Commercialization of Study Abroad

You've probably heard a lot about internationalization, globalization, but have you heard about commercialiZATION? That's right, the commercialization of study abroad. We all know what it is, but we don't talk about it. As you can probably tell from the subject of this post, my hope is to open a discussion on how it impacts education. I started working in the field around the year 2000, after spending four years in the Peace Corps, Cameroon and Ecuador, and finishing my MA degree in Michi...
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Going to College Abroad

For those of us who want to give students an edge, we need to do more than just encourage them to go to college and do well.  We need to consider creative and non-traditional options that keep up with the times and trends. Going to college abroad is the path I chose. This is not the same as "study" abroad, which is usually only a few weeks to a semester. College abroad involves living in a foreign country for a year or longer and pursuing a degree. After finishing my bachelor’s degree at Knox...
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Study Abroad Capstone links Integrative Learning and Undergraduate Learning Goals

Beginning in Fall 2013, Study Abroad at Eastern Illinois University will be linked to our university-wide integrative learning mission and the four undergraduate learning goals of the institution, and will be fully integrated into our general education curriculum. We are doing this by giving students the option of taking the following one-credit capstone course (prerequisite: successful completion of an approved study abroad program and 75 hours) en lieu of the otherwise required Senior Semi...
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The Many Roles of a Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program Professor

The Many Roles of a Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program Professor
By Melanie Foster freelance writer higher education for education-related websites and blogs Professors who take part in their college’s faculty-led study abroad programs know that the work is both rewarding and challenging. As fun and exciting as teaching abroad is, there is nothing easy about it. This is because the faculty member is not only in charge of their classroom; they are also in charge of planning and managing an array of other extracurricular activities and overseeing the ord...
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