Developing and Managing Programs

Resources for education abroad professionals who develop a diverse portfolio of programs; develop and/or manage programs, including budgets, logistics, institutional policies, legal liabilities, risk management; and develop guidelines and a plan for promotion and marketing of EA programs at institutions, in partnership with providers and host institutions; and create strategies to expand institutional capacity by increasing EA program development.

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Developing Short-Term Faculty-Led Programs with Providers as Partners

Contributors to the third edition of NAFSA’s Guide to Successful Short-Term Programs Abroad present insights on evolving relationships among education abroad administrators, faculty, and providers. During their presentation at the NAFSA 2018 Annual Conference, the presenters examined these complex relationships among education abroad administrators, faculty, and providers selection criteria, and healthy partnerships from a provider perspective.

Nov 13, 2018
Managing Education Abroad Fears with Effective Communication

In this NAFSA e-Learning Seminar, presenters will discuss managing perception versus reality, creating a proactive communication plan that addresses stakeholder concerns, and best practices for preparing your office to manage crisis communication.

Nov 02, 2018
Italian Barile Law

The law known as “Barile Law” has been the subject of discussion for many education abroad professionals. What is the Barile Law? What are the standards for compliance for U.S. institutions? Working with a translation firm, NAFSA provides below a translation of the law which professionals may use or share with their legal counsel.

Jun 13, 2018
Improved Consular Safety and Security Messaging

Improved Consular Safety and Security Messaging Summary In late November 2017, the U.S. Department of State announced upcoming changes to consular safety and security messaging, most notably, the elimination of Travel Warning and Travel Alert terminology. The new safety and security messaging is intended to b

Jan 11, 2018
Create Community and Expand Education Abroad through the Consortium Model

Consortiums provide collective avenues of support, resources, and services to its members. In education abroad, this especially relates to designing collaborative programs for which individual universities would not be able to fill on their own. With consortium programs, like minded

Dec 19, 2017
Government Connection: Improved Consular Safety and Security Messaging

International safety and security for students, faculty, and staff traveling abroad is a top priority for all U.S. colleges and universities many of whom base their programming and travel policies on safety information issued by the U.S. Department of State. With the announcement of a new leveled Travel Advisory system, institutions across the United States may need to review and revise their travel policies.

Dec 12, 2017
Athletic Department Collaboration to Expand Student-Athlete Education Abroad

On many campuses, student-athletes are an underserved population within the realm of education abroad. Understanding your athletic department’s philosophy and goals as well as the rules governing them is important to determine appropriate study abroad program models for student-athletes. These

Oct 17, 2017
Supporting Students Abroad in a World of Microaggressions

A microaggression is defined as a subtle but offensive comment or action directed at a minority or other nondominant group that is often unintentional or unconsciously reinforces a stereotype. In recent years, many universities have sought to raise awareness among

Aug 15, 2017
Ethical and Sustainable Service Learning for Education Abroad

2017-10-04 3:00-4:30 p.m. (EDT) e-Learning Seminar $129 (member) $179 (nonmember) 2017-10-04 Register now Online As the demand for meaningful, service-oriented study abroad experiences rises, so does the potential for ethical missteps. Education Abroad offices need

Jun 15, 2017
Crisis Management for Education Abroad

The complexities of the education field require ongoing training on risk management considerations. Whether a crisis affects large groups of traveling students or a single person abroad, Crisis Management for Education Abroad, will help you build core competencies in crisis management and risk assessment

Mar 30, 2017
Maximizing Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs at Community College

Developing faculty led study abroad programs in the community college setting carries its own set of challenges. Gaining administrative buy-in, developing programs that aren’t cost prohibitive, and recruiting students to participate in these programs are not challenges unique to community

Jan 03, 2017
Preparing to Study Abroad: Learning How to Navigate Academic Accommodations

A resource based on the Collegial Conversation held on November 10, 2016 While students may have established academic accommodations at their U.S. institutions, when they choose to study abroad they also choose to accept the challenge of studying in a

Dec 13, 2016
Prioritizing Fire Safety for Education Abroad Programs

There is much attention paid to health and safety on education abroad programs, however not much that specifically applies to fire safety abroad. Even modern European cities, which are often the most popular study abroad destinations, often have fire safety

Dec 07, 2016
Government Connection: Overseas Citizens Services

Join the Government Connection on December 13 at 2:00 p.m. EST to hear directly from Overseas Citizen Services representatives with the U.S. Department of State. They will share what services are available to you and your students before, during, and

Nov 21, 2016
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

Nov 07, 2016
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