Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

Tulane University

2017 AAPLAC Call for Papers: "Understanding Coexistence"

October 25th, 2016

Call for Papers

28th Annual AAPLAC Conference
Understanding Coexistence
February 15-18, 2017
Xalapa, Mexico

The Association of Academic Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean (AAPLAC) seeks session proposals for its 28th Annual Conference in Xalapa, Mexico, February 15-18, 2017.
The proposal submission deadline is December 1, 2016.

Proposals should support the conference theme—Understanding Coexistence—and mission of the association. We are especially interested in proposals that address the following topics:

  • Interdisciplinary Institutional Content Assessment: How to best track what students are doing overseas and the benefits for our campuses
  • Global Partnerships through Peer Collaboration: How we can better work with institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Research Collaborations – U.S.-Latin America: Faculty led/student participation in on-site studies
  • Anglo-Hispanic Challenges: Cross-cultural understanding through experiential learning and study abroad
  • Strategic Partnerships: How we can enhance protocols between our schools in the U.S. and those in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Strengthening AAPLAC Relationships through Inter-Organization Mentoring: How we can enhance protocols amongst our schools in the U.S.
  • Latina Empowerment: There are more women on study abroad programs: How can we take advantage of this bond between women of the North and the South
  • Rethinking Mobility: How is the student’s identity compromised/enhanced abroad?
  • Community-Based Partnerships: How students can learn as they engage with local communities in working type environments
  • Crossing Borders: The eternal quest for a global space as students interact with the other
  • Global Xenophobia on the Rise Brexit/Trump? What is our role?
  • Cuba: Future U.S. Relations – Impact on Study Abroad

Please visit the Call for Papers page for the proposal template and more information on this year’s conference. Open to graduate students, faculty, professionals, and others in the field.

AAPLAC facilitates and supports study abroad programming among Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. institutions of higher learning and organizations dedicated to the promotion of cross-cultural, academic-based experiences.