Sarah McNitt

Professional Development


After identifying areas of weakness or areas of interest where I wanted to develop deeper skills, I enrolled in training workshops, courses and programs offered at conferences and in my workplace.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Professional Skills

Technical Skills

International & Intercultural Education

NAFSA: Association of International Educators
Advocacy Day

In 2017 I was able to attend NAFSA's Advocacy Day to learn how to be a lifelong political advocate for international education.

NAFSA Academy

I am a member of the 9th cohort of the NAFSA Academy, a training program for international education professionals at all levels of their career. My learning plan for the NAFSA Academy focused on:

Academic Coursework

I audited two years of Arabic courses with Miami University students, which gave me an opportunity to interact with them in a different setting. Thanks to my professional travel to Israel and my Arabic studies, I was made responsible for study abroad programs in the Middle East.


I have have attended state, regional, and national international education conferences throughout my career, with increasing levels of participation in conference planning and presenting, as well as taking part in conferences from other fields.

Writing Samples

Study abroad advising is a job that requires a lot of short-form writing. I have had the opportunity to write several such pieces for student newsletters, which I have included here as examples.

Letters to the Editor and Guest Blog Posts

Media Mentions/Appearances