Best Practices

New!: Guidelines for Good Business Partnerships in Education Abroad

Be sure to check out the Forum on Education Abroad’s new Guidelines for Good Business Partnerships in Education Abroad. They are focused on business relationships between universities and providers–an area where those of us working on faculty-led programs spend a…
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Authenticity Abroad

The New York Times recently published a great essay on one student’s reflection on what it means to have an “authentic” study abroad experience: “Was My Study Abroad Experience ‘Authentic’ Enough?” Searching for authenticity in another country has always struck…
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NAFSA Resources: Developing Faculty-led Programs Using Providers as Partners

Last May at the NAFSA Annual Conference in Philadelphia, I was part of a session on Developing Short-term Faculty-led Programs with Providers as Partners. The powerpoint from that session is a great resource for any of you working with providers…
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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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