His first taste of study abroad was in the mid-90s studying business in France at ESC Bordeaux. He negotiated his first overseas partnership for Kindai University Technical College with a British college in 2003, and then advised students for SA in Doshisha University’s English Department, before joining the FFLS negotiation team at Kansai University in 2014.
His research focuses on fluctuations in students’ capacity to speak (CTS) before, during and after SA (see Humphries, S., Aubrey, S., & King, J. (2023). Fluctuations in Japanese English majors’ capacity to speak before, during and after studying abroad. System, 113, 103001. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.system.2023.103001)
In line with the theme of this conference, Changing Trends in Study Abroad - The Past, The Present, And The Future, Simon will draw upon his experience—and feedback from students, colleagues and partner universities—to explore the changing landscape of study abroad by answering the following questions:
We are really looking forward to welcoming Simon, and all of you, to our conference on November 4th. A reminder that more information (including, as of today, an outline schedule!) can be found on the conference pages on our website.
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