2016 was a transformative year for Professionals Abroad! We worked with wonderful association partners, welcomed new staff, and launched a new website. We sent over 130 delegates abroad for meaningful, professional interactions with their counterparts overseas.
Feedback from Delegates
“This trip exceeded my expectations. I learned a lot both professionally and personally during the duration of this trip. Meeting with healthcare professionals and touring the Israeli and Palestinian hospitals was a once in a lifetime opportunity, and I am so glad I participated in this trip. (American Organization of Nurse Executives Delegate, Israel)
“I benefited so much!! Being able to travel around Havana this way, from facility to facility, was incredible. This has been a phenomenal personal introduction to the people and culture that I have always revered.” (American Holistic Nurses Association Delegate, Cuba)
A highlight this year was the National Elder Law Attorney’s (NAELA) trip to the Netherlands. Delegates took a private tour of Hogeweyk, the renowned pioneering care facility for dementia patients. They were deeply impacted and came home with new ideas to bring to their communities.
2017: A Preview for the Year Ahead
We are expanding our reach in 2017, and will send several hundred delegates to at least 4 countries. However, our mission remains the same: to assist association members to grow professionally through cross-cultural exchange and interaction.
Our best wishes for a prosperous new year!
Director, Professionals Abroad