The History of Faculty-led Study Abroad

by Wendy Williamson, Director of Study Abroad, Eastern Illinois University When overseas travel became more accessible through advanced technology, infrastructure, and communication, and tourism boomed as an industry, study abroad at US colleges and universities was born. Within a larger context of adventure and tourism, travel opportunities began not for students to earn academic credit, but for the entire university community to ensue personal edification. In his book, A History of US S...
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Faculty-led Study Abroad: Most Popular

Short-term study abroad programs (summer, January term, or eight weeks and less during the academic year) are the most popular among college students. In fact, fifty-six percent of US college students choose short-term study abroad over mid-term and long-term options (IIE Open Doors 2009 Fast Facts). While it is unknown exactly how many students participate in faculty-led study abroad, some studies suggest it is about seventy percent of all those who participate in short-term programs. Facult...
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Study Abroad Books for your Students

Looking for quality study abroad books for your students? Browse this collection, available from Amazon.com. A percentage of your purchase will help support this website. Please also leave comments with additional resources that you believe are helpful for those interested in study abroad. “Study Abroad 101by Wendy Williamson is a brilliantly conceived and expertly presented introduction providing specific, concise, informed and informative answers to 101 direct questions about s...
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Latin America Study Abroad Growing

The objective of this survey was to learn more about study abroad participation in Latin America, particularly where growth is occurring, what is contributing to this growth, and what developments (study abroad options & programs) international education professionals would like to see emerge. Following is a summary of the questions and responses, along with my notes and findings. Population: SECUSS-L & AIEA, professional listservs for the field of Study Abroad Responses: 60 (52 Colleg...
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