The European Association of Study Abroad E.U.A.S.A. is a group of national Associations that represent primarily North American programs operating in Europe.

This not for profit organization seeks to give visibility  and advocacy to study abroad programs to facilitate student mobility within Europe, to foster international understanding and to improve communication, standards of best practice and share key information useful to all members of the association.

The general email address to get in touch with EUASA is


2023-2024 Intiatives

While aimed at a European audience, all are invited to attend. Presentations (and rough starting times CET)

    • Thursday, September 28th, 2023
      • 3:00 pm – Heather Hodges & Suzi Breslin, “Did You Read My Email?: A Discussion on Engaging with Gen Z Communication Styles”
      • 4:00 pm – Antonio Gutiérrez, Monica Perez-Bedmar, Barbara Caen, & Elia Romera, “Our Responsibility as International Educators to Incorporate the SDGs in Study Abroad”
      • 5:00 pm – Sasha Perugini, “Artificial Intelligence, Education, and the Paradox of Professionalizing Degrees”.
      • 5:30 pm – Teresa Nandín – Laura Mier – Ana Peláez, “Approaches to Integrate AI in the Academic Environment Abroad.
    • Tuesday, October 10th, 2023
      • 3:00 pm – Gian Franco Borio, “US Legislation Affecting Study Abroad Programs in Europe: Survey and Survive!”
      • 3:45 pm – Almendra Staffa-Healey, Brian David George, Deepika Bhoolabhai and Esperanza Portillo, “Diversity from Within: Exploring Our Own Differences in Order to Help Us in Our Work with Students”
      • 4:45pm – Stephen Robinson, “US Hegemony in Study Abroad”
      • 5:15pm – Nedra Sandiford, “Boundaries and Oligations vs Reality; Students or Clients”
  • The Forum will hold a EUASA co-sponsored training  at Syracuse University in Strasbourg on November 16-17, 2023

Past Initiatives

  • EUASA Community Chat: Tuesday, November 29th, 2023 at 17:00 – 18:00 CET on Artificial Intelligence
  • The Political / Legal committee went to Brussels (EU Commission) for the 2nd lobbying trip on Nov 17-18, 2022  EU Commission_Nov 17-18 2023_Final report
  • The EUASA gathered in Milan during the Forum conference: October 2022
  • EUASA Community Chat: October 13th, 2022 at 16:00 – 17:00 CET on Mental Health

Community Chats

    • Past Community Chats
      • Community Chat : Thurs. March 7, 2024 14:00-15:00 CET

        Supporting & Motivating Early-Mid Career International Educators

        Kelly Bohan (Brown University Paris); Horacio Cortes Medina (John Hopkins University Madrid)
        Heather Hodges (Trinity College Dublin); Subira Popenoe (Recent Graduate from the Middlebury Institute International Education Management MA program)

        Parental Involvement in Study Abroad, February 28th, 2023 at 4 pm CET (TBC)

          • Carla Wiegers – Dean of Students, John Cabot University
          • Loren Ringer – Sr. Director of Administration, Parsons ParisParents: Managing Their Expectations

          We’ve seen increasing involvement of parents in the Study Abroad experience over the last decade, an exponential rise during the pandemic. This community chat will focus on the positive results from programs that take a proactive stance in including parents in the orientation process. It will range from practical considerations such as what information to provide but also the mentoring effect we can have so that parents contribute positively to their own children’s transformative experience while abroad.

      • Internships & Experiential Learning, Thursday, April 20th, 2023 at 5 pm CET (TBC)
        Internships Abroad: Challenges and Opportunities


        • Ursula Armstrong – Assistant Director of OU in Arezzo, University of Oklahoma
        • Lucio Bianchi – Student Services Director of OU in Arezzo, University of Oklahoma
        • Davide De Gennaro – Head of Department of Management and Marketing, Sant’anna Institute/Jacksonville University in Sorrento

      Title: Finding Order: Navigating Pandemic Protocols

      The APUAF team that created the Covid-19 Fact Sheets will provide a quick history of why and how these precious tools came together before opening the discussion of restarting our programs with new protocols affecting nearly every aspect of our programs.

      Title: Technology & Study Abroad: Tool or Hindrance? 

      What has the COVID-19 emergency taught us about technology and study abroad? How can we leverage technology in our mission and delivery of authentic transformational experiences abroad? 


Website and Public Communication Committee

  • Responsible for maintenance, development, and updates for the EUASA website
  • Responsible for increasing activity, membership, and posting on EUASA’s LinkedIn page
  • Responsible for producing and distributing a bi-annual EUASA newsletter. 
  • Other avenues of public promotion and social media as required or suggested.

Political and Legal Committee

  • Responsible for research and proposals related to political and legal aims of EUASA, including with the European Union
  • Responsible for developing political relationships with government organizations, specifically the European Union with the aim of furthering the objectives of EUASA.

Research Committee

  • Facilitate and conduct research of value to European Programs and their home institutions (e.g. Carbon Footprint of European Study Abroad, Europe-wide Economic Impact Study as possibilities)
  • Conceive of and carry out a Europe-wide RD and onsite staff conference
  • Interface with The Forum on their European conference (Milan, Oct 2022)

Outreach, Advocacy, and Community Building Group

  • Responsible for representing Europe and EUASA at the table in sector discussions, through maintaining and developing links with Forum on Education Abroad, Education USA, NAFSA, EAIE, etc., and representing on-the-ground perspectives of Study Abroad
  • Working to raise the profile of Study Abroad with host country governments, and with the European Union.
  • Working to raise the profile of EUASA amongst host-country associations, staff and programs, to position EUASA as the pan-European representative body of study abroad.

1ST EUASA Virtual Conference

February 10 and 11, 2022

The EUASA Conference Team selected the following themes for the sessions.  

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in a European Study Abroad Context
  • Study Abroad for Generation Z Students
  • Mental Health for Staff and Students in Europe
  • Evolving Hybridity in Teaching and Learning in Study Abroad
  • Climate Action and Sustainability in European Study Abroad
  • Drawing the Battle Lines:  The Future of Study Abroad in Europe

2021 Initiatives

  • 2 letters & 2 responses from the EU Commission
  • 1 letter to the US State Dept that resulted in a video conference with DOS and CDC
  • 4 community chats in (Fall 2020)
  • Workshop on DEI (collegues from APUNE) Spring 2021
  • Several letters and a video conference with the CEO of The Forum
  • Met with group from Portugal to assist them in setting up Assoc.
  • Planning of virtual conference on Feb 10-11, 2022