Bring a world of access to your students through customized faculty-directed program support and 360 virtual learning

How can SAA help your institution with internationalization?

Study Abroad Association (SAA) has assisted hundreds of universities and colleges with 100% customized, academically focused faculty-directed programming in over 40 countries since 2009. In addition, with the New York Times-featured virtual 360 GLE™ (Global Learning Experiences), SAA has brought new campus internationalization solutions to institutions to help create global education opportunities accessible to all. 

SAA’s holistic approach to international education includes hands-on, high-level support that is customized to meet the needs of your institution and your internationalization goals. SAA is available to work with you and your campus stakeholders to realize the best support for international education on your campus.

Educational, affordable, 100% customized faculty-directed programs, domestic and abroad.

Interactive, virtual global education learning materials for curricular integration and promotion of study abroad called 360 GLE™ (Global Learning Materials).

Live streaming sessions from abroad to supplement courses, IEW, and study abroad programs.

Free development workshops and training sessions, marketing materials, and tutorials and a wide variety of custom solutions

Gateway International has partnered with Study Abroad Association to facilitate access to these services. By completing the form below, friends of Gateway qualify for the following discounts:

$200 discount for each student on any Faculty-Directed Program run with SAA

(Valid only on the first program)

10% discount on a one-year annual 360 GLE™ subscription

(Valid the 1st year only)

30-day free trial

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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.

Specialization Areas:

– Education Abroad
– International education leadership development
– Intercultural education and engagement
– International partnerships and linkages

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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.

Specialization Areas:

– Student services
– Education abroad programming
– Institutional partnerships
– Education and training