Why Should Faculty Teach Abroad?

Why should you consider teaching abroad?
Teaching is an incredible experience and it allows the teacher to learn from other students. Fortunately, there is even a better way for you as a teacher to enrich your life with knowledge and culture, which is to teach abroad. Once you travel from your local classroom to another class in a completely different country, that is when your true adventure begins. For Instance, if a teacher from a small town in the United States goes to South Korea to teach in another school, what will be his...
More

Creative Inspiration for Faculty-led Study Abroad in Italy

by Wendy Williamson, Director of Study Abroad, Eastern Illinois University I'm just wondering if other U.S. colleges and universities are having the same problem...every faculty-led study abroad program to Italy (from my campus) goes to Florence.  Actually, we have one that goes to Rome, but I don't understand why more faculty don't venture out a bit. Certainly Florence is a wonderful city, no doubt about it, but as a study abroad director, I'm interested in variety, and immersing student...
More

Where to take your Study Abroad Program: Using Trends & Research to Benefit Your Program

by Wendy Williamson, Director of Study Abroad, Eastern Illinois University As a study abroad director, writer, and former Peace Corps volunteer, I tend to flee from destinations that are oversaturated with gobs of tourists and study abroad students. Instead, I scout out the (a) fastest growing non-traditional destinations for study abroad and (b) undiscovered cities in traditional study abroad countries. In fact, one of the most exciting times of the year for me is now, when IIE releas...
More