Are You Interested in Study Abroad, Intercultural, or Consulting Work?

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Are You Interested in Study Abroad, Intercultural, or Consulting Work?

  • You’ve lived abroad.
  • You feel alive when you explore other cultures.
  • You love being surrounded by people who are passionate about international education.
  • You were born to learn and teach.

But you’re having a hard time finding that PERFECT international or intercultural education job.


  •     have international experience and dream of working in the field of international and intercultural education
  •     have been laid off, recently graduated or are working in a job you don’t love
  •     need affordable advice about a career in study abroad, intercultural training or consulting
  •     feel frustrated that your passion and experience have not yet translated into a meaningful career
  •     have considered consulting, but don’t know where to begin
  •     crave honest feedback about what the work in international education, intercultural training or consulting entails, including the “good, the bad and the ugly”
  •     are tired of hearing people say that it is impossible to be hired in this economy

Does this sound like you?  If so, welcome to a new “How-To Series,” at Small Planet Studio.

They are offering three 1-hour teleclasses in October that designed just for you:

How to Work in Study Abroad
October 4, 2011 from 4:00-5:00 EST
    How to Work as an Intercultural Trainer
October 11, 2011 from 4:00-5:00 EST
    How to Work as a Global Education/Intercultural Consultant
October 18, 2011 from 4:00-5:00 EST

Here’s what's on the schedule:.

  •     Live 1-hour teleclasses (full of tips and advice)
  •     Backchannel dialogue (perfect for Q & A and networking with your peers)
  •     Innovative resource lists that go beyond links to websites
  •     Call Recording that you can download and listen to at your convenience
  •     Access to the class web page that we’ll continue to update after the teleclass
  •     Honest answers to questions like: What’s a typical “day in the life”? What kind of training or education do I need? Where can I get this training? What are the best and worst things about this work? What kind of skills do I need? What are the travel opportunities? (and more…)

You will leave each session…

  •     Having a more holistic understanding of each career option.
  •     Better prepared for your job search and interviews.
  •     Eager to create actionable steps toward your goal.
  •     Confident that you are moving in a logical direction towards your goals.

This series is ideal for…

  •     Graduate students
  •     Recent college graduates
  •     Anyone seeking a career change
  •     Career advisers
  •     Life and career coaches
  •     Education mentors
  •     Advisers and trainers who are frequently asked about their work in international and intercultural education
  •     Hiring managers who don’t have extensive experience in international and intercultural education

About Small Planet Studio


Cate Brubaker is an intercultural education designer and founder of Her mission is to help intercultural educators change the world by sharing stories & resources, creating a passionate community, and advocating for peace through intercultural education. With over 15 years experience in international education as a teacher, intercultural trainer, and program developer, Cate has consulted and delivered workshops for a variety of organizations such as EF Educational Tours, VIF International Education, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Michigan State University, World View, New Mind, and others. Cate is President of SIETAR-NC and was recently elected to the SIETAR-USA Board. Cate became interested in short-term study abroad as a PhD candidate at Michigan State University, where she worked part-time in the study abroad office, taught for a study abroad program in Germany, and wrote her dissertation on short-term study abroad. Originally from Oregon, Cate lived in Germany for nearly four years, and has worked and traveled throughout the US, Europe, the Caribbean, and Latin America. She currently lives in Carrboro, NC.


Missy Gluckmann is the founder of Melibee Global Education Consulting. Her blog,, is where she shares stories, tools and coordinates seminars for international educators. Missy also developed an international speaker series for those who want to inspire their students and communities. She is also a passionate cross-cultural trainer. A graduate of the MA program in International Education Administration at the School for International Training in Vermont, Missy lived abroad twice (Switzerland and England) and has traveled to more than 20 countries. She has advised and administered study abroad programs at New York University, Marymount College (now Fordham University), Rockland Community College (SUNY) and Western Connecticut State University. She left the university arena for four years to serve as an Account Executive and Human Resource Consultant at Cartus, one of the world’s largest relocation companies.


Great! There are two different registration options, so you can choose the one that best meets your needs. And, if you register before midnight on 9.29.11, use this special discount - code VIP FALL.

Option 1: Dive In and Make a Splash - all three classes!

Get the Study Abroad, Intercultural Training, and Consulting Classes for One Low Price ($79)
October 4, 11 & 18, 2011 (all Tuesdays) from 4:00-5:00 EST

Option 2: Dip Your Toes - take one or more classes

Class #1: How to Work in Study Abroad ($29)
Tuesday, October 4, 2011 from 4:00-5:00 EST

Class #2: How to Work as an Intercultural Trainer ($29)
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 from 4:00-5:00 EST

Class #3: How to Work as a Global Education/Intercultural Consultant ($29)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 from 4:00-5:00 EST

You can register for each class individually but you’ll save $$ if you register for all three at once!

Just for Fun: A Little Perspective

3 things that cost more than 1 teleclass:

:: Filling your car’s tank with gas
:: A night on the town (dinner and drinks)
:: A pair of shoes

3 things that cost more than the 3 teleclasses combined:

:: Filling your SUV’s tank with gas
:: A great night on the town (dinner, drinks, transportation, and a movie)
:: A really nice pair of shoes!

For more information, please see:


Questions?? Email Missy Gluckmann at info at