Chronicle covers how Colleges Coach Professors to Lead Study Abroad

Faculty-led study-abroad programs are indeed booming! While a great option for cash- and time-strapped students, these study abroad programs are not without their challenges. Preparing academics to manage the logistics of foreign travel as well as ensuring that the programs fit into the overall academic plan can be daunting, at first, but far from impossible with a carefully executed plan. Learn how Murray State and other universities have handled these challenges, by instituting a mandat...
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Developing Globally Engaged Faculty Through Recognition or Reward?

by Wendy Williamson, Director of Study Abroad, Eastern Illinois University Next week, I will be presenting with three other colleagues at the AIEA Conference, in Washington DC. The title of our presentation is Internationalize your Institution through Faculty (currently scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 5:00pm). Three colleagues and I, representing four different institutions, will be sharing a collection of priceless ideas and strategies for internationalizing higher education with facul...
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How Can We Help Study Abroad Students Better Prepare For Experiences Evoking Strong Emotions?

by Aisling Meade, Programme Manager, EIL Intercultural Learning Every year we coordinate a field trip to Belfast for American students in a study abroad program. We arrange for them to meet with various politicians, community workers, and organizations to provide a basic overview of the current situation in Northern Ireland and its culture. We often arrange for these study abroad groups to attend service at Ian Paisley's church in Belfast. It offers insight into the community and an op...
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Study Abroad Research – Brazil

At the end of last year, I conducted a survey on Latin America Study Abroad.  It wasn’t until later that I realized the survey questions were slanted towards Spanish language and culture and inadvertently omitted Portuguese language and culture. My apologies. To remove the big question mark that remained after analyzing the results, and to correct my omission, I conducted a follow-up survey with the original respondents who indicated they sent students to Brazil. Sixteen out of twenty-...
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