Planning Faculty-Led Study Abroad

The most recent Open Doors report indicates that during the 2013-2014 academic year, 62% of U.S. students who studied abroad participated in short-term study abroad programs (i.e., study abroad programs lasting for a summer term or up to eight weeks). As you might guess, many of these short-term study abroad programs are led by faculty. Although researchers have only begun to explore the organization of short-term study abroad programs and the influence of variations in this organization on ...

“There’s An App For That”

There's an app for that
Smart phones can be the greatest distraction in the classroom, but when the world becomes your classroom they can become the greatest assert of a study away experience. Here are some apps that you can download to make your program or experience aboard easier and even more organized. In Country Apps:  Apps to use after you have arrived at your destination. Where To Go Locates grocery stores, pharmacies, taxi firms, historical monuments and more in over 500 locations worldwide. Als...

Open Doors 2015

Study abroad is on the rise!
The numbers are in and they're very promising! Earlier this month the Institute of International Education released the latest installment of its annual Open Doors report on international education in the United States, reporting on both international students and scholars in the United States and U.S. students studying abroad. My focus here is on the U.S. study abroad data, but I encourage you to explore the Open Doors website for additional information about international students and scho...

Resources for Emergencies

Resources for Emergencies In light of the recent and tragic attacks in Paris, many universities, students, faculty and providers are reevaluating programs to Pais and surrounding European destinations. While decisions regarding these programs are generally being made on a case to case basis, below are some resources and advice faculty members and universities can reference. On-line Resources: When deciding whats best for your program in terms of safety, it is important to be educate...