Gateway Learning is leading the next generation of international learning and engagement through the utilization of innovative educational technologies, expanded delivery modalities, and creative approaches to student success.

International Gateways

Gateway Learning partners with higher education institutions around the world to offer virtual international programming that is tied inextricably to residential instruction. International Gateways provide institutions with an innovative modality with which to internationalize residential instruction by directly integrating new and expanded approaches in virtual and online education. Through its global network of institutions, organizations and operators, Gateway offers an array of distinct modalities that can be selectively adapted in ways to further internationalize most almost any discipline or course of study.
Akin to traditional course-embedded education abroad programs that integrate international travel components into residential courses, Gateway partners with individual academic units to integrate virtual international learning into residential course offerings. Specifically, Gateway enhances the student learning experience by embedding virtual experiential programming, such as global entrepreneurship placements, service-learning projects, and group internships. Gateway handles all arrangements with international partner organizations and appoints a coordinator who provides orientation, student services and student programming. This high-impact, low-cost approach has been welcomed by students who have participated.
Gateway partners closely with language departments to integrate synchronous language practice with native speakers into residential language. Gateway leverages a global network of reputable language providers to integrate virtual language support tailored to home institution syllabi, thus elevating opportunities for students to explore the linguistic, sociolinguistic, and socio-cultural aspects of the target language. Gateway handles all arrangements with international providers and appoints a coordinator who provides additional student services including optional language exchange with international peers. This cost-efficient method inspires students to use the target language from day one.

Gateway Global

Gateway Global offers new directions in international student recruitment, enrollment management and student lifecycle programming. Through innovative programming and insight, Gateway Global enables its partners around the world to increase student enrollment yield, improve degree completion rates, and boost student success.

International Student Lifecycle Programming

Gateway Global provides programming to enhance international students’ learning and boost academic success. Designing and implementing programs targeting students’ lifecycle from pre-matriculation through graduation and beyond have been shown to boost enrollment yield rates, increase first-to-second year retention rates, enhance graduation rates, and support the academic and social integration of students. Gateway Global partners benefit from additional programming designed to enhance students’ career readiness skills, community engagement and lifelong learning.

As international student enrollment patterns are constantly shifting, institutions must continuously evaluate their recruitment and enrollment management strategies. At Gateway, we understand the importance of creating and implementing a dynamic international strategic plan that uses a multi-faceted approach to recruitment, including developing networks and managing partnerships as a part of the recruitment process.  Gateway offers consultation and support services to help institutions create and sustain a global campus community. 

Gateway Education Abroad & Programming Support

Gateway is ready to support higher education institutions with developing and implementing innovative programming and services. Whether you would like to build a faculty-directed program completely from scratch or need assistance with particular components of an existing program or need some assistance with maintaining operational continuity, Gateway is here to help. Gateway is well positioned to offer a range of customized services to institutions around the world.
Gateway is here to help faculty members and others with developing meaningful and sustainable education abroad programs. Gateway’s complimentary consulting services span the full cycle of program design, development, implementation, evaluation and assessment. Allow Gateway to provide guidance as needed with designing and developing faculty-directed programming and as needed, with introducing reputable partner organizations that can assist with customized programming. Gateway also offers free initial consulting assistance on best practices in program evaluation and assessment.

The Gateway Toolkit is a free resource for faculty members planning and directing education abroad programs. Gateway’s Education Abroad Faculty Toolkit will offer an array of pedagogically-sound instructional activities that can be integrated in education abroad courses. It complements university administrative and logistical services by offering a portfolio of tested and applicable instructional strategies to optimize academic learning and the development of global citizenship.

Let’s Connect
If you would like to discuss Gateway Learning with our team, we’ll be happy to schedule a conversation to go over your specific needs.

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.