Tag Archive: short-term programs

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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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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Travel Insurance – Worth Considering Again

Continued terrorist attacks abroad raise fears and bring up the issue of travel insurance–what is it, what does it cover, and is it worth it?  All good questions, and worth researching to be able to advise students and their families….
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“New” Risk Management Resources for Education Abroad

We all know the saying “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” This runs true even in education abroad. A few weeks ago, when NAFSA announced the free publication of two resources entitled “When a Reporter Calls”…
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