You Are Invited to
VERTO’S ANNUAL PARTNER SUMMIT

Florence, Italy

 

November 10 – 13, 2024

Our annual summit brings together incredible professionals from both current and prospective partner universities who are passionate about accessible, global education. Itinerary details are forthcoming.

Thank you so much for the amazing summit and for all the work you’re doing…It is so impressive just how student-centered and intentional you are with all aspects of the program.

Seville Summit 2022

Your team provided a great experience matched by robust information on the Verto experience. I remain very impressed about the depth of academic and social student support.

London Summit 2023

I was impressed at every turn, from structures, to facilities, to simply the caring and attention that Verto provides to students. I will be providing my Admissions team with a glowing recommendation that they sign on with Verto and become a partner in as full a capacity as they believe is possible.

London Summit 2023

This is something every partner should experience!

Seville Summit 2022

VERTO PARTNER SUMMIT

Florence, Italy

Verto Partner Summit
Florence, Italy

Registration for the 2024 Parter Summit has not yet opened.

Please submit an interest form on this page to receive information when registration opens (space will be limited).

Verto will cover

  • Accommodation for 3 nights (Nov 10-13)
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner daily
  • Local Excursions and Activities

Verto will NOT cover

International and domestic transportation to site visit

Arriving on-site

Participants will be responsible for their own airfare arrangements to and from Florence, Italy.

The Florence airport (FLR) is called Amerigo Vespucci and is situated on the north-west outskirts of Florence, just 4 km from the city center.

There are limited direct flights from the US to Florence, so for many travelers, flying to Rome’s Fiumicino “Leonardo Da Vinci” Airport (FCO) and continuing by train to Florence (1.5 hours) may be a better option.

Lodging Info

Coming soon

Snapshot of Summit 2024

Program Schedule

 Itinerary details coming soon! Participants should plan to arrive on Sunday, November 10th (hotel check-in from afternoon) in time for our Welcome Reception and Dinner at 6:00pm local time. The Summit will end on Wednesday morning, following breakfast at the host hotel.

What Attendees Can Expect:

  • Gain a 360-degree perspective on the Verto student experience, through the unique lens of our Florence location
  • Explore how the Verto partnership can best support your university’s enrollment goals
  • Collaborate with Verto staff and faculty, as well as fellow attendees, your industry peers in Enrollment and Global Education
  • Understand Verto’s unique Care Team model for supporting first-year students across our five global locations
  • Connect with your student cohort, if you have students on-site in Florence
  • Get out and about to explore the culture and cuisine of this beautiful, historical city

Returning Summit Attendees:

If you’ve attended our previous Partner Summits in Seville or London, we are thrilled to welcome you back to experience Verto Florence! We plan to expand our session content this year to dive deeper into enhancing your Verto partnership year-over-year, sharing case studies of different models and best practices, and more. If you have any session ideas or requests, please contact Meghan Godding.

Align Your Trip With Other Industry Events in Europe:

Participants who are planning to attend the NACAC Global Universities Fair in London, UK on November 9, and/or the CIS Global Forum in Basel, Switzerland from November 14-15, can travel to or from Verto’s Partner Summit in Florence.

Verto Partner Summit
London, England

Sunday, November 12th –
Wednesday, November 15th

Verto will cover:

  • Single room lodging (Nov 12-15)
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner daily
  • Study Center and Local Excursions

Verto will NOT cover:

International and domestic transportation to Summit

Arriving on-site

Participants will be responsible for their own airfare arrangements to and from London, England.

Heathrow International Airport and Gatwick Airport have public transportation options available.

Lodging Info

The Montague on the Gardens
15 Montague Street, London, WC1B 5BJ

Program Itinerary
The itinerary outlined below is tentative and subject to change.

For participants heading to the Council on International Schools (CIS) Global Forum in Dublin, Ireland on Nov 16-17, we suggest a Wednesday afternoon/evening departure following our program.
Arrival: Sunday, November 12
Afternoon: Hotel Check-in: The Montague on the Gardens (from 2:00 PM)
5:00 – 6:00 PM Welcome Drinks Reception at Hotel
6:30 PM Welcome Dinner in Bloomsbury
Day 1: Monday, November 13
8:00 – 8:45 AM Breakfast at Hotel
8:45 AM Walk to London Verto Study Centre (meet in hotel lobby)
9:00 – 9:45 AM Welcome and Introductions to London Staff
9:45 – 10:45 AM Verto Mission, Vision & Overview
10:45 – 11:00 AM Break
11:00 – 11:45 AM Academic Integrity and Academic Provider Relationship
12:00 – 1:00 PM Student engagement over lunch
1:00 – 2:00 PM Student Health, Life, & Well-being
2:00 – 2:30 PM Break
2:30 – 4:00 PM Walk to the British Museum and Session: Experiential Learning in Practice!
4:00 PM Group transit by taxi to the South Bank
5:00 PM Dinner at Wahaca, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre
7:00 PM Performance: The Witches at the iconic National Theatre
Day 2: Tuesday, November 14
8:00 – 9:15 AM Breakfast at Hotel
9:15 AM  Walk to London Verto Study Centre (meet in hotel lobby)
9:30 – 10:30 AM Cultural Immersion: How Verto leverages London to enhance the student experience within UK culture
10:30 – 11:30 AM Academic Immersion: Classroom Observations (Theatre, Business)
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Break
12:30 – 1:45 PM Lunch and Faculty Panel Q&A
2:00 PM: Taxis to Camden Town for Student Housing visit; optional Cultural Walking Tour of Camden
4:00 – 7:00 PM Free time / sightseeing
7:00 PM: Farewell Dinner in Covent Garden (meet in hotel lobby)
Day 3: Wednesday, November 15
8:00 – 08:45 AM Breakfast at Hotel
9:00 – 10:15 AM Maximizing the Partnership Model & Partner Experience Sharing
10:15 – 10:45 AM Closing Remarks
11:00 AM Summit Ends / Departures
12:00 PM Hotel checkout

Verto Site Visit
Seville, Spain

Wednesday, November 8th – Saturday, November 11th

Verto will cover:

  • Single room lodging (Nov 8-11)
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner daily
  • Study Center and Local Excursions

Verto will NOT cover

International and domestic transportation to site visit

Arriving on-site

Participants will be responsible for their own airfare arrangements to and from Seville Spain.

Seville can be reached through Sevilla International Airport (SVQ), located 25 minutes away from the city centre by car.

Lodging Info

Hotel Petit Palace Marques Santa Clara

C. Jimios, 9, 11, 41001 Sevilla, Spain

Program Itinerary
The itinerary outlined below is tentative and subject to change.
Arrival: Day 1: Wednesday, November 8
¡BIENVENIDOS!
2:00 PM or later – Check-in to Hotel Petit Palace Marques Santa Clara
8:00 PM Welcome Dinner
Day 2: Thursday, November 9
8:00 – 8:50 AM Breakfast & Walk to Verto Study Center
8:50 – 9:10 AM Welcome & Introductions
9:10 – 10:30 AM Why Verto? – The Value of Our Partnership
10:30 – 10:45 AM Break
10:45 AM – 12:15 PM Classroom Observations: Principles of Communication, Diversity and Social Justice, Elementary Spanish I, or International Relations
12:15 – 12:30 PM Walk or taxi to student volunteering at local schools – Culture and Language Assistants (CLA)
12:45 – 1:30 PM  Visit volunteering sites with students participating in the CLA program
2:00 – 3:45 PM Student Panel and Lunch including Care Team staff (Student Life and Academic Success Coordinators) at local restaurant
3:45 – 4:15 PM Break
4:15 – 6:15 PM Session: Camera Obscura Workshop with students at Verto Study Center and along the west bank of the River Guadalquivir
6:15 – 8:30 PM Free time (Sightseeing Opportunity)
8:30 PM Group Dinner
Day 3: Friday, November 10
8:00 – 9:30 AM Free Morning time and Breakfast at hotel
9:30 – 10:15 AM Session: Experiential and Active Learning at Verto: a pedagogical model
10:15 – 10:30 AM Break
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Session: Experiential and Active Learning at Verto: the importance of the context
12:30 – 1:00 PM Break
1:00 PM Shared transportation to Student Housing
1:15 – 3:00 PM Tour of Student Housing, Student Life Panel & Lunch
3:00 – 4:30 PM Free time
4:30 – 6:30 PM Local Excursion: River Guadalquivir Kayak & Picnic with students
6:30 – 8:30 PM Free time
8:30 PM Group Capstone Dinner
Day 4: Saturday, November 11

Free time/Departures

Questions?

Meghan Godding

Associate Director of College & University Relations