- Date and Time, and location
Date and time: Tuesday, October 19, 2021 – Friday, October 22, 2021
Organization: CAEI (Conference of the Americas on International Education)
NAKANO Ryoko Osaka University
SENGOKU Yu Shinshu University
CAEI Chile-2021 was held online from October 19 (Tuesday) to October 22 (Friday), 2021. From our research team, Ryoko and Yu participated and gave poster presentations. The platform was easy to use, and it was easy to access the program list and poster gallery. In the poster gallery, we were able to post a two-minute video in addition to the poster. It was reassuring to see the faces of the presenters, and I felt it would be helpful for future networking. Spanish, Portuguese, French, and English were the conference’s official languages. It was impressive that some presenters used multiple languages in a presentation. For example, one of them made a presentation in Spanish with English PPT slides. It made me realize that adapting to various languages is also an essential aspect of international student exchange in the new normal.
This time, there were two groups of participants from Japan, including the presenters. From this point of view, I think that the participation of the reporters may have contributed to the promotion of Japanese universities. However, since we hardly used the connection and message functions, we would like to actively use them to expand our network when we participate in the next conference.
Although the conference was held online due to COVID-19, it was a meaningful experience for us to participate in CAEI, which would have been difficult to attend in person.