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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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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