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Dr. Michael Woolf

Michael Woolf is the Deputy President for Strategic Development 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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Mind and Heart: The Challenge of Colonialism

May 11, 2021 9:33:00 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. Mike Woolf opens up a dialogue on the broader international and historical contexts of colonialism and how it connects to the problematic past with the turbulent times in which we live. He also brings up the effects of colonialism upon social, political, and economic structures.

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Posted in: International Education

Looking for the Hillbilly

Apr 15, 2021 9:07:00 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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In this month's column, Dr. Mike Woolf unpacks the myth of Appalachia and peels back the layers of the hillbilly stereotype. He looks into how these histories are written to create collective identities in which individuality is obscured.

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Posted in: International Education

Deconstructing International

Mar 23, 2021 10:33:00 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 column, Dr. Mike Woolf wades through the ambiguity of how students attain knowledge through empathy, imagination, and education abroad, as well as the counter ideologies of internationalization. Through this discourse, he sheds light on the treatment of language that describes students from abroad and their contribution on campus.

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Posted in: International Education

Decolonizing the Global City

Feb 16, 2021 9:45:00 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 column, Dr. Mike Woolf uncovers the multiple apparent and hidden realities that form a global city and the steps taken to decolonize dominant narratives in education abroad.

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Posted in: International Education

Hail, Hail, Freedonia: Examining National Anthems

Jan 21, 2021 9:30:00 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 column, Dr. Mike Woolf focuses on the meaning of national anthems from around the world and explains how it is a gateway for students abroad to understand a country's values and culture better.

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Posted in: International Education

Not Waving but Drowning: Integration Revisited

Dec 8, 2020 10:00:00 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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Education abroad is about more than just taking courses in another place; it's an opportunity to meet the academic, personal, and professional aspirations of our students. In this month's column, Dr. Mike Woolf writes about the various university education models and student experiences around the world.

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Posted in: International Education

Religion in Education Abroad Revisited

Nov 10, 2020 9:46:00 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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Religion has impacted our world in profound ways, and it reflects diversity in society. In this month's post, Dr. Mike looks into how religion reveals who we have been, who we are, and what we may yet become.

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Posted in: International Education

Solidarity

Oct 6, 2020 10:09:00 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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How is solidarity formed and practiced? In this month's column, Dr. Mike Woolf sifts through the layers within communities such as class, religion, color, and more to unpack why we must understand uncomfortable realities.

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Posted in: London, England, Diversity Abroad

An Ideology of Ignorance: How Injustice Prevails

Sep 14, 2020 10:15:00 AM / by Dr. Michael Woolf

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

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In this month's column, Dr. Mike Woolf offers a perspective on how education abroad benefits students as they explore the nuances and critical differences in culture and society as it pertains to conversations surrounding universal issues such as injustice and inequality outside of their home environments.

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Posted in: London, England, Diversity Abroad

Not Your Typical Harvard Business School White Paper

Aug 5, 2020 9:45:00 AM / by Dr. Michael Woolf

By Kevin Heimlich and Michael Woolf

In this piece, Kevin Heimlich and Dr. Mike Woolf discuss the state of international education and the changes to study abroad operations in light of COVID-19. They also examine the reactions from various communities toward the effects of globalization during the pandemic.

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Posted in: London, England, International Education

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