New to Management in Education Abroad? Tips for Making the Move Smoothly

February 26, 2016 Download pdf


Many education abroad professionals move into management positions with little formal preparation. The accompanied resources introduce four education abroad directors, all relatively new to their positions. Outlined in the presentation are the current frustrations, challenges and successes of education abroad managers across the country face. These tools will help you know what to expect and how to prepare for it. Whether new to the management profession or aspiring to advance later in their careers, take a look at see what makes transitioning into your new role a smooth one.

This resource will help you to:

  • Establish the steps to develop an office strategy: drafting a strategy, articulating the strategy, monitoring and following up.
  • Navigate an institutional infrastructure and culture in order to maintain relationships and seek mentoring opportunities.
  • Recruit and build an effective team and identifying a framework to appropriately approach management goals and objectives.

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Created for the 2015 Annual Conference in Boston, Massachusetts by:

  • Amanda Kelso, EdD, Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Duke University
  • Nick J. Gozik, PhD, Director of International Programs, Boston College
  • Kirsten McKinney, Director of International Programs, Hollins University
  • Lorien Romito, Director, Education Abroad, Babson College