Cell Phones Abroad

In today's modern world the use of a cell phone is essential, especially when traveling abroad. It can be difficult to navigate and understand cell phone use and coverage abroad and it is at the very least a safety promotion to always have a working cell phone. Thus, Scott Ozaroski of DePaul University reached out to his colleagues to collect information and tips about the best way to handle the use of cell phones. Below are responses that could be helpful if you or faculty at your instituti...
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Pre-Departure Orientation: A Faculty Led Essential

Pre-Departure Orientation is arguably one of the most important, yet often overlooked or glazed over aspects of a faculty led abroad program. It is essential not only for the students, but for the benefit of the leaders. It is a time to set the tone for the program, lay out expectations, procedures and for faculty leaders to get organized and address any concerns or questions. Where to start? Plan ahead!  Coordinate with your study abroad office on dates and times for meetings with ...
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Let’s Talk About Budgeting Your Faculty Led Program!

Budgeting abroad
  Planning and managing a budget is a difficult endeavor in general, but add to that the excitement and unexpected adventures you are sure to encounter while abroad and creating and sticking to a budget just became ten times more difficult. Not to mention that you will be responsible for managing trip costs for every student who accompanies you! As a faculty leader, creating purposing and sticking to a budget is essential but defiantly not the most glorious of aspect of traveling. Fo...
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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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