Finding Efficiencies in Education Abroad: Common Processes and Resources


Process mapping is often overlooked because education abroad professionals are overwhelmed with more pressing tasks, aren’t aware or its advantages, or just aren’t sure how to begin. This presentation will help you learn how to map out a process to streamline the day to day tasks and application cycles within your office. Working as a team on process mapping is an opportunity to discuss common topics, share best practices, and gain an understanding of the interconnectedness of your work. We can’t “make” time so learn to be more efficient to “save” time!

This resource will help you to:

  • Identify challenges or inefficiencies with processes (applications, approvals, etc) in your office.
  • Learn how to remove barriers, eliminate redundancies and make improvements to your office’s processes
  • Develop process maps to easily share new or updated processes with new staff, students, faculty or any other constituent.

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Created for the 2016 Annual Conference in Denver, Colorado by:

  • Cindy Kraft, Study Abroad University of Colorado-Boulder
  • Stacey Hansen, International Studies Office University of Virginia
  • Brook Blahnik, Learning Abroad Center University of Minnesota