The History of Study Abroad

Medieval Students, Marble Relief from the Tomb of Giovanni da Legnano, 1386 (Museo Civico, Bologna) Study abroad is at the forefront of many discussions about the state of education across the world, its goals, and its future. With the richness of experience and learning that is inherent in leaving the confines of one's home environment and experiencing a potentially very different cultural reality, it is no wonder that study abroad continues to occupy a space of increasing interest for educa...
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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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The Impact of Local Current Events on Your Study Abroad Program

We all know that study abroad programs can be extremely rewarding, both for students and for faculty. There is so much to be said for the distinctive quality of immersing oneself in the actual surroundings where an historic event took place, or to take part in a cultural celebration firsthand; the connection is deeper once we ourselves journey outside of the textbook (or tablet), and directly into the context. It is important to remember, as we prepare to take on such a journey, that e...
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Study Abroad Class Project: International Research Proposals

by Maria Rainier, First In Education It can be difficult to obtain the resources to fund serious undergraduate research, but proposals are great practice and can help students get excited about conducting their own research projects. To encourage the spirit of inquiry, the understanding of how much work goes into research, and the appreciation of international subjects, you can assign international research proposals as a project throughout your students’ study abroad experience. Dependin...
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