context of international education. Group members stay in contact throughout the year through several active AJCU listservs. Please contact Deanna Howes (AJCU's Director of Communications) for subscription information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members of the International Education Conference met for their mid-year meeting in Lima, Peru in February 2014 with participation from Jesuit universities from Latin America, Europe and Asia. Over 80 participants met to analyze the goal of controlling the globalization of superficiality, which Rev. Adolfo Nicolás, S.J. (Jesuit Superior General) has asked Jesuit universities to pursue. The meeting included presentations on international programs deeply rooted in Ignatian Pedagogy as well as keynote presentations by AJCU President Rev. Michael J. Sheeran, S.J., Loyola University Chicago President Rev. Michael Garanzini, S.J., and faculty from the host universities. Plans are being drafted for continued discussions on the theme as well as for implementation of the recommendations included in the “Puebla Document” on international cooperation in Jesuit higher education.