Thank you to the 2023 Global Respectful Disruption Summit Sponsors!
Activators support the summit with $2,000-3,000 USD that provides funding for twenty summit grants and/or can contribute to the Compear Professional Development Fund. This fund supports underrepresented International Education professionals' career goals.
Enterprise Ireland manages the Education in Ireland national brand under the authority of the Minister of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation & Science. Enterprise Ireland is responsible for the promotion of Irish Higher Education Institutions overseas.
Enterprise Ireland is the Irish state agency responsible for supporting the development of manufacturing and internationally traded services companies. Enterprise Ireland provides funding and supports for companies – from entrepreneurs with plans for a high potential start-up through to large companies expanding their activities, improving efficiency and growing export sales. We also provide funding and supports for college based researchers to assist in the development, protection and transfer of technologies into industry via licensing or spin-out companies.
The Institute for the International Education of Students (“IES Abroad”) represents a consortium of more than 170 U.S. colleges and universities. A not-for-profit 501(c) (3) organization, IES Abroad has an all-volunteer Board of Directors and an extensive academic governance system that includes 4 committees featuring democratic representation from the IES Abroad Consortium. Additionally, IES Abroad is overseen by 8 extra-governmental organizations in specific countries where IES Abroad programs exist. Since its founding in 1950, over 65,000 students have participated in IES Abroad international study abroad programs. IES Abroad operates 75 programs at more than 30 locations in Europe, Africa, Asia, South America, Australia and New Zealand. With over 5,000 students enrolled in IES Abroad programs each year, IES Abroad is the largest study abroad provider in the United States and an innovative leader in the study abroad field.
Be Equitable partners with organizations around the world to advance Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility. We help organizations build workplaces where everyone feels welcomed, respected, and able to contribute fully and authentically. Our values drive the work we do and how we do it. “Bravely Speak the Truth”, “Together We Go Far”, “Do What is Right Not Easy”, “Believe it Can be Done,” and “No One Way to Be”. We do our best to embody these values in the content we create, how we support clients, and the ways we work together as a collective team. As we all navigate a world in transition, we are excited by the opportunities for growth and are ready to support organizations on the journey to Be Equitable.
Affirmists support the summit with $500-750 USD that provides funding for five attendee grants and/or can contribute to the Compear Professional Development Fund. This fund supports underrepresented International Education professionals' career goals.
Barcelona SAE is a boutique study abroad and internship program that provides personalized attention and focuses on this beautiful Mediterranean city that we call home. Ask any of our alumni and you’ll learn about their unforgettable academic, cultural, and professional experience – one that was beneficial not only during their time in Barcelona, but has given them a personal and professional advantage for the rest of their lives.
Inspired by personal experiences as classmates in Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, Hilltop Global Group was founded by Phil Agbeko from Ghana, and Osa Imohe from Nigeria. The Founders seek to bridge the gap in study abroad experiences and opportunities focused on the African continent. Hilltop’s mission and operational philosophy is to “Shape the African Narrative through Experiential Learning”.
CET Academic Programs is a study abroad organization that has been developing and operating innovative educational programs abroad since 1982. Originally “China Educational Tours,” CET began operations in Beijing, and today offers a varied portfolio of semester, summer, and customized programs for college, high school, and gap year students around the world. Known for strong academics, professional program management, and supportive student services, CET strives to integrate students into their host communities, adopt environmentally conscientious practices, and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion across all programs and operations.
CEA CAPA is committed to academic excellence, integrity, and innovation in learning abroad. We inspire and challenge students to explore complex cultural and social landscapes.
As one organization, we are better preparing students to live, work, and thrive in a globally interdependent and diverse world. At CEA CAPA, our focus is academic quality and high-impact practices that prepare students personally and professionally to excel
As your study abroad partner, your students are at the heart of what we do
Academic Solutions has the experience, resources and flexibility to give you
what you want at an affordable price, backed up by dedicated professionals
with local knowledge.
Located in Spain, the United Kingdom and Tanzania, our tailored support services fit your study abroad needs – from complete overseas program administration and internships to student accommodations and social/cultural activities.
Advocates are globally focused minority led/owned businesses or organizations that will support the summit by sharing it with their respective networks. This is in line with our mission to support underrepresented voices.
True North Intercultural, owned and operated by Tara Harvey, Ph.D., helps higher education institutions that are serious about inclusive excellence and developing interculturally-competent global citizens by building intercultural capacity among faculty, staff, and leaders. Through transformative professional development programs, True North Intercultural helps educators develop their capacity to better navigate cultural diversity and integrate intercultural learning into their courses, programs, or other work.
The GREEN Program (TGP) is an award-winning, experiential education program focused on our world’s most pressing issues in sustainable development. TGP’s mission is to educate and empower future sustainability leaders through experiential education, responsible travel, and adventure. By using the world as our classroom, and aligning with the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), our program model expertly balances sustainability-focused course work, exclusive industry exposure, and bucket-list adventures in just 10 days.
Tangible Culture mission is to engage changemakers locally and globally to create a world free from identity-based violence and other forms of group-targeted harm. Our organization expands the scale and reach of social justice through our popular education programs that help movement workers and educators counteract political, economic, and cultural violence.
Teens of Color Abroad (TOCA) creates language learning and cultural exchange experiences for high school students of color. Founded by Brooklyn-based educator Lamar Shambley in 2018, TOCA has sponsored new passports for 20 students, served over 1,000 youth across the U.S., and provided more than $100,000 in scholarships.
Study Abroad 4711 is a study abroad provider that offers journeys for those interested in international travel and lifelong learners passionate about global education. As a JEDI advocate, we believe that all students should have affordable options to study abroad. To infuse affordability with full intercultural immersion in the ever-evolving world of international education for all students, giving them the opportunity to fathom their journeys as they embark into a globalized workforce.
Hei Butterfly The Initiative is the manifestation of international education reimagined for Black and Brown students with Black and Brown needs, personhood, and scholarship at the core of all we do. Hei Butterfly seeks to address the most researched obstacles to Black and Brown student participation in international education programs.
Abraham Consulting Agency advances justice and equity with dignity and intention through global learning and wellbeing. We use our Agency to create, teach, facilitate, mentor, and otherwise support capacity building by creating communities of care through workshops, courses/training programs and specialized projects.
Aventurine Intercultural consults and provides tailored, interactive workshops to K-12 and higher education institutions exploring stories and the intersectionalities between intercultural learning and the action of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) through a social justice lens. With the paradigm shifts in education, Aventurine Intercultural also focuses on looking inward and prioritizing well-being to create intentional curriculum and programming to promote self-discovery and empower, mentor students, faculty, and staff.
Molise IS Adult Study Abroad, Italian Language Training, Digital Nomads, University Semesters, Summer Internships, and Faculty-Led Programs—each program centered around Global Intercultural Citizenship and based in the small and authentic Italian region of Molise.
Whether you long for a more sustainable lifestyle full of real connections and experiences, or to learn from a welcoming and hard-working people whose artisan techniques go back countless generations, or to immerse yourself in a land of magical hillside villages and stunning vistas–Molise IS where your adventure begins.
The mission of the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) is to provide scholarships and ongoing support to students who are underrepresented among the U.S. study abroad population. FEA makes life-changing, international experiences accessible to all by supporting students of color, community college, and first-generation college students before, during, and after they participate in education abroad programs.