Where to take your Study Abroad Program: Using Trends & Research to Benefit Your Program

by Wendy Williamson, Director of Study Abroad, Eastern Illinois University As a study abroad director, writer, and former Peace Corps volunteer, I tend to flee from destinations that are oversaturated with gobs of tourists and study abroad students. Instead, I scout out the (a) fastest growing non-traditional destinations for study abroad and (b) undiscovered cities in traditional study abroad countries. In fact, one of the most exciting times of the year for me is now, when IIE releas...
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Help Students Transition After Study Abroad

by Tara Miller, who writes about the best online schools You may think that encouraging your students to study abroad for a semester, summer or entire year is your biggest challenge. Helping them work out complicated schedules, find a program, figure out financial aid, and build confidence to live in a foreign country are challenges that many students face before they go abroad, but the transition back to traditional American college life can also be difficult. For some students, the time...
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Change Your Campus Culture Through Your Faculty: International Faculty Lead to Internationalization

Internationalize your Institution through Faculty In most college, university, and online college communities, Internationalization means increasing international involvement and cultivating a culture of global awareness and thinking. This is accomplished by the power of majority. If the majority of our faculty, staff, and students have international experiences, then we will have accomplished our goal. This process goes deeper than sending more students abroad or adding more internationa...
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Faculty Travel – Study Abroad for Personal and Professional Growth

There are many reasons why faculty should consider travel-study abroad in their careers. First, it is personally enriching. Like students, your eyes and ears are opened to things new when you travel and teach abroad. Second, your teaching at home is substantially enhanced by your international experiences. Because your knowledge is broadened and deepened, you are better adept at getting around the narrow American view. Third, your international experiences in teaching-learning make you...
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