Study Abroad and Alumni Engagement Reinvented in the Covid-19 Era

Wei Loon Leong

Director, International Alumni Engagement at University at Buffalo, State University of New York

Learning Objectives

The presentation describes how the University at Buffalo School of Management Global Programs to China is reinvented in the COVID-19 era. The study abroad experience is expanded to include China, Indonesia, Vietnam and Singapore despite travel restrictions. Alumni of the University in those countries are asked to help with projects and mentoring students in a virtual manner.


Key Takeaways:



  • Learn how to run a virtual study abroad program

  • Learn how to engage your constituents virtually and effectively despite a lack on in-person engagement

  • Learn how to be think outside the box and remain positive despite unprecedented challenges