10 Things to Remember When Creating a Proposal to Lead a Program

10 things to remember when creating a program abroad
1. Create a Flexible Timeline Be sure to do research on your destination and arrange your timeline to include (or exclude) dates around holidays, cultural events or even times of unfavorable weather. 2. Set Goals  Set goals for the trip, this should include education objectives with specific points or experiences that students can take away. It helps if these goals are in line with departmental and university goals! 3. Classroom Prep When arranging accommodations for student learn...
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5 Study Abroad Goals for 2015

With 2014 behind us, now is the time to be firm in the goals of your study abroad programming for 2015. Whether you have already begun this process, finalized it, and/or are in the midst of international travel at this very moment, here are 5 considerations and examples of explicit goals that will help you to prepare for 2015: 1. Your Mission What do you want your students to get out of your study abroad program? Have you been explicit in determining exactly what your group travel should ...
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The Many Roles of a Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program Professor

The Many Roles of a Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program Professor
By Melanie Foster freelance writer higher education for education-related websites and blogs Professors who take part in their college’s faculty-led study abroad programs know that the work is both rewarding and challenging. As fun and exciting as teaching abroad is, there is nothing easy about it. This is because the faculty member is not only in charge of their classroom; they are also in charge of planning and managing an array of other extracurricular activities and overseeing the ord...
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Top 5 Technologies for Teachers

Technology and education are becoming virtually synonymous. The National Center for Education Statistics reports that 97 percent of teachers had one or more computers located in the classroom, and  Internet access was available for 93 percent of classrooms in America. The ratio of students to computers in the classroom is 5.3 to 1. Applications, smartphones, SMARTboards,  new hardware and more advanced software has driven advancement of our lesson plans, maximized our reach as a teacher, and a...
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