Men vs. Women in International Education Leadership, Part I

A few months ago, I had the opportunity to hear a wonderful plenary speaker at the Forum on Education Abroad conference in Charlotte, North Carolina. Linda Tarr-Whelan is a former Ambassador, Demos Distinguished Senior Fellow, and Director of the Women’s Leadership Initiative. She speaks on a topic near and dear to my heart, the importance of women’s advancement to communities, companies, our country, and the world. For more information, I highly recommend her book Women Lead the Way: Your G...
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Study Abroad Research – Brazil

At the end of last year, I conducted a survey on Latin America Study Abroad.  It wasn’t until later that I realized the survey questions were slanted towards Spanish language and culture and inadvertently omitted Portuguese language and culture. My apologies. To remove the big question mark that remained after analyzing the results, and to correct my omission, I conducted a follow-up survey with the original respondents who indicated they sent students to Brazil. Sixteen out of twenty-...
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The History of Faculty-led Study Abroad

by Wendy Williamson, Director of Study Abroad, Eastern Illinois University When overseas travel became more accessible through advanced technology, infrastructure, and communication, and tourism boomed as an industry, study abroad at US colleges and universities was born. Within a larger context of adventure and tourism, travel opportunities began not for students to earn academic credit, but for the entire university community to ensue personal edification. In his book, A History of US S...
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Study Abroad Books for your Students

Looking for quality study abroad books for your students? Browse this collection, available from Amazon.com. A percentage of your purchase will help support this website. Please also leave comments with additional resources that you believe are helpful for those interested in study abroad. “Study Abroad 101by Wendy Williamson is a brilliantly conceived and expertly presented introduction providing specific, concise, informed and informative answers to 101 direct questions about s...
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