Ten Lessons I’ve Learned while Teaching Abroad

This post is authored by Dr. Timothy Gupton, an Assistant Professor of Spanish linguistics at the University of Georgia. He shares ten lessons that he has learned as a faculty member working with students abroad in Costa Rica. Did you ever have the chance to study abroad? Have you ever dreamed of it? More university students are studying abroad than ever today, and now more than ever, professors and teachers are going abroad with their students. Teaching on a study abroad program has as m...
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Boston Area Study Abroad Association (BASAA) Conference, Spring 2015

This Tuesday, April 21st, FacultyAbroad was delighted to attend the 2015 Annual Spring Conference held by the Boston Area Study Abroad Association (BASAA), hosted this year at Simmons College in Boston, MA. The Conference brought together over 120 professionals from the field of international education for a day of professional networking amidst seven engaging presentations hosted by attendees representing several U.S. educational institutions including the University of Kentucky, Babson ...
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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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Me, EDUESPAÑA & the World Cup

The University of Salamanca at night.
by Wendy Williamson, Director of Study Abroad, Eastern Illinois University This summer, I was invited to participate in the 2010 Educational Program for US Higher Education Institutions. This program is intended for study abroad program administrators and foreign language professors, who may be interested in creating and/or expanding faculty-led programs in Spain. Its primary goal is to introduce a select group of educational institutions in Spain to those who are not familiar with th...
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