Ashley Houston is Masters in Intercultural Relations student at Lesley University. She is passionate about International Education and promoting global citizenship.
My recent blog post on study abroad in Japan on GoOverseas.com
My blog post on tips for getting a job in Int'l Education
The Best International Education Blogs and Websites via GoOverseas.com-Shout out to me @MidwestAsh
Adventure seeking risk taker: Bungy jumped at 47 meters high into the Waikato River in Taupo. It is the highest water touch bungy in New Zealand.
Study Abroad-Japan: I did a semester at Kansai Gaidai University in 2007. My coursework included Japanese language and culture, contemporary issues in Japan, and Peace Studies. I created an extensive presentation on the conflict in Darfur. I used my days off to travel all over the southern islands of Kyushu and Okinawa.
Concordia Language Villages immersion programs: Japanese language teacher and counselor at Cass Lake site for Summer 2005
Gustavus Adolphus College: Student Senator, First-year Orientation leader, Admissions Deparment tour guide and overnight guest host 2004-2008
Gustavus Adolphus College: Women's Lacrosse team captain and occasional coach
Current intern at Melibee Global Education Consulting where we are "inspiring innovative international ideas." Check out the fantastic workshops available with MelibeeU, international speakers available for hire, and consulting opportunities!
Concordia Language Villages: Taught Japanese and Spanish for 6 summers and Spanish for 1. Served in various other capacities: Weekend Progam Dean, Assistant Dean, Staff Counselor, 2-week Curriculum Facilitator, Environmental Programs Leader,Senior Counselor, Peace Service Organizer, Arts and Culture Programmer, and Waterfront Spotter . http://www.concordialanguagevillages.org/newsite/
Concordia Language Villages: Taught Japanese and Spanish for 6 summers and Spanish for 1. Served in various other capacities: Weekend Progam Dean, Assistant Dean, Staff Counselor, 2-week Curriculum Facilitator, Environmental Programs Leader,Senior Counselor, Peace Service Organizer, Arts and Culture Programmer, and Waterfront Spotter . www.concordialang...
Capella University: Academic Advisor for Master's programs in the School of Public Service Leadership. Manage a case load of about 800 learners. Coach them through problems & work toward the development of productive solutions & personal empowerment. Advise adult learners on successfully navigating the challenges of balancing higher education, work, & life obstacles. Conduct advising appointments to provide policy-related information, resources, academic planning support & career guidance
Capella University: As an Engagement Specialist & Engagement Representative I increased learner registration & program persistence through active outreach; provided excellent customer service by assessing learner needs, suggesting appropriate services and responding to questions, which resulted in greater learner satisfaction with institution; generated 77 referrals in 2009 making up 16% of Advising Department referrals in a department of over 130 employees
Peace Boat's 69th voyage participant: 21+ countries visited. Extensive peace and cultural studies: www.peaceboat.org...
Gustavus Adolphus College: B.A. in Japanese Studies with minors in Peace Studies and Geography gustavus.edu/...
Gustavus Adolphus College: Undergraduate faculty advisor for my thesis- "Developing a Culture of Peace: The Socialization of Peace in Japan," Richard Leitch, rated as one of the Princeton Review's 300 best professors