Resources for Institutional Management of Study Abroad

August 29, 2013

A Companion page to NAFSA's Report:
Strengthening Study Abroad: Recommendations for Effective Institutional Management


NAFSA's recently published report, Strengthening Study Abroad: Recommendations for Effective Institutional Management, outlined 14 criteria in four major areas.

The items listed below are examples to illustrate the application of the criteria listed in the report in a variety of institutions, and were provided by various international educators. They serve as an enhancement to the report, and should be reviewed in that context.

Please note that inclusion on this list does not imply endorsement on the part of NAFSA or the task force members. To contribute a sample of your campus' approach to one of the areas listed below, send us an e-mail.


Categories


General Sites


Establishing Institutional Commitment

Integrating study abroad into institutional mission
Arcadia University: Center for Education Abroad - Our Mission
Indiana University: New Strategic Plan
San Francisco State University: Strategic Plan
Financing study abroad
University of Texas at Austin: Funding Education Abroad through Student Fees
Integration into the curriculum
Arcadia University: Pathways to Study Abroad
Claremont McKenna College: Options are integrated into the course catalog; example here is for a Psych major (89kbIcon PDF 16)
Indiana University: Overseas Study by Major
University of Minnesota: Study Abroad Options Accessible by Major
Diversity/access to study abroad
Indiana University: Diversity
University of Minnesota: Access Abroad
Process for selecting/approving programs
Claremont McKenna College: Petitioning the Off-Campus Study Committee
Claremont McKenna College: Off-Campus Study Committee (152kb Icon PDF 16) - dash; see p. 53
Indiana University: Overseas Study Advisory Council and New Program Proposals
San Francisco State University: Faculty Resources - Establishing an Overseas/Partner Program
University of Minnesota: Outside Programs


Building Infrastructure for Study Abroad

Course approval process
Claremont McKenna College: Study Abroad: Courses, Credits, Grades
Indiana University: Office of Overseas Study - Summary of Academic Policies and Procedures
University of Minnesota: Study Abroad in Your Major
Credit transfer policies
Arcadia University: Undergraduate Academic Policies and Regulations (see link to Study Abroad)
Claremont McKenna College: Study Abroad: Courses, Credits, Grades
Indiana University: 7 Steps to Studying on a Non-IU Program
San Francisco State University: SFSU Bilateral Study Abroad Participants Guide (355kb Icon PDF 16)
University of Minnesota: Undergraduate Credit Transfer for Outside Programs
Health and safety policies and procedures
Arcadia University: Arcadia's Commitment to Health and Safety
Claremont McKenna College: Information for Families
Claremont McKenna College: A Pre-Departure Guide to Living Overseas
Indiana University: Responsible Study Abroad - Safety and Responsibility Guidelines
Indiana University: Policy on Study Abroad in Countries Under Travel Warning
San Francisco State University: SFSU Bilateral Study Abroad Participants Guide (355kb Icon PDF 16)
University of Minnesota: Health and Safety


Providing Adequate Resources

Attracting and retaining experienced study abroad leadership
NAFSA's Statement of Professional Competencies (see "Education Abroad" specialization)
Financial aid policies and fundraising
Arcadia University: Scholarships and Financial Aid
Indiana University: Financial Aid & Study Abroad
NASFAA: Guidance on Cost of Attendance for Study Abroad (Title IV)
San Francisco State University: Scholarships & Financing
University of Minnesota: Financial Planning for Study Abroad


Clarity and Accountability

Conflict of interest: general
California State University: Third-Party Program Provider Study Abroad and Administrative Guidelines (136kb Icon PDF 16)
Conflict of interest: scholarships
University of Minnesota: Scholarship Development