Study Abroad & Global Citizenship Influencer Summit

October 1-3 2019 | HI NYC | #StudyAbroadBecause

2019 Summit Schedule

We are currently recruiting speakers and planning programming, and all the latest updates are included here. Check back often to see what’s new! All events take place at the HI New York City hostel unless otherwise indicated.

Schedule is tentative and subject to change

Tinabeth Pina, Emcee, October 1 & 2

Tinabeth Piña is an EMMY award winning broadcast journalist and travel vlogger who has worked in front of the camera and behind the scenes for ABC, FOX, A&E, The History Channel & Oxygen, to name a few. When she isn’t vlogging at, Tinabeth is the creator and executive producer of Globe Scholars, a travel show and web series that follows students on their study abroad trips around the world.

Tinabeth is also the Managing Editor at CUNY-TV in New York City and the author of CHA-CHIING! The Unemployed's Guide to Finding Your Next TV Production Job. Follow her @tinabethpina.


Day 1: Welcome and Introductions


Tuesday, October 1

2:00 pm
Registration opens


4:00-5:00 pm
Exhibit Hall & Snacks


5:00-6:00 pm
Welcome and opening remarks


6:00-8:00 pm
Opening night reception


Day 2: Study Abroad Programming


Wednesday, October 2

8:00 am
Registration opens


8:00-9:00 am


Exhibit Hall & Snacks


11:30-12:30 pm


12:30-1:30 pm


1:30-3:30 pm


3:30-4:00 pm
Exhibit Hall & Snacks


4:00 pm
#StudyAbroadBecause posts go live


4:00-5:00 pm
Speed Networking Appointments


7:00-10:00 pm
Evening Reception



Beth Santos, Emcee, October 3

Beth Santos is founder and CEO of Wanderful, a global community that connects over 40,000 women together through events in 45 global cities, an international homesharing network, dynamic online content and forums, and inspired, focused campaigns with international travel brands. She is the creator and host of the Women in Travel Summit, a leading event for women travel influencers and industry members, happening on two continents each year, and co-founder of #AtTheTable, a national dinner series and community for female founders. She is a graduate of the Kellogg School of Management and Wellesley College, and is an acclaimed thought leader in entrepreneurship and travel. She lives in Boston.

Day 3: Maximizing Your Influence


Thursday, October 3

9:00 - 9:45am
Breakfast sponsored by Steller, the world’s largest travel storytelling platform and community reimagined for today’s mobile-first travelers. Steller lets everyone capture and share personal stories with expressive and elegant design, simply and conveniently on your mobile device or at


9:45-11:30 am