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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.

Our Story


In recent months an energetic discussion has emerged among the education community around the world on COVID-19’s impact on international higher education. The range of opinions seems to fall along two basic extremes: reassurance and panic. On the reassurance end, some are arguing that there will hardly be any disruption to internationalization as we have known it and predict only a temporary decrease and slight restriction of traditional mobility patterns. On the panic end, many are warning that this crisis will hugely transform international education for the foreseeable future, devastate all current facets of programming and practice, and cause a likely permanent rethinking in our practice.

Indeed, these are challenging times and yet, emerging developments suggest we may very well be at the beginning of a new era for international education, one which will challenge us to reexamine well-established practices, reframe our priorities and pursue emerging opportunities. Transforming immediate challenges into opportunities requires significant expertise, intense collaboration and innovative thinking.

It also appears that the pandemic has accelerated changes in international education that have been in motion for years. What were once peripheral strategies employed by a few institutions are now gaining traction by many and thus, broadening the scope and direction of international education as we have known it. Success in a new era of international education will require that we recognize that the status quo was supported by an environment that is now gone. Future opportunities will not be found in defending the status quo. Rather, institutions must innovate and change, and not just by doing things differently, but by doing different things. This certainly requires reframing the curricula to be more responsive to a new generation of internationally-engaged learners, exploring expanded uses of virtual technology and online education to bring together once disparate populations in meaningful ways, and leveraging international partnerships and linkages that are truly synergistic and based on shared and reciprocal interests.

The value and importance of international learning and engagement remains strong. It is still a goal of many institutions to graduate learners who have nuanced understandings of the international dimensions of their chosen disciplines and intercultural competency needed to live and work successfully in a globally interconnected world. What is changing however is the focus and methodologies with which these outcomes are achieved. Although internationalizing the campus and the curriculum has always been important, the dominant focus of international education at many institutions has been concerned with student and scholar mobility. In other words, if international education can be conceptualized along a continuum, the focus has traditionally been skewed to one end where optional international opportunities have been offered to an exclusive group of mobile learners

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Leask, B. & Green, W. (2020). “Curriculum integration: Maximizing the impact of education abroad for all students.” In Ogden, A., Streitwieser, B., & Van Mol, C. (Eds.), Education abroad: Bridging scholarship and practice. Routledge, Oxford, UK.

Mobility Education is primarily concerned with international education through degree- and non-degree student mobility abroad and is thus limited to an exclusive population of students who are able to participate. Access Education leverages both virtual and mobility education thus enabling greater accessibility to international education for interested and motivated learners. Integrated Education focuses on providing equitable access to international learning and engagement for all learners by intentionally integrating international expectations into the curricula and life of the institution. Institutions that broaden their focus beyond mobility education to consider other dimensions along the continuum of internationalization will be better positioned to respond to the shifting demands of this new era of higher education.

Gateway International Group was launched in 2020 by a team 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. Under the leadership of Dr. Anthony C. Ogden, a scholar-practitioner with over 25 years of leadership experience in international higher education and May Arthur, a successful business executive and leader advancing best practices in international student recruitment and services, Gateway International Group is well-positioned to support institutions with harnessing new and expanded strategies for the next generation of international education.

Gateway International Group has made the commitment to allocate 5% of all net revenue to support traditionally underrepresented student participation in international learning and engagement.

Meet Our Team

International Higher Education Experts

Anthony C. Ogden

PARTNER

Dr. Anthony C. Ogden is a well-known and respected educator with over 25 years of experience in international higher education. He has held senior leadership positions at Pennsylvania State University, the University of Kentucky, Michigan State University and the University of Wyoming. Dr. Ogden has produced over 50 professional and scholarly publications focused on international higher education.

May Arthur

PARTNER

Ms. May Arthur is a respected international educator with over 25 years of experience. She has led business and partnership development initiatives partnering with universities to attract, retain and support international students, while managing global recruitment efforts. Ms. Arthur’s passion lies in her ability to recognize market needs and develop new programs to attract students from new destinations.

Gateway Advisory Council

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Anthony C. Ogden

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May Arthur

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Anthony C. Ogden

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Adam Cheise

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Amanda Lee

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Mike Stuart

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Gateway Affiliates

Rosa Almoguera

AFFILIATE

Dr. Rosa Almoguera is an experienced consultant in US International Education based in Europe. Her areas of expertise are partnerships, programming, and student services.

Donna Anderson

AFFILIATE

Dr. Donna Anderson is a Senior International Officer with more than 20 years’ experience leading comprehensive internationalization in higher education.

Laurie Black

AFFILIATE

Laurie Black is a seasoned international educator focused on strategic partnerships, innovative program design, increased access, and enrollment growth for study abroad programs worldwide.

Amy Blume

AFFILIATE

Amy Blume is an experienced education abroad leader who is solution-focused and analytical with an eye toward connecting people, managing projects, and bringing ideas to fruition.

Thomas Bogenschild

AFFILIATE

Dr. Thomas Bogenschild is a senior leader in international education with broad expertise and experience.

Steven Boyd

AFFILIATE

Steven Boyd is an accomplished international recruitment professional who is well regarded as an authority on marketing Strategy, networking, and partnerships.

Duleep Deosthale

AFFILIATE

Dr. Duleep Deosthale is a roll-up-your-sleeves, award winning teacher, respected international educator, and a successful Silicon Valley education-technology serial entrepreneur, with three decades in higher education.

Tim Jansa

AFFILIATE

Dr. Tim Jansa is a scholar-practitioner with more than 20 years’ experience in adult language and intercultural education, training, and higher education administration.

Martin Tillman

AFFILIATE

Martin Tillman is a senior international leader and scholar focused on global workforce trends and the impact of education abroad on student career development.

Gateway Staff

Celia Ogna

STAFF ASSOCIATE

Creator of the All Things International Education Slack community, Celia Ogna is an emerging international educator. Celia also works for ACPA Commission for Global Dimensions of Student Development.

 

 

Christian de Abreu

STAFF ASSOCIATE

Christian de Abreu is the Co-Founder of Vioo as well as webmaster and workflow designer at Gateway International Group. Bioengineering Master’s Recipient at the University of Pennsylvania ’18/’19.

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Anthony C. Ogden

PARTNER

Anthony C. Ogden earned a bachelor’s degree from Berea College and then later studied at the SIT Graduate Institute where he earned a master’s degree in International and Intercultural Management (MIIM), with a specialization in international education. Dr. Ogden completed a doctorate at Pennsylvania State University in Educational Theory and Policy with a dual title in Comparative and International Education.

Dr. Ogden has held educational leadership positions at Pennsylvania State University, where he provided oversight in the administration of education abroad programming and worked in close cooperation with all 24 Penn State campuses located throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Back in his home state, he served as the executive director of Education Abroad and Exchanges at the University of Kentucky, where he Ied dramatic growth in enrollment and co-founded the Kentucky Council on Education Abroad (KCEA). At Michigan State University, he directed one of the largest education abroad offices in the country and provided oversight of diverse programming to support the nearly 3,000 MSU students that earn credit abroad each year.

Most recently, Dr. Ogden served as the senior international officer at the University of Wyoming where he provided leadership and vision in advancing comprehensive internationalization initiatives, directly overseeing the work of the offices of International Students and Scholars (including international student recruitment) and Education Abroad, the Center for Global Studies, and the UW English Language Center.

As an educator, scholar and three-time Fulbright recipient, Dr. Ogden has numerous publications to his credit, including co-edited books focused on the emerging issue of scholar-practitioners in international higher education (Symposium Books, 2016), the integration of education abroad into the undergraduate curriculum (Stylus, 2019), and a comprehensive compendium on international education research (Routledge, 2020). He serves as an external reviewer for numerous journals, including the Journal of Studies in International Education and the Journal of International Students, and holds faculty appointments at the Middlebury Institute for International Studies in Monterey and the American College of Education.

Dr. Ogden has been an active member of NAFSA: Association of International Educators since 1996, through which he has given numerous presentations, workshops and webinars on various aspects of international education. He is also involved with the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA), the European Association of International Education (EAIE), and The Forum on Education Abroad. He has served on numerous international boards focused on higher education and was a founding member of the Fund for Education Abroad.

A noted international education expert by the U.S. Department of State, Dr. Ogden has conducted formal program evaluations in 25 countries across Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Europe. He regularly offers invited seminars around the world on topics related to international higher education, most recently with Slovenia’s national agency for advancing international student and scholar mobility (CMEPIUS) and Thailand’s Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research, and Innovation (MHESI).

Dr. Ogden has lived in Japan, Australia and Cameroon and has professional experience in over 80 countries. He is married to his lifelong partner, whom he met in Japan many years ago. A member of Rotary International, he enjoys traveling, reading, and community engagement.

Ms. May Arthur

PARTNER

May Arthur earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Northeastern University and then later earned a Master’s in Business Administration degree (MBA) from Simmons College, after coming to the US as an international student to pursue her post-secondary education.

Ms. Arthur, an accomplished entrepreneur, senior executive, consultant, board member and a leader with more than 25 years of success across higher education and international relations, leverages her extensive experience and understanding of client challenges to identify new markets, developing go-to-market strategies, and establishing international partnerships. She is a valuable advisor for an organization entering or expanding into new markets or launching a new product. Her broad areas of expertise include global strategy, organizational leadership, business development, and global operations.

Throughout her executive career, Ms. Arthur has held leadership positions with IEG World, EC Higher Education, EC English Language Centers, and The Olin Center for International Study. The early stages of her career allowed her to develop the confidence and skills necessary to establish an educational services center to bridge the gap, for international students, between learning English as a Second Language and mastering the academic skills necessary to succeed in US higher education. She began developing partnerships with universities in the late 1990s, helping them envision and launch new programs to attract academically qualified international students. Through these partnerships with local universities, she was able to attract and secure admissions for hundreds of international students into degree and short-term certificate programs to over 50 universities.

More recently, Ms. Arthur held several executive leadership positions with a global organization, where she identified new business opportunities, led business development and organizational growth across the US while managing operational teams. She demonstrated great leadership skills, developed strategic plans to expand business opportunities, and established many new partnerships and programs with universities, including international Pathway programs. Here recent work led her to establishing International Education Group (IEG World) to support the efforts of universities in recruiting, retaining and successfully graduating international students, which subsequently led her to joining Gateway International Group as a Partner.

Ms. Arthur has been an active member of several industry organizations since the mid-1990s including NAFSA: Association of International Educators and English USA, in addition to her involvement with at American International Recruitment Council (AIRC) and Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) over the past 10 years. Her commitment to advancing international education in the US can be seen through her frequent presentations at AIRC and NAFSA National and Regional conferences, and through her past and current service on the NAFSA Region XI team and English USA Board. She currently serves as a Board member of IPPC a Pathway program with SUNY Morrisville with articulation agreements to other SUNY campuses including SUNY Stony Brook and SUNY Albany.

Ms. Arthur has traveled to over 25 countries and has recruited students from over 15 countries. Her understanding of international market needs and their match to degree program offerings at universities in the US is a result of the significant amount of time she spent traveling to key markets to recruit international students, while designing programs to support them.

Gateway Team

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Rosa Almoguera

AFFILIATE

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.

Donna Anderson

AFFILIATE

Dr. Donna Anderson is an international education administrator with over 20 years of experience in international higher education. She has held senior leadership positions at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and the University of Montana. Dr. Anderson has provided leadership in the areas of Education Abroad, International Partnerships and Agreements, International Student and Scholar Services, Intensive English Language Programs, and International Student Recruitment. 

She has worked with administrators, faculty, and staff to create global opportunities; expand international components of teaching, research, and engagement activities; recruit and support international students and scholars; provide education abroad opportunities; and facilitate development of international partnerships. Dr. Anderson’s major research interests include the areas of international student identity development, and diversity, equity and inclusion in international education. Her most recent publication appears in the Journal of International Students. Dr. Anderson is an active member of NAFSA: Association of International Educators and the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA). She has been a frequent presenter at NAFSA state and regional conferences. 

Dr. Anderson holds a bachelor’s degree in German and Sociology from Luther College, a master’s degree in Education from Loras College, and a doctorate in Higher Education Leadership from Colorado State University-Fort Collins.

Laurie Black

AFFILIATE

Laurie’s international education career spans 25+ years and has focused on strategic partnerships, marketing, enrollment, program development, and grants management. Active in issues of access and inclusion, she has worked with institutions and organizations to support underrepresented students. Her first position in the field was study abroad adviser at University of Vermont. She then joined School for International Training as admissions counselor for SIT Study Abroad, eventually becoming dean for external relations and strategic enrollment management for high school, undergraduate, and graduate programs. 

Laurie next served as inaugural director of the high school/pre-college division at CET Academic Programs where she developed a portfolio of programs with college credit for high school and gap students. Laurie earned her BA in Sociology at University of Virginia and MA in International Education at SIT Graduate Institute. She is engaged in several professional associations and served on the NAFSA regional team, Forum on Education Abroad Council, Diversity Abroad High School Task Force, and Gap Year Association Higher Education Committee in addition to presenting on numerous topics at national conferences. Laurie studied in London, lived in New Zealand, and has traveled extensively in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East, and Oceania.

Amy Blume

AFFILIATE

Amy Bartnick Blume was a Butler University Chemistry major when she studied abroad at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia. She pivoted from this initial degree to her international higher education career by making the most of happenstance from study abroad. Over her years in education abroad, Amy worked in student advising, academic affairs, institutional engagement, and recruitment at the Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University (IFSA). 

Amy received her Master’s in Public Affairs in Nonprofit Management at Indiana University and during that time worked at the Center for Urban Policy and the Environment. In her positions at IFSA, Amy engaged and connected with hundreds of students and institutions around the world to build partnerships, promote new education abroad models, and match curricular needs. 

Traveling in the U.S. and to over 50 countries around the world, allows Amy the chance to constantly use and expand her intercultural learning. Amy has presented on appreciative advising, alumni engagement, and various topics in education abroad at NAFSA and Forum conferences. As an advocate for diversity and inclusion, Amy has supported efforts in the field by volunteering on committees and as a mentor for underrepresented students.

Thomas Bogenschild

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Dr. Thomas Bogenschild has worked as an international educator for more than three decades. He was trained as a cultural anthropologist at Occidental College and the University of Chicago, with additional postgraduate training in social and intellectual history, and political science at the University of California at Berkeley. He holds an A.B. and an A.M. in cultural anthropology, and a Ph.D. in Latin American Studies. He is an experienced teacher and administrator, holding senior positions in international education at a variety of institutions including Stanford, Berkeley, Princeton, Notre Dame, New Mexico, Vanderbilt, and the Naval Postgraduate School, among others. 

He is an experienced consultant and reviewer, serving public and private institutions and government agencies including the U.S. Departments of Education and State. He has worked professionally on 5 continents, and sustains research interests in Latin America, Eastern and Western Europe, Central Asia, and Africa, and Australia. He is active in various professional organizations, and has served as Chair of the Public Policy Advocacy Committee for the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) for the past 6 years. Special interests include public policy in international education, ethical management, cultural and intercultural theory, globalization, and experiential pedagogies.

Steven Boyd

AFFILIATE

Steven Boyd earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts from Excelsior College and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Marketing from the University of Bridgeport. 

After living in Latin America for 20 years, where he was employed as a teacher, translator, simultaneous interpreter and conference organizer, Mr. Boyd entered the field of higher education as an International Admissions Counselor at the University of Bridgeport. While there he worked in both domestic and international admissions as Director of Graduate Admissions, Assistant Director of the English Language Institute, and Director of International Admissions. Most recently, he worked at the University of New Haven as Executive Director of Graduate and International Admissions, overseeing all aspects of domestic graduate and international admissions. His leadership was key in preserving both institutions as leaders in international enrollment. 

Mr. Boyd’s expertise lies in strategic international recruitment and market development, including the execution of armchair and in-country recruitment initiatives. He is highly skilled in the implementation of successful agent networks based on responsible ethical and professional practices, as well as the implementation of university-to-university partnerships. His university travels have taken him to 60 countries. 

Mr. Boyd is Past President of the American International Recruitment Council (AIRC) and was a member of the AIRC Board of Directors from 2017-2020. Steve has been an active member of several organizations in the field of international education including NAFSA, AIEA, and EAIE. 

He is a frequent presenter on strategic international recruitment and market development in India, China, Middle East and North Africa, Latin America, and Asia at conferences organized by NAFSA, IIE, NACUBO, AIRC, IC3, EducationUSA Forum, ICEF, and others.

 

Duleep Deosthale

AFFILIATE

Duleep Deosthale (PhD UCLA) has been active in international education for three decades. He has helped build a university in Malaysia, a branch campus in Italy and study centres in over 20 countries. He was Dean of LIU Global College, Brooklyn; Dean & Professor, School of Humanities and School of Business, Manipal International University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; President of KEI Abroad; and Associate Professor and Dean, International Programs, Marist College, New York. 

In 2013 he co-founded Admission Table  admissiontable.com which focused on using Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing with mobile devices to recruit international students for universities world-wide. Admission Table, funded by Silicon Valley investors, was acquired in 2018. In 2020, his HigherEdLab.com founded “Class++” a teacher-student centric on-line education platform. He has served on the boards of EAIE, NAFSA, AIEA, CIEE etc. 

In 2016 he received the EAIE’s Presidents Award and in 2008 was awarded the AIEA’s Rutenber Award for his contribution to the profession. In 2005, he led a team that received the “Innovator of the Year” award from the national magazine ‘Campus Technology.’ In 1992 he received the “Teacher of the Year” award from Univ of Alabama at Birmingham. He has raised over $5 million for advancement.

Tim Jansa

AFFILIATE

Dr. Tim Jansa is a scholar-practitioner and postsecondary administrator with more than 20 years’ experience in adult language and intercultural education, training, and higher education administration. His research centers on leadership at the intersection of postsecondary internationalization with world language teaching and learning. He holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Georgia State University.

After growing up in Germany, he emigrated to the United States in 1996 and has worked at large, diverse, and internationally active research universities as an international student, faculty member, and administrator. These experiences have granted him profound insights into the dynamics of international postsecondary programs and their ability to change students’ lives.  He believes in the transformative power of international and intercultural encounters that help our students grow as global citizens and equip graduates with the knowledge, attitudes, and skills to address the many urgent problems facing humankind.  

His scholarly activity has resulted in several peer-reviewed publications and presentations at both regional and international conferences on topics such as intercultural competence and student motivation for global learning.  He currently researches shifts in leadership behaviors and goals necessitated by changes in internationalization strategies away from student mobility and toward on-campus programs and curriculum integration due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Martin Tillman

AFFILIATE

Martin Tillman is a nationally recognized expert, author and thought leader. As President of Global Career Compass, an international consulting practice, his work focuses on the impact of education abroad on student career development and employability. Formerly, he was Associate Director of Career Services (ret.) at the Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C. In his distinguished career, he has held senior leadership positions with pioneering international education programs. 

Among his many publications, in 2020, he co-authored , “Employability: How education abroad impacts the transition to graduate employment,” in the Routledge book, Education Abroad: Bridging Scholarship and Practice. Marty’s blog, Global Career Compass, https://globalcareercompass.wordpress.com/about/, is widely read. 

Martin has consulted widely for leading international education organizations and colleges and universities in the U.S. and abroad. In Tbilisi, Georgia and Harare, Zimbabwe, Marty served as a speaker specialist for the U.S. State Department Bureau of International Information Programs. He received a Fulbright award to Japan. The International Partnership for Service-Learning and Leadership named him a Distinguished Fellow, and he was cited as a pedagogical pioneer in the field of cross-cultural education and service-learning in Service-Learning: A Movement’s Pioneers Reflect on Its Origins, Practice and Future. 

He holds a B.A. in Political Science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook; M.A. from Colgate University in Student Personnel Administration in Higher Education and an M.A. in Intercultural Management from the World Learning SIT Graduate Institute.

Celia Ogna

STAFF ASSOCIATE

Celia Ogna  grew up in France and earned a bachelor’s in Travel Management from a French Business School. She moved to the US at 21 as an international student and studied at Ferris State University in Michigan, where she developed a strong passion for International Education and diverse cultures. After graduating, Celia moved to Finland to start her career and further expand her understanding and experience of the world. There, she gained a strong professional experience with 5 years in the startup industry mostly, focusing on experience, engagement and well-being in diverse workplaces, overall ensuring the best possible experience in the work community in tech companies, from young startups to the second fastest growing European startup. 

Celia’s passion for introducing students to global opportunities that will expand their understanding of the world and enhance their academic, professional, and personal lives, led her becoming a consultant in International Education and she’s worked with Abroadia. She is also the Vice Chair for Marketing and Social Media for ACPA Commission for Global Dimensions of Students Development and a consultant. She created the All Things International Education Slack community for International Educators worldwide and hosts a podcast of the same name.

Christian de Abreu

STAFF ASSOCIATE

Christian de Abreu earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 2019, focusing on Medical Devices, Signals & Systems, and Data Science. He was born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil, where he started getting involved in engineering clubs, soccer tournaments, and music composition. 

Christian is a co-founder of Vioo, an EdTech startup out of NYC that aims to democratize the college experience for international students by connecting them with current college students – vioo.world.

Prior to Vioo, Christian had worked at Intel in San Francisco and Santa Clara, developing algorithms for 3-D athlete tracking as well as stress detection algorithms for wearable devices. In college Christian also worked with creating thumb-sized microscopes for traumatic brain injury monitoring, lifespan and aging research, peripheral edema detection and intervention, as well as cancer inhibition therapies using targeted toxins. 

On the side, Christian does freelance work as a web designer and machine learning engineer, he composes and writes music with his musical group Killuna, and plays competitive soccer in Brooklyn.