Candace Chenoweth is an advanced professional facilitator. She has over 19 years of senior-level experience developing, implementing, and assessing strategic, campus-wide internationalization initiatives with a proven record of visionary leadership and achievement in international education. Her success in creating vibrant, collaborative global education offices, value-added consultative structures, and policies and procedures to support internationalization solidifies her record of strengthening education abroad opportunities by increasing participation, including the participation of underrepresented groups.

She is currently the director of the Global Engagement Office at the College of Wooster.  Her many roles and areas of expertise include leadership, comprehensive internationalization, risk management, collaborative program design, and sustaining diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.

Languages include English, Japanese, and German.


Academic Degrees

MA, Asian Studies (Japan concentration), University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii

BA, Psychology, German Minor, The Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colorado



2021 NAFSA Region VI Conference, Virtual

  • Red Light, Green Light: Deciphering International Risk Tolerance 

2016 NAFSA National Conference, Denver, CO

  • Latino? Study Abroad! Strategies that Work (poster session with MIIS Graduate)
  • Effectively Utilizing Social Media in Times of Crisis (poster session)

2015 NAFSA Regional Conference, Chicago, IL

  • Understanding and Navigating NAFSA’s Professional Competencies

2014 NAFSA National Conference, San Diego, CA

  • NAFSA CEP: Fundamentals of Short-Term Education Abroad Programming
  • Assuming Management of a Study Abroad Office: Year One
  • 2014 Symposium on Leadership – Table Facilitator

2013 NAFSA National Conference, St. Louis, MO

  • NAFSA CEP: Fundamentals of Short-Term Education Abroad Programming 

2011 NAFSA Bi-Region I and XII Conference, Reno, NV 

  • Whose student? Universities and Study Abroad Providers Working together to Navigate a Crisis (Awarded Region I Highlight)
  • Service Learning, Internships, and Traditional Study Abroad Experiences: How Do They Really Translate to the “Real World”?
  • Strategic Career Planning: Making Positive Changes
  • Education Abroad Hot Topics

2011 NAFSA National Conference, Vancouver, BC

  • Effectively Funding Diversity Abroad: A Discussion of Current Problems and Possible Solutions
  • The Cougs Abroad Blog Project: Can it Impact Student Learning? (Poster session)

2010 NAFSA Region I Conference, Corvallis, OR

  • Emergencies & Ethics: Managing Critical Incidents Abroad (Awarded Region I Highlight)

2009 NAFSA National Conference, Los Angeles, CA 

  • Faculty Director Training: It’s all About Collaboration – Region 1 Highlight
  • Education Abroad Director’s Roundtable

2009 NAFSA Region I Conference, Vancouver, WA 

  • Managing Study Abroad in Tough Financial Times

2008 University of Idaho ACADA Symposium 

  • Take that Step: Getting Students Abroad

2008 NAFSA Bi-Regional I & XII Conference, Honolulu, HI 

  • NAFSA Professional Practice Workshop: Managing the Education Abroad Office
  • Social Competency in Education Abroad: Innovative Training for Study Abroad Students
  • Faculty Director Training: It’s all About Collaboration (Awarded Region I Highlight)

2007 NAFSA National Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota – Region I Highlight

  • We’re Not in Kansas Anymore, Dorothy: An Example of a Successful Pre-Departure Orientation Skit 

2007 CIEE Conference, Toronto, Canada 

  • Preparing Students for an Academic Experience Abroad

2006 - 2010 Education Abroad Academic Advisors’ Workshop, WSU

  • It Takes a Campus: Involving Faculty and Administration in Education Abroad

2006 NAFSA Region I Conference, Boise, ID 

  • Faculty Integration in Education Abroad
  • Growing Pains: Challenges & Solutions for Faculty-Led Programming
  • We’re Not in Kansas Anymore, Dorothy: An Example of a Successful Pre-Departure Orientation Skit (Awarded Region I Highlight)

1997 NAFSA Region I Conference, Yakima, WA

  • Integrating International Students into the Fabric of Campus Life (poster session)