The Importance of Data: Connect Program Search to Program Evaluation

Greetings to everyone. This post is directed to study abroad offices and program providers, but also to faculty who are interested in promoting their programs and managing the program evaluation process all in the same place. If your study abroad office is using Terra Dotta, then you probably don't have a programs directory with reviews. This means that students must first find a program on your website and then go to Abroad 101 or Ratemystudyabroad.com to see if they can find the program...
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Commercialization of Study Abroad

You've probably heard a lot about internationalization, globalization, but have you heard about commercialiZATION? That's right, the commercialization of study abroad. We all know what it is, but we don't talk about it. As you can probably tell from the subject of this post, my hope is to open a discussion on how it impacts education. I started working in the field around the year 2000, after spending four years in the Peace Corps, Cameroon and Ecuador, and finishing my MA degree in Michi...
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Going to College Abroad

For those of us who want to give students an edge, we need to do more than just encourage them to go to college and do well.  We need to consider creative and non-traditional options that keep up with the times and trends. Going to college abroad is the path I chose. This is not the same as "study" abroad, which is usually only a few weeks to a semester. College abroad involves living in a foreign country for a year or longer and pursuing a degree. After finishing my bachelor’s degree at Knox...
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Study Abroad Capstone links Integrative Learning and Undergraduate Learning Goals

Beginning in Fall 2013, Study Abroad at Eastern Illinois University will be linked to our university-wide integrative learning mission and the four undergraduate learning goals of the institution, and will be fully integrated into our general education curriculum. We are doing this by giving students the option of taking the following one-credit capstone course (prerequisite: successful completion of an approved study abroad program and 75 hours) en lieu of the otherwise required Senior Semi...
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