The Impact of Local Current Events on Your Study Abroad Program

We all know that study abroad programs can be extremely rewarding, both for students and for faculty. There is so much to be said for the distinctive quality of immersing oneself in the actual surroundings where an historic event took place, or to take part in a cultural celebration firsthand; the connection is deeper once we ourselves journey outside of the textbook (or tablet), and directly into the context. It is important to remember, as we prepare to take on such a journey, that e...
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Facultyled.com becomes FacultyAbroad.com

Dear Colleagues, Greetings! I'm writing to let you know that this past April, the domain Facultyled.com was acquired by another company. If you linked to Facultyled.com, please adjust the domain to facultyabroad.com; the rest of the URL should be the same. We urge you to check your website and make this change as soon as possible since many colleges and universities did have links in. It would be nice if we could automate this process, but unfortunately, that's not possible even in 2014. F...
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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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