I@I (Institute at the Institute)

I@I Workshop 2019


Digital Storytelling is a buzz-phrase across many fields and professional sectors, but what are its possible applications to education abroad? How can we leverage narrative and media to engage in intentional reflection? What is it truly like to undertake the work of Digital Storytelling?

Join IFSA for the 2019 I@I (Institute at the Institute) to explore Digital Storytelling in Education Abroad and experience a Digital Storytelling workshop firsthand. Leave with your own digital story, as well as a better understanding of how incorporating this medium into your own work with students on campus brings individualized learning to life.

During the workshop, you will be creating a digital story of your own. Please let us know on your application about your access to and experience with either iMovie (Mac) or Movie Maker (Windows). We’ll do our best to provide support to all participants, regardless of access or prior knowledge. As a hands-on workshop, participants are requested to bring a laptop with either iMovie or Movie Maker installed.

Workshop Facilitators

Heather Gregg Reed
IFSA Director of
Alumni Outreach
Jennifer Summerhays
Director, Office of Study Abroad
Trinity College, Hartford, CT
Jana Žalská
IFSA Resident Director
Prague, Czech Republic

Workshop Agenda

Please review the detailed agenda for the I@I Workshop.


Workshop Dates

July 22 – 24, 2019

Hosting Institution

Butler University
4550 Sunset Ave.
Indianapolis, IN

The I@I is held each summer on the campus of Butler University. Selected applicants receive a complementary registration, housing on the Butler campus, and most meals. For attendees who choose to also attend the IFSA Conference, transportation from the Butler campus to The Alexander hotel downtown Indianapolis is also included.

Transportation to and from Indianapolis is not included.

For More Information

Workshop Academics:
Heather Gregg Reed, IFSA Director of Alumni Outreach

Workshop Logistics:
Jon Erickson, IFSA Marketing Content & Event Manager

Application Process

Enrollment limited to 12 participants. Priority will be given to applicants planning to attend the IFSA Conference as well.

To apply for the 2019 I@I, please complete the online application. The application deadline is May 15, although late applicants will be considered if space is available.

All applicants will be notified of their application status no later than May 21, 2019.

Application and Registration for the 2019 I@I is now closed.

What Advisors Are Saying

I felt most engaged during the I@I, given the small group and the intensity of the program.

I think the case studies were the most engaging for me, because it tied the theoretical to the practical.

The IFSA team did a wonderful job delivering the content. It was refreshing to be in a room full of people who have positions so similar to mine. It is such a unique and specific job, so it was nice to be around other people who can really engage in meaning and helpful discussions about practical realities surrounding our responsibilities.

It will definitely inform how I advise, how I structure advising materials, and how I supervise student workers.

I liked that it was based on group participation rather than lecture based. There were a lot of times when folks shared their own experiences and best practices, and I learned a lot from other people.