Strategies to Develop a Competitive Faculty-led Program

There is nothing more frustrating than putting your time and energy into something, only to have it fail in the end. Unless your faculty-led program is subsidized by a college or university, it will likely require a minimum enrollment to avoid cancellation. This means that you'll need a competitive program and a great marketing plan to make it work. Here's how to get to started... Look for trends. As a study abroad director responsible for developing programs abroad, I used the IIE Fast Facts...
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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...
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5 Study Abroad Goals for 2015

With 2014 behind us, now is the time to be firm in the goals of your study abroad programming for 2015. Whether you have already begun this process, finalized it, and/or are in the midst of international travel at this very moment, here are 5 considerations and examples of explicit goals that will help you to prepare for 2015: 1. Your Mission What do you want your students to get out of your study abroad program? Have you been explicit in determining exactly what your group travel should ...
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Organically promote Study Abroad through Learning Objectives & Outcomes

In spite of extensive promotion and repeated inclusion of Study Abroad as a priority in university goals, there seems to be a certain level of contradiction at work. We want students to study abroad, because of the great value it provides academically, personally, professionally, but we don't think it’s important enough to be included in undergraduate degree requirements. Mixed Messages When messages are mixed, they don’t work well. What we need are clear and unified values. When we don't ...
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