How Traveling the World Made Me a Better Parent

The benefits of international experience on a resume are well recognized, but what about the other benefits? Can studying or working abroad enhance additional, seemingly non-related areas of your life? Personally, I have been amazed by all the ways my time abroad has made my life better, in particular and especially, in my experience as a new mother. Having a family was never on my bucket list—Europe and Asia were. My globe-trotting started with a semester abroad in college and morphed into ...
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So You Want to Run a Faculty-Led Program? Here are the 3 Things You Should Know…

As short-term faculty-led programs increase in popularity, many professors who may not have a lot of experience booking and coordinating travel are tasked with not only managing the experience abroad, but getting the group there. Here are 3 tips to make the experience of getting the group from point A to point B a little easier, which will help the group leader focus on what’s important— the experiences in-destination. You Don’t Have to Manage the Logistics of Air Travel M...
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Greece: A Crucial Foundation for Study Abroad

  Without Greek studies there is no education. - Leo Tolstoy If you are looking for the essential primer for study abroad curriculum, you must begin at the beginning of Western civilization. Would you like to inspire your students, please your administrators and enjoy educational travel? Whatever your field of study you can trace its roots to the foundation of Western culture: ancient Greece. If you follow this subject as I do, you will encounter an infinite number of articles that...
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A Plan for Emergencies

Emergencies are a possibility on any study abroad program, and planning and preparing for an emergency can seem like an overwhelming task — so much so that faculty sometimes decide not to embark on an education abroad program because of it. Thankfully, with a few purposeful steps, you can take comfort knowing that you’ve made the necessary steps to plan for the worst — even if the reality is that the plan will most likely never be used. 1. Make a plan Your university or college is likely ...
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