Education Abroad …A Pathway to Student Success. Office of International Affairs Susan Carvalho, Ph.D. Associate Provost for International Programs Anthony Ogden, Ph.D. Director, Education Abroad. January 6, 2010. Presentation Overview. Education Abroad Enrollment Trends
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Education Abroad…A Pathway to Student Success Office of International Affairs Susan Carvalho, Ph.D. Associate Provost for International Programs Anthony Ogden, Ph.D. Director, Education Abroad January 6, 2010
Presentation Overview • Education Abroad Enrollment Trends • Education Abroad Learning Outcomes • Financial Aid & Scholarships • Education Abroad Program Types at UK & Examples • Next Steps • Q&A / Discussion
US Education Abroad Trends 260,327 U.S. students studied abroad for credit during the academic year 2008/09 Source: Open Doors, 2010
Education Abroad Trends at UK 589 University of Kentucky students studied abroad in 2009/10. * Full 2009/20 Enrollment Report now available on the Education Abroad website.
What we want for our students! • Intellectual Development • Language Development • Tolerance for Ambiguity • Greater Tolerance of Difference • More Cosmopolitan Worldview • Increased International Awareness / Understanding of Global Issues • Reduced Ethnocentrism • Mindfulness & Empathy And the list goes on… What are the competencies that we want our students to develop through education abroad?
Some Learning Outcomes… Education Abroad is a pathway to… • Intercultural Learning (Vande Berg, Connor-Linton, & Paige, 2009) • Language Development (Kinginger, 2009) • Global Citizenship (Braskamp, Braskamp, and Merrill, 2009) • Civic Engagement (Paige, Stallman, & Josić, 2008). • Academic Development (Ogden, 2010) • Employability (Trooboff, Vande Berg, & Rayman, 2007) • Student Retention & Academic Success (Sutton & Rubin, 2010) • Internationally-Oriented Careers (Dwyer, 2005)
Your Next Steps… • Ensure that international education is prominent on your website, in your social media, and in other forms of communication with students. • Make sure there are visuals in your office that would encourage students to inquire about international education opportunities. • Appoint a liaison in your area to Education Abroad. • Schedule a presentation/discussion on • international education programming • for your team. We’d love to attend! • Take a field trip to Bradley Hall. • We’ll provide the coffee! • What else can be done immediately?
Students’ First Steps… • Attend a First Steps session. • Mondays & Tuesdays, 4-5pm • Wednesdays & Thursdays, 3-4pm • Research Financial Aid & Scholarships. • Monthly Information Session (January 24th) • Meet with a Peer Advisor. • Students available everyday 10-4pm in 315 Bradley Hall • Meet with an Education Abroad Advisor • Make appointments through our website. • Summer & Fall 2011 Deadlines • EA Scholarships - March 1 • EA Program Applications - April 1
It makes a real difference… “My eyes were opened, but moreover, my heart and mind were opened. I see the world from a new perspective, a much more worldly one.” “I have just finished many of my interviews. Time and time again, I was surprised that employers would not begin the interview by congratulating me on my high grades, my academic accolades, or my leadership positions in student organizations, but they were most interested in my semester abroad. Not only was my semester abroad my most enjoyable, meaningful experience in college, but it has also proven to be the experience most important to my professional career.”
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