Tag Archive: faculty-led programs

COMPASS Newsletter, Fall/Winter 2016 Issue

Happy Thanksgiving to all. As you look ahead to next year’s programs, we hope you will find this issue of the Seminars International newsletter helpful. Our focus on planning for this issue is a look back to how planning for…
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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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Faculty-led Program Research: Asia Institute Short-Term Programs Report 2016

As a new academic year gets off the ground, it’s interesting to read some of the trends and highlights of faculty-led programs in Asia from Asia Institute’s Short-Term Programs Report. The Asia Institute is a program provider for faculty-led courses…
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Study Abroad and Employability: Do Students Understand it?

Martin Tillman of Global Career Compass has posted an intriguing essay on the question of a lack of student understanding regarding the links between study abroad experiences and employability. I have colleagues who have been discussing this topic with students…
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Closing the Study Abroad Divide: Part II

Back in January, we featured three guest posts from Bradley Feuling, Chairman and CEO of The Asia Institute, based in Shanghai, China. As their work with US colleges and universities expands, Brad is delving deeper into the reasons some university…
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Re-thinking the term “third-party provider”

You may have already read the brief written by Tony Ogden (now at Michigan State University) and published by AIEA last summer. However, if you haven’t, just below is an excerpt that contains interesting thoughts about working with organizations that…
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To include or not to include?: focusing on academics in short-term programs

I spent some time this winter traveling with some of our faculty-led programs. It was quite interesting to experience the programs on-site after spending time planning them on paper. I learned a lot about many aspects of the programs, but…
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Group Airfare: Pros and Cons

Air arrangements are a key component of any faculty-led education abroad program. Like other aspects of program logistics, it’s worth thinking through how airfare contributes not only to program cost but also how it may affect individual student experiences and…
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