Tag Archive: short-term programs

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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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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Seminars International Turns 50!

We are excited to announce that Seminars International is celebrating our 50th anniversary in 2018! A lot has changed in study abroad since 1968, and some things are a constant. We are looking forward to remembering the past and thinking…
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New Data on Short-term Programs in Asia

The Asia Institute, a provider for education abroad programs in Asia, has published interesting data in its annual report on programs in Asia over the past several years. AI surveys several hundred faculty across US institutions to discover what’s new,…
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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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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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Standing Together

For the past 49 years, Seminars International has been committed to working with education abroad, alumni, performing arts groups, and faith-based groups as they teach and learn across borders. We are committed to the idea that interacting with other cultures…
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