Five Ways to Help Students Deal with Culture Shock

10 ways to deal with culture shock.
As students and travelers, we've all been there -- dreading the moment when class would end and we'd have to go back to our host family's house where nothing (absolutely nothing) was comforting or even familiar, spending hours on long-distance phone calls with our moms/dads/friends/boyfriends/girlfriends back home, crying because the internet disconnected us from our "normal" lives for even an hour, or even feeling that everything in our host country is amazing and that we never want to retu...
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The History of Study Abroad

Medieval Students, Marble Relief from the Tomb of Giovanni da Legnano, 1386 (Museo Civico, Bologna) Study abroad is at the forefront of many discussions about the state of education across the world, its goals, and its future. With the richness of experience and learning that is inherent in leaving the confines of one's home environment and experiencing a potentially very different cultural reality, it is no wonder that study abroad continues to occupy a space of increasing interest for educa...
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Boston Area Study Abroad Association (BASAA) Conference, Spring 2015

This Tuesday, April 21st, FacultyAbroad was delighted to attend the 2015 Annual Spring Conference held by the Boston Area Study Abroad Association (BASAA), hosted this year at Simmons College in Boston, MA. The Conference brought together over 120 professionals from the field of international education for a day of professional networking amidst seven engaging presentations hosted by attendees representing several U.S. educational institutions including the University of Kentucky, Babson ...
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So You Want to Run a Faculty-Led Program? Here are the 3 Things You Should Know…

As short-term faculty-led programs increase in popularity, many professors who may not have a lot of experience booking and coordinating travel are tasked with not only managing the experience abroad, but getting the group there. Here are 3 tips to make the experience of getting the group from point A to point B a little easier, which will help the group leader focus on what’s important— the experiences in-destination. You Don’t Have to Manage the Logistics of Air Travel M...
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