Best Practices

Anthony Bourdain, Eating Abroad, and Cultural Connections

There’s been a lot in the news this past week about Anthony Bourdain’s respect for food and its connection to people and cultures. It makes me think about all the discussions we at Seminars have about group meals, food allergies,…
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Summer Project: Renew Faculty-led Provider Partnership

The semester is finally over, and we get a bit of time to breathe (at least, I hope you do!) and work on projects that take some time and thoughtfulness. I have been doing a lot of thinking this year…
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Want to hear from authors of NAFSA’s Short-term Programs Guide? Join us at our NAFSA session

Developing Short-Term Faculty-Led Programs with Providers as Partners Wednesday, May 30 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Contributors to the third edition of NAFSA’s Guide to Successful Short-Term Programs Abroad present insights on evolving relationships among education abroad administrators, faculty, and…
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Forum Conference Session: Business Transaction or Educational Partnership?

My friend Lisa Chieffo from the University of Delaware and I have teamed up to lead a Forum conference session on developing guidelines for the business relationship between universities and providers on faculty-led programs. I know there are many of…
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Back to School Thoughts on How to Earn Respect as an International Educator

Tony Ogden from Michigan State has recently published three interesting articles on LinkedIn on  “The Future of Education Abroad: On Establishing a Profession”. In the second of the articles, Tony lays out his aspirations for our profession: “Lest we become…
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What to Look for in a Faculty-led Provider

Faculty-led education abroad programs continue to grow in number and popularity across US institutions. Short-term programs are now 63% of all study abroad, according to the latest IIE Open Doors data. As well, the number and types of organizations offering…
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Exploring the World…

Interest in faculty-led programs is coming from all over the field these days, attesting to the prominence of the faculty-led model in study abroad. Terra Dotta has recently published a nicely written overview of the advantages of faculty-led study abroad…
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Working with a Provider: The Questions of Cost

The first question many faculty and education abroad offices ask when working with a provider is: how much will my program cost? Of course, this is an important question. Yet it’s also a question that contains within it other questions–and,…
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