Resources for professionals who prepare for predeparture orientation sessions; develop and communicate goals and objectives for predeparture orientation, reentry, and other related seminars and workshops; provide orientation/training to faculty leaders, resident directors, and other on-site staff of EA programs.

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Tech Enhanced Predeparture Orientation

Tech enhanced pre-departure orientation can bring a lot of benefits to your staff and your students. However, implementation can be a drain on staff time and office resources. Use this resource to help you weigh the strengths and challenges of tech enhanced pre-departure orientation and determine if it’s a good fit for your campus. These resources will help you to: Integrate tech enhanced pre-departure orientation on your campus Identify appropriate considerations before implementation Outline objectives for your campus of tech enhanced pre-departure orientation View the presentation slides Created for the 2017 Annual Conference in Los Angeles, California by: Zack Klim, New York University Brian Brubaker, Pennsylvania State University Elsa Maxwell, CIEE

Dec 14, 2017
Effective Communication and Planning With Parents

2017-03-02 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. (EST) e-Learning Seminar $129 (member) $179 (nonmember) 2017-03-02 Register now Today’s student is accustomed to increased family involvement and interaction. These young adults often depend on their families for advice, guidance, and

Dec 13, 2016
Intercultural Activity Toolkit

Activities that can be used by international educators with the goal of internationalizing the campus. Activity sizes range from person-to-person to campus-wide.

Jun 28, 2016
DACA and Education Abroad: Navigating the Regulations Pursuant to a June 15, 2012 memorandum issued by the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, individuals who came to the United States before they were 16 years of age and meet certain criteria may be considered for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status. Like many of their peers in higher education, these undocumented students are also interested in studying abroad. Mar 04, 2016
Expand Your Digital Toolbox to Improve Education Abroad Programs Social media networks are the go-to resource for many Millennials and in order for Education Abroad Professionals to develop content for marketing and outreach they have to keep up with those innovative technologies. When your student is abroad how do you continue to engage with them? This resource lists ways to assist you in learning how to use the rapidly evolving array of virtual programming tools to enhance student learning in experiential education programs. Feb 26, 2016
Not Just Life-Changing! Helping U.S. Students Articulate Skills Garnered During Study Abroad

When students return from their “life-changing” programs abroad, it is oftentimes hard for them to articulate their experience beyond, “It was awesome!” or “I made so many new friends!” This resource is designed to help education abroad professionals encourage their

Dec 17, 2015
Education Abroad Advising

Education abroad is an evolving field. The adviser is required to support a wide variety of student needs throughout their education abroad experience. This six week, self-paced course guides you through the demands often faced throughout the education abroad cycle, providing you with best practices, and tools to use

Oct 30, 2015
Gaining an Edge with Education Abroad: Articulating the International Experience

Students learn skills while abroad that give them a competitive edge in the job market. However, if they cannot succinctly and effectively articulate what they gained from an international experience, employers will fail to see the benefits derived from education abroad.

Jan 07, 2015
Education Abroad and the FBI’s Academic Alliance Program This resource is a compilation of recommendations from members of the NAFSA EA KC Health and Safety Subcommittee in response to questions about how to respond when approached by FBI with a request to show the 2013 ‘Game of Pawns’ video to students during pre-departure orientation. Aug 28, 2013
AIFS Student Guide to Study Abroad & Career Development The goal of this Guide is to provide students with a framework to understand the impact and added value of study abroad for their career development. Regardless of duration or destination, we believe students will benefit from considering the career implications of their decision to study abroad. Jan 31, 2012
Icebreakers and Activities Overview of suggested ice-breakers and culture-related activities for use at pre-departure orientations or other study abroad events. Compiled by the University of Maryland. Aug 24, 2011
Live Collegial Conversation: Addressing Sex and Sexuality in Predeparture and On-site Orientations As a follow-up to the NAFSA webinar on Addressing Sex and Sexuality in Predeparture and On-site Orientations, Melissa Chambers, Stephen Ferst, and Paige Weting participated in a live collegial conversation on June 30. Education Abroad Network Leader Mandy Reinig facilitated the virtual discussion. Jun 22, 2010
Student Conduct Records and Permission to Study Abroad

A resource, developed by The Education Abroad Subcommittee on Health and Safety, to help international educators create sound, study abroad pre-departure participation policies.

Dec 01, 2009
Organized Online Discussion 5-5-09 - AREA Network

A transcript for an organized discussion on the topic of re-entry programs for students returning from study abroad programs.

May 19, 2009
Games for International Education Week

This document contains a few different games that may be useful as International Education Week activities.

Jul 16, 2007
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