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2103 UA Winter Teaching Symposium Study Abroad: How Do I Get Started?. DeDe Long, Director of Study Abroad and International Exchange Fran Hagstrom, Head of Dept. of Rehabilitation, Human Resources and Communication Disorders

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2103 ua winter teaching symposium study abroad how do i get started

2103 UA Winter Teaching SymposiumStudy Abroad: How Do I Get Started?

DeDe Long, Director of Study Abroad and International Exchange

Fran Hagstrom, Head of Dept. of Rehabilitation, Human Resources and Communication Disorders

Daniel Levine, Professor of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures


Session outline

Session Outline

  • Introductions

  • Distribution of cards for questions

  • Brief overview of Study Abroad/Exchange

    Graduate School and International Education (GSIE)

    Current Study Abroad Enrollment

    Program Models

  • Considerations/Tips/Best Advice

  • Group Discussion


Graduate school and international education gsie

Graduate School and International Education (GSIE)

Todd Shields, Dean

Patricia Koski, Associate Dean

International Education Reporting Units:

  • Office of Study Abroad and International Exchange (STAB)

  • Office of International Students and Scholars (ISS)

  • International Admissions and Recruitment (IAO)

  • Sponsored Student Programs (SSP)

  • Spring International Language Center* (SILC)

    * affiliated


2103 ua winter teaching symposium study abroad how do i get started

Office of Study Abroad and Int’l Exchange

722 W. Maple St. (479) 575-7582

http://studyabroad.uark.edu

Meredith McKee – Coordinator of Faculty-led Short-term Programs

Laura Moix – Coordinator of Exchange Programs, Rome Center, Webmaster

DeDe Long - Director

Sara Malloy – Coordinator of Outreach and Affiliated Programs

Jinny Lowe – Office Manager

Ginger McKinney – Secretary


Proposed international education advisory council ieac

Proposed: International Education Advisory Council (IEAC)

Consistent with GSIE strategic planning and recent external evaluation, proposal for a new International Education Advisory Council (IEAC) has been approved.

To be…

  • Chaired by the Dean of the Graduate School and International Education (GSIE)

  • Coordinated by the Director of Study Abroad and International Exchange

  • Empowered to review and approve all proposals for programs involving University students, staff or faculty travelling outside of the U.S.

  • Responsible for recommending to the Provost academic policy for all education abroad activities.


Current study abroad participation

Current Study Abroad Participation

Fall 2011 – Summer 2012

Semester/YearShort Term/SummerTotal

AFLS 535 40

ARCH3723 60

ARSC75 189 264

EDUC 3 31 34

ENGR 551 56

LAW 1 7 8

WCOB 32110146

Total158 446 604

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 604


2103 ua winter teaching symposium study abroad how do i get started

Fall 2011 – Summer 2012

Semester/year: 26% Short Term/Summer: 74%

Female: 60% Male: 40%Non-Caucasian: 18%

Total Enrolled (self-reported) in Honors College: 45%

Enrollment in UA administered programs: 65% (faculty-led, Rome Center, exchange)

Total Countries: 43

Top Destinations: Italy, Spain, England, Belize, Ghana

Argentina 4Ecuador 1Netherlands 1

Australia 8Egypt9New Zealand 3

Austria 8France23Norway 1

Belgium 15Germany16Peru22

Belize53Ghana28Russia 1

Brazil9Greece 2Rwanda 1

Chile 2India25Scotland11

China17Ireland 9South Africa 2

Costa Rica15Italy84South Korea 4

Cuba 1Japan27Spain75

Cyprus8Jordan 3Sweden20

Czech Republic 5Morocco 1Taiwan 4

Denmark 4Mozambique 11Tanzania13

England47Multi-Europe 9Turks & Caicos Island 1 (faculty-led program destinations noted)Turkey 1


Program models

Program Models

U of A Faculty-led Short-term programs

  • Administered through the Office of Study Abroad

  • Offered as part of Summer Session I or II

  • More than 50% of contact hours are outside of the U.S. (i.e. 2 weeks on-campus/3 weeks in-country)

  • Faculty Compensation: summer school salary (based on minimum enrollments set by College)

  • Programs are intended to be self-sustaining: costs covered by student tuition and program fees

  • 3-6 credit hours (students need 6 hours in summer to qualify for study abroad scholarships)


2103 ua winter teaching symposium study abroad how do i get started

Additional Faculty-led models:

  • Intersession Programs (3 credits)

  • Rome Summer Campus

  • Spring Break /Capstone Experiences

    Other:

    Reciprocal Student Exchange Programs

    Affiliation with Other Program Providers

    Research Collaboration


Considerations when leading a study abroad program

Considerations when leading a study abroad program

Academic (learning outcomes)

Health and Safety

Legal (risk management and liability)

Fiscal (accounting, group travel policies)

Student Recruitment

Program Assessment


Tips u of a faculty led programs

Tips: U of A Faculty-led programs

  • PLAN AHEAD (planning for programs offered in 2014 should begin now)

  • Obtain support from your chair and dean early on

  • Meet with study abroad director early on to discuss program ideas

  • You are the expert – knowledge of the host country is expected

  • Recruiting students is harder than you think

  • Expect to be available to students 24/7 throughout the program


2103 ua winter teaching symposium study abroad how do i get started

Advise and Comments from Faculty Leaders

Group Discussion

Thank you!

DeDe [email protected]

Fran [email protected]

Daniel [email protected]


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