Tag Archive: academic quality

400th Anniversary of the Mayflower Voyage

Anyone remembering their American history knows that after a harrowing voyage from England, the Pilgrims arrived in November 1620 on the tip of Cape Cod in what is now Massachusetts. There they established one of the first permanent British settlements…
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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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Second Languages: Skills or Cross-Cultural Learning?

A task force at Princeton University has put forward an interesting proposal to change its general education requirements: all students would have to take at least one or two semesters of a foreign language, regardless of previous study. No-one could…
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Teaching Against Islamophobia

I have written several posts over the last year about safety and terrorism–both subjects never far from the thoughts of international educators these days. But there are other ways to approach the issue of terrorism, and this recent article from…
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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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