Faculty-Led Program Development Guide

What is a Faculty-led Program? A Faculty-led program is type of study abroad experience that consists of one or more credit-bearing, study-travel courses along with a sequence of group activities, organized excursions, and cultural encounters. Faculty-led programs are led by college professors and usually last between one to eight weeks. Benefits of Faculty-led Programs This study abroad model exposes students to a variety of environments and fosters strong mentoring relationships between f...
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Men vs. Women in International Education Leadership, Part II

<<<Go to Part I of International Education Men vs. Women This is Part II of the article and survey results on perceived effectiveness, strengths, and transformational leadership differences between men and women in senior international officer (SIO) or equivalent international education positions. SIO Representation Half of the SIO Men represented by the survey were from doctoral universities, while the majority of SIO Women were from both doctoral universities (37.4%) and ...
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Men vs. Women in International Education Leadership, Part I

A few months ago, I had the opportunity to hear a wonderful plenary speaker at the Forum on Education Abroad conference in Charlotte, North Carolina. Linda Tarr-Whelan is a former Ambassador, Demos Distinguished Senior Fellow, and Director of the Women’s Leadership Initiative. She speaks on a topic near and dear to my heart, the importance of women’s advancement to communities, companies, our country, and the world. For more information, I highly recommend her book Women Lead the Way: Your G...
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Penn State’s Embedded Education Abroad Faculty Toolkit

Developing global citizenship through short-term study abroad is little like trying to juice a grape (if you don't have the right tools). It’s also naive and presumptuous to think we can turn students into global citizens, like Jesus turned water into wine, by merely sending them off to another country. It presumes that all students who study abroad already understand and embrace a local concept of citizenship, when this isn’t always the case---to put it kindly. I'm thinking of the kids who ...
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