Supporting Undocumented Students

Although studying abroad during college may be a feat for many students given time and cost considerations, there is one student population that encounters even more formidable barriers to study abroad -- students who are DACA recipients. In this post, you'll find a general overview of what DACA is, information about the extra steps these students must take in order to study abroad, as well as resources for more information about how to support these students. It is important to note that th...
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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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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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Partnerships in Study Abroad: Pros & Cons of Customized Program Providers

Instead of doing everything on your own, you may wish to find a customized program provider to assist you in developing your faculty-led study abroad program. Basically, you tell the provider what you want/need and they do the leg work, give you a price per student, and help with program marketing and other forms of support. The pros are many. Mostly, you don't get bogged down in program logistics and can focus on your teaching. Also, many providers don't charge you a penny if your pr...
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