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...
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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...
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Getting to know your host city: Practical considerations

When students (and faculty!) arrive to the study abroad host city for the first time, a bit of practical orientation is in order. Giving students the opportunity to explore and get to know the host city can keep them from getting lost on the way to class, direct their attention to parts of the city that are safe, and provide them with an overview of places they may want to revisit and explore in depth. Sometimes, hiring a tour guide to show students around the city is either impossible due t...
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Cell Phones Abroad

In today's modern world the use of a cell phone is essential, especially when traveling abroad. It can be difficult to navigate and understand cell phone use and coverage abroad and it is at the very least a safety promotion to always have a working cell phone. Thus, Scott Ozaroski of DePaul University reached out to his colleagues to collect information and tips about the best way to handle the use of cell phones. Below are responses that could be helpful if you or faculty at your instituti...
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