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On the Same Team: Study Abroad, Student -Athlete Support Services, Department of Athletics and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Grace Johnson, Director of Study Abroad David Graham, PhD, Assistant Provost and Director for Student-Athlete Success

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On the Same Team:Study Abroad, Student-Athlete Support Services, Department of Athletics and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Grace Johnson, Director of Study Abroad

David Graham, PhD, Assistant Provost and Director for Student-Athlete Success

Robert Bennett III, PhD, Special Assistant to the Associate Provost

James Moore III, PhD, Associate Provost for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion

overview
Overview
  • Discuss issues surrounding student athletes and access to education abroad opportunities
  • Share campus strategies to initiate and sustain access through university-wide collaboration
    • Study Abroad Office
    • Student Athlete Support Services Office
    • Department of Athletics
    • Office of Diversity and Inclusion
role of athletics in higher education
Role of athletics in higher education
  • “Character, motivation, endurance…”
  • Enhance the educational experience
  • Campus spirit
  • Draw attention to the university
    • Financial incentives
purpose of study abroad in higher education
Purpose of study abroad in higher education
  • Expand worldview
  • Language development
  • Self-identity; personal growth
  • Employment opportunities
  • Improved academic outcomes
  • Problem solving
  • Relationship building
why improve student athlete access to study abroad
Why improve student-athlete access to study abroad?
  • They are students too! “I am more than just a uniform and helmet…” Applicant for 2014 Buckeyes Abroad Scholarship
  • Student-athletes bring unique perspectives and skill sets to study abroad
  • Provides opportunity to participate in and contribute to university initiatives beyond the playing field
  • Development of global competencies
    • Ability to work effectively in international settings
    • Awareness of and adaptability to diverse cultures, perspectives and approaches
    • Familiarity with major currents of global change and the issues they raise
    • Effective communication skills that can cross cultural and linguistic boundaries
    • Comprehension of the international dimensions of your field of study
obstacles
Obstacles
  • Lack of appropriate study abroad opportunities
  • Lack of awareness/interest in student-athlete community
  • Administrative/compliance
    • Buy-in from coaches
    • Time commitment
      • Keeping fitness level
      • Facilities
    • Finances
    • Campus environment
      • Limitations
the ohio state m odel
The Ohio State model
  • Dedicated funding and concentrated, on-going interdepartmental collaboration and communication
  • Focused promotion and recruitment
  • Integrated application process and selection
  • Student-Athlete ‘point’ person in the Study Abroad Office and ODI
  • Take advantage of current opportunities: May Session
  • Clear and consistent communication of Athletics expectations for Student-Athletes
  • Flexibility
buckeyes go i nternational
Buckeyes go international
  • “As a business major I am interested to see how Brazil’s business customs are different from our own. As our world becomes more globalized, it is valuable to learn that not all cultures practice business in the same manner.”Jeff Michael, men’s ice hockey
  • “I’ve never been anywhere in the Middle East and though it would be a great chance to experience cultures that I’ve never been exposed to.”Sophia Pifer, field hockey
  • “I think this experience will help me be able to work with different types of people of different types of backgrounds. It will also show future employers that I am able to work in diverse and busy situations.”Ashley Adams, women’s basketball
buckeyes go i nternational1
Buckeyes go international
  • Blogs
  • Overview of trips
  • The meaning for student athletes
student athlete study a broad a mbassadors
Student-athlete study abroad ambassadors
  • Promote the need to study abroad
  • Explain the value of study abroad
  • Discuss scholarship opportunities
so what now
So what now?
  • Future of the relationship between Study Abroad, SASSO, and ODI
  • Efforts to accommodate more student athletes
  • What happens if the dedicated scholarship funding for Student-Athletes no longer exists?
  • Need to have dedicated page for student-athletes on the study abroad website
discussion
Discussion
  • What barriers exist at your school? What can you do to overcome these barriers?
  • Are there ways to provide education abroad opportunities for student athletes despite the obstacles?
  • Would the Ohio State model work at your home institution?
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Questions?

  • Visit oia.osu.edu