Tag Archive: program quality

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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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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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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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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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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