Study Abroad 101:
Studying abroad is a unique and transformational learning experience. Research has shown that students who have studied abroad are better able to work with people from other countries, understand the complexity of global issues, and have greater intercultural learning. In this session, students will learn about the many international opportunities offered at Wake Forest University.
David Taylor is the Director of Global Abroad Programs in Wake Forest University’s Center for Global Programs and Studies. In this role, he oversees study abroad advising services, new program development, and international health & safety. Through his own study abroad and work experiences, he has lived in France, Italy, and Japan. At Wake Forest, David serves on the University’s Global Advisory Council, Study Abroad and Fulbright Review Committees and has led students to Moscow, Russia on an international service trip. He is an active member within the field of education abroad and has presented both nationally and internationally on such topics as “Working with First-Generation college students going abroad” and “Best practices for Working with Faculty who Lead Education Abroad Programs.” A native of Kinston, North Carolina, he earned a BA in French & Italian from Princeton University and MA in Liberal Studies from Wake Forest University.