Your gateway to next generation
international education

Your gateway to next generation
international education

Our Mission

Through a combination of strategy, expertise and innovation, Gateway International Group seeks to accelerate international learning and engagement by assisting institutions and organizations around the world to succeed in a new era of higher education.

What We Do

Across three interrelated divisions, Gateway International Group offers consulting services, programming support and informative resources to higher education institutions and organizations around the world.  By embracing diverse perspectives, encouraging new ideas and challenging the status quo, Gateway provides institutions with a trusted and steadied hand in navigating the next generation of international education.
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How Can We Help

Gateway Solutions

Gateway Solutions provides professional consulting services and support to higher education institutions focused on 1.) elevating the next generation of international education leaders, 2.) elevating key institutional performance metrics related to education abroad programming, international student and scholar services, and international partnerships, and 3.) elevating institutional standing internationally by providing assistance and expertise with complex operational matters.

Gateway Learning

Gateway Learning supports higher education institutions around the world through a range of bespoke programming and services aimed at promoting greater access to international learning and engagement by 1.) integrating virtual international learning into residential instruction, 2.) enhancing mobility-based programming through expanded modalities, and 3.) customizing international programming that accentuates discipline-specific study and primary research.

Gateway Resources

Gateway Resources provides a range of resources and information aimed at supporting the daily work of international educators and scholars around the world, including foundational reading lists for new practitioners, research agenda on international education scholarship, announcements of fellowships and awards, and news, events, and developments related to international higher education.

Leading Next Generation International Education

Gateway International Group was launched in 2020 by a team of professional and highly experienced international educators to support institutions and organizations around the world with leveraging strategic new directions and emerging opportunities in international education.

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Mark Beirn


An experienced global researcher and administrator, Mark Beirn brings a critical approach to risk management, factoring structural racism and identity-based violence into his rubric for supporting equitable global mobility.

Specialization Areas:

– Global Risk Management
– Education Abroad
– Diversity, Equity, Inclusion in International Education
– Health and Safety
– Curriculum Development


Stephen Appiah-Padi​


Stephen Appiah-Padi is an international educator with several years of teaching and administrative experience in both 4 and 2-year HEIs. An experienced global education practitioner-scholar, with a demonstrated history of success in the field.

Dr. Appiah-Padi has a Ph.D. from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada in Educational Policy & Administration with a specialization in International/Intercultural Education.

At Northwestern College, he provided oversight in the administration of education abroad and international student services. In Lansing, Michigan, he first oversaw diversity and intercultural education at Lansing Community College, and later created the Center for International and Intercultural Education (CIIE) which merged intercultural engagement and international education programs of the institution, and he became its first director. Additionally, Dr. Appiah-Padi taught a course, “Diversity in the American Workplace”, to undergraduate management students of the College. In his current position, he provides leadership and vision in advancing strategic internationalization initiatives, including international partnerships and study abroad programs at Bucknell University.

Dr Appiah-Padi has created and facilitated several workshops for faculty and staff development in higher education and in business organizations. He has presented at several national and international conferences. In NAFSA, among several volunteer leadership positions, he has served as Dean of the Fundamentals of Intercultural Communication Workshop, the Leadership Development Committee member, Chair of the Africa Special Interest Group, and a Fellow of the Global Fellowship Program for mentoring emerging leaders of internationalization in African HEIs. He currently serves as a member of the NAFSA Board of Directors.

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Rosa Almoguera


Dr. Rosa Almoguera has worked as an international educator for over twenty years. She was trained as a Hispanic Philologist at the Universidad Complutense, in Madrid, and did her M.A. at the University of Pennsylvania. Her Ph.D., from Universidad Complutense included a field study and edition of written balladry “Romancero”. During many years Rosa combined teaching and her role as a senior administrator at the Fundación Ortega-Marañón in Toledo, Spain. At the Foundation, Rosa directed and, in many cases created, programs for the University of Minnesota, Notre Dame, Princeton, Ohio State, Arcadia, and the University of Chicago. She has also been a visiting professor at the University of Minnesota, University of Portland, and Interamericana de Puerto Rico.

Beginning in 2016, Rosa works as an international education consultant for both public and private European and US higher education institutions. Rosa has been successful in developing new partnerships and programs, as well as helping improve already existing ones.

Rosa is a member of Forum and NAFSA and has presented with higher education professionals on innovative academic and research programming, STEM in study abroad and Nationalism in Europe. Rosa is currently completing the final Professional Certification from the Forum on Education Abroad.