Faculty Training and Preparation

Responsible Study Abroad Seminar This powerpoint slideshow is used to help faculty and other leaders understand risk and their responsiblity associated with leading study abroad programs. It covers how to prepare and respond to a variety of situations, all of which have occured in real life. Case Scenarios To be prepared is half the victory. ~ Miguel De Cervantes. It's better to be prepared for something that never happens than unprepared for something that does. So let's practice! ...
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Proven Strategies for Promoting Your Study Abroad Program

When you look at the attributes of successful faculty-led study abroad programs, they are either led by popular professors or heading to popular places. We've seen popular professors taking lots of students to unpopular places, unpopular professors taking lots of students to popular places, and popular professors going to popular study abroad destinations (doubly whammy). Survey information gathered from past study abroad participants suggests that the most effective recruitment tool for facul...
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Locating Facilities & Accommodations For Your Faculty-Led Program

Locating meeting and accommodation facilities for your faculty-led study abroad program can be time-consuming and difficult if you don't have any personal/professional contacts. If you have a city in mind for your study abroad program, it's best to start looking through the city's colleges and universities. Higher education institutions almost always have facilities available for rent (at lower cost), especially during the break periods when there aren't as many students attending. If the...
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Partnerships in Study Abroad: Pros & Cons of Customized Program Providers

Instead of doing everything on your own, you may wish to find a customized program provider to assist you in developing your faculty-led study abroad program. Basically, you tell the provider what you want/need and they do the leg work, give you a price per student, and help with program marketing and other forms of support. The pros are many. Mostly, you don't get bogged down in program logistics and can focus on your teaching. Also, many providers don't charge you a penny if your pr...
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