We’re excited to share that our Executive Director, Uli Leibrecht, and our Academic Director, Dr. Marketa Lepicovsky, will be attending The Forum on Education Abroad’s 20th Annual Conference. 

Join us in Boston from March 20-22, 2024

  • Meet with us at Table 31 in the exhibit area.
  • Attend a session – Dr. Lepicovsky will be presenting and co-presenting during two sessions during the conference.

Look into a crystal ball: AI predicts faculty-led program success

Thursday, March 21 from 3:45 PM – 5:00 PM

Faculty leader know-how and experience are valuable resources, which facilitate effective faculty-led program development and recruiting. Today, artificial intelligence enables practitioners to obtain insights on faculty readiness to serve as program leaders. In this study, AI identifies patterns and sentiment in human text that predict whether programs run or are cancelled. Administrators may use this data to identify gaps in faculty leader support, offer intervention, and reduce cancellations.


Marketa Lepicovsky, Ph.D., Academic Director, CEPA

Absolutely Incredible? Using AI tools to evaluate student learning abroad

Friday, March 22 from 1:45 PM – 3:00 PM

Impactful learning depends on engagement, reflection, and insight, latent factors that are difficult to measure without survey instruments. Artificial intelligence now enables insights into phenomena related to transformational learning. Using a text analysis method to examine qualitative student reflections reveals patterns and trends that predict quantitative survey instrument responses, suggesting AI can serve as an easy and unobtrusive means to monitor student learning.


Marketa Lepicovsky, Ph.D., Academic Director, CEPA

Heidi Barends, Ph.D., Academic Director, EDU Africa