Chatting with ChatGPT

The Promise of Generative AI in International Higher Education

Welcome to Chatting with ChatGPT: The Promise of Generative AI in International Higher Education

This three-part series explores the dynamic role of generative artificial intelligence (AI) in various facets of international higher education. This series aims to promote a greater understanding of how cutting-edge AI technologies are revolutionizing three specific areas: international enrollment management, education abroad, and international student and scholar services.

As the series title suggests, these articles are written with the assistance of ChatGPT, a powerful AI language model developed by OpenAI. Intending to foster a collaborative and interactive discussion, we encourage readers to actively engage by adding your comments below and sharing examples of how you are using generative AI in your work.

Harnessing Generative AI for International Student Recruitment and Admissions

In Part 1, we delve into the remarkable advancements made possible by generative AI in international student recruitment and admissions. Discover how personalized recruitment campaigns, AI-powered chatbots, data-driven predictive analytics, and application evaluation are reshaping the landscape. Join us as we explore challenges and opportunities when harnessing AI in international student recruitment and admissions.

Transforming Education Abroad Programming and Operations through Generative AI

In Part 2, we explore the transformative influence of generative AI on education abroad programming and operations. This article explores how AI technologies reshape various aspects of education abroad, including program selection, orientation, and student advising. Additionally, we examine the critical role of AI in risk management and crisis response, ensuring the safety and well-being of students studying abroad. Join us as we explore real-world examples of AI implementation in transforming education abroad.

Leveraging the Power of Generative AI in International Students and Scholars Advising

Part 3 delves into the value of leveraging generative AI in international student and scholar advising. This article explores innovative applications of AI in streamlining visa guidance, document management, compliance monitoring, and policy updates. We discuss how AI-driven systems can simplify complex processes, ensure adherence to immigration regulations, and provide real-time support. Join us as we discuss ways to leverage generative AI in immigration advising, creating a smoother and more informed experience for all involved.

Join us in the conversation as we explore the vast potential of generative AI in international higher education.

With the aid of ChatGPT, we aim to foster an engaging and collaborative environment where readers can share their perspectives, ask questions, and showcase their experiences of leveraging AI in their work. Let’s unlock the transformative power of AI and pave the way for a more inclusive, efficient, and student-centered international higher education landscape.


Harnessing Generative AI for International Student Recruitment and Admissions

Transforming Education Abroad Programming and Operations through Generative AI

Leveraging the Power of Generative AI in International Students and Scholars Advising

About the Authors:


ChatGPT, developed by OpenAI, is an interactive language model designed for engaging in natural language conversations. It generates human-like responses, providing informative and creative discussions. Users can ask questions, seek suggestions, and receive helpful insights. OpenAI, founded in 2015, is an AI research laboratory and company dedicated to ensuring the development of beneficial and safe artificial general intelligence (AGI) for the benefit of all.

Anthony C. Ogden, Ph.D.

Dr. Anthony C. Ogden is the founder and managing director of Gateway International Group. He is a respected scholar-professional with 25+ years of experience in international higher education. He has held senior leadership positions at renowned institutions such as Pennsylvania State University, the University of Kentucky, Michigan State University, and the University of Wyoming.

Jesús Rosario

Jesús is a Strategic Partnerships Executive at Coursera, spearheading new partnerships, strategic business development, and innovative solutions to bolster universities in online learning, student recruitment, micro-credentialing, and internationalization. He has worked in the education space for over 14 years. Previously, he served as a Regional Director at QS Quacquarelli Symonds, providing invaluable support to global university leadership in comprehending international rankings and formulating data-driven institutional strategies.

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Episode 29: Cultural Lens on U.S. Higher Education: Analyzing International Perceptions of 'Anti-Woke’ Discourse

Dive into a nuanced exploration of the global discourse surrounding higher education in the United States. Join us for a panel discussion with esteemed international educators as we embark on a journey through the lenses of culture and international perspective, examining how global audiences interpret and engage with the ‘anti-woke’ discourse within the context of U.S. higher education. This engaging panel discussion will delve into the intersections of culture, ideology, and education, and the complex landscape of how international audiences perceive the ‘anti-woke’ narrative that has emerged within U.S. academia.

Whether you’re a senior international officer, or simply curious about the diverse viewpoints shaping U.S. higher education, this podcast episode will provide an invaluable space for critical analysis and insightful conversations.

Speaker Biography:

Fanta Aw is a distinguished leader in international education, renowned for her extensive contributions to global learning, cross-cultural understanding, and educational equity. With a deep commitment to fostering connections between diverse cultures and promoting educational excellence, she has significantly impacted the international education community.

Fanta Aw’s career has been characterized by her dedication to advancing global education initiatives, promoting diversity and inclusion, and nurturing partnerships that transcend borders. She has held influential roles in various organizations, advocating for the importance of international collaboration and learning experiences that empower individuals to navigate an increasingly interconnected world.

As a thought leader and visionary, Fanta Aw’s insights and expertise have shaped discussions on the future of international education, emphasizing the significance of equitable access, cultural exchange, and lifelong learning. Her work has not only elevated institutions but has also inspired countless individuals to embrace the transformative power of global education.

Date: September 14th, 2023
Time: 12 noon ET

Sponsored by:

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.