Proven Approaches to Handholding When Advising First-Generation Study Abroad Students

 

Not all students are the same, so why should our advising practices be? This presentation, given at a NAFSA 2013 Annual Conference session titled "Proven Approaches to Handholding When Advising First-Generation Study Abroad," challenges the stigma of "handholding" and the one-size-fits-all model in advising students for education abroad.

Presenters Gretchen Cook-Anderson, IES Abroad, and Jessica Greenbaum, University of Colorado-Denver, cover various practical approaches to working with first-generation college students and their families that have proven impact. This presentation is helpful to anyone interested in issues of diversity and education abroad.