International Education

This blog post series looks at United States citizens who trained abroad and are currently practicing conservation in the US. The goal of these interviews is twofold: to provide pre-program students with a starting point for understanding international training through a range of student perspectives and to bring awareness of overseas conservation training programs to conservators practicing in the United States. It is the hope that the discussion of international training will answer questions and start an open dialog of the challenges and benefits of training abroad.

These interviews feature established, emerging conservators who trained abroad. Each transcript offers a personal and professional account of that person's experiences. So, while some themes are apparent throughout these interviews, no single interview can summarize all the challenges and rewards of international training. Interviews do not reflect the opinions of AIC or the training programs being discussed.