Author Archive: Catherine

Ethical Service-Learning: Are you practicing it?

Last week, I attended an interesting session at the NAFSA Region IV conference in Des Moines, Iowa, on the subject of ethical service-learning abroad. Service-learning is such a trend at the moment. We have inculcated the current generation of students…
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Providers: A Key Resource

The most recent issue of the Seminars International newsletter Compact has just been published. We are highlighting the concept of resourcefulness–a skill all education abroad professionals possess! In particular, we focus on how providers can add to your resources–when you…
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Volunteering Abroad: Relationships Matter

Volunteering abroad, particularly volunteering on a short-term basis, has long been a subject of discussion in the study abroad community.  The practice is on the increase yet questions and controversy abound. It is helpful to the organizations and people on-site?…
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Best Practices for Faculty-led Courses – NAFSA’s International Educator Weighs In

NAFSA’s new issue of International Educator includes an article on “Best Practices for Short-Term Faculty-Led Programs Abroad.” It’s a well-done, comprehensive article–touching on all aspects of developing and administering faculty-led programs. After years of being part of a consortium for…
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