Planning Faculty-Led Study Abroad

The most recent Open Doors report indicates that during the 2013-2014 academic year, 62% of U.S. students who studied abroad participated in short-term study abroad programs (i.e., study abroad programs lasting for a summer term or up to eight weeks). As you might guess, many of these short-term study abroad programs are led by faculty. Although researchers have only begun to explore the organization of short-term study abroad programs and the influence of variations in this organization on ...
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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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The Importance of Data: Connect Program Search to Program Evaluation

Greetings to everyone. This post is directed to study abroad offices and program providers, but also to faculty who are interested in promoting their programs and managing the program evaluation process all in the same place. If your study abroad office is using Terra Dotta, then you probably don't have a programs directory with reviews. This means that students must first find a program on your website and then go to Abroad 101 or Ratemystudyabroad.com to see if they can find the program...
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