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Dr. Michael Woolf

Michael Woolf is the Deputy President for Strategic Engagement of CAPA: The Global Education Network. He serves on a number of boards and was a member of the Board of Directors of The Forum on Education Abroad from 2006 to 2012. He was also the recipient of the Peter A. Wollitzer Advocacy Award (2020) from the Forum on Education Abroad. 'Thoughts on Education Abroad' is a monthly column of short essays sharing his thoughts and expertise on the subject.

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The Old Days, My Fountain Pens, and What Students Might Learn

May 31, 2022 5:15:00 PM / by Dr. Michael Woolf

"Thoughts on Education Abroad" is a monthly column written by CAPA The Global Education Network's Deputy President for Strategic Engagement Dr. Michael Woolf.

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In this month's column, Dr. Mike Woolf contemplates communication prior to digital tools and how some distance from technology can allow students to be present, enriched, and involved in taking in the physical and intellectual realities abroad.

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Posted in: London, England, International Education

Getting Around Again: Paradoxes of Mobility

Apr 29, 2022 4:30:00 PM / by Dr. Michael Woolf

"Thoughts on Education Abroad" is a monthly column written by CAPA The Global Education Network's Deputy President for Strategic Engagement Dr. Michael Woolf.

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In this column, Dr. Mike Woolf examines the paradox between the environmental impact of traveling, privilege, and educational enrichment. He also talks about the positive technological leap into virtual mobility and the sensory drawbacks in a post-pandemic world. 

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Posted in: London, England, International Education

Chasing Shadows: Engagement with Host Communities

Apr 13, 2022 4:00:00 PM / by Dr. Michael Woolf

"Thoughts on Education Abroad" is a monthly column written by CAPA The Global Education Network's Deputy President for Strategic Engagement Dr. Michael Woolf.

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In this month's post, Dr. Mike Woolf talks about encountering communities in education abroad and how to best understand the locale even with globalization and transient populations. He also explores how people have lived in London compared to now.

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Posted in: London, England, International Education

Making Pariahs: Stereotypes in Education Abroad

Feb 22, 2022 11:11:00 AM / by Dr. Michael Woolf

"Thoughts on Education Abroad" is a monthly column written by CAPA The Global Education Network's Deputy President for Strategic Engagement Dr. Michael Woolf.

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In this month's post, Dr. Mike Woolf writes about how students get to form their identities while studying abroad. He also digs deep into the regional and historical formation and representation of identities.

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Posted in: London, England, International Education

The Past is a Foreign Country

Jan 25, 2022 11:15:00 AM / by Dr. Michael Woolf

"Thoughts on Education Abroad" is a monthly column written by CAPA The Global Education Network's Deputy President for Strategic Engagement Dr. Michael Woolf.

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In this month's post, Dr. Mike Woolf gives some background on the Victorian era and class distinction in the UK and how that plays a part in understanding the English society today.

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Posted in: London, England, International Education

December: What This Month Means

Dec 14, 2021 9:52:00 AM / by Dr. Michael Woolf

"Thoughts on Education Abroad" is a monthly column written by CAPA The Global Education Network's Deputy President and Chief Academic Officer Dr. Michael Woolf.

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In this month's post, Dr. Mike Woolf writes about what the month of December means to people from various belief systems around the world. He also shares the background of several religious festivals celebrated in the months leading up to December.

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Posted in: London, England, International Education

What is QUIP?

Nov 30, 2021 9:32:00 AM / by Dr. Michael Woolf

"Thoughts on Education Abroad" is a monthly column written by CAPA The Global Education Network's Deputy President and Chief Academic Officer Dr. Michael Woolf.

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In this month's post, Dr. Mike Woolf writes about the quality of education abroad and how QUIP (Forum’s Quality Improvement Program) has guided education providers to reconnect with the core purposes of study abroad.

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Posted in: London, England, International Education

I Am What I Am

Oct 21, 2021 9:19:00 AM / by Dr. Michael Woolf

"Thoughts on Education Abroad" is a monthly column written by CAPA The Global Education Network's Deputy President and Chief Academic Officer Dr. Michael Woolf.

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Students are emerging adults seeking to discover the kind of person they wish to become. Study abroad is one of many avenues where they explore their identity. In this month's column, Dr. Woolf  writes about the morphing of one's identity to personal and societal standards, as well as how it can be a gift of privilege or burden of prejudice.

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Posted in: London, England, International Education

Diving with a Purpose: History and the Slave Trade

Sep 21, 2021 10:07:00 AM / by Dr. Michael Woolf

"Thoughts on Education Abroad" is a monthly column written by CAPA The Global Education Network's Deputy President and Chief Academic Officer Dr. Michael Woolf.

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This month, Dr. Woolf  looks into the history of slave trade around the world and discusses how intellectual responsibility and radical empathy allow us to be more aware. He also highlights how experience and having knowledge of history, technology, and science can help us understand reality better.

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Posted in: London, England, International Education

Meditations on Why the English Think They are Great by an English Man

Aug 24, 2021 11:32:26 AM / by Dr. Michael Woolf

"Thoughts on Education Abroad" is a monthly column written by CAPA The Global Education Network's Deputy President and Chief Academic Officer Dr. Michael Woolf.

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This month, Dr. Woolf analyzes the views of English International Educators and their takes on pride and exceptionalism.

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Posted in: London, England, International Education

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