Contributing to Comprehensive Internationalization

Resources for education abroad professionals who advise students on opportunities above and beyond EA; advocate for the shared goals of international education; analyze EA data to support internationalization at institution/organization; and facilitate collaboration on campus among international units and non-international offices.

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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
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
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
Realigning Partnerships Between Higher Education Institutions and International Education Organizations

Due to the proliferation of provider organizations working in the industry of U.S. education abroad, it has become incredibly challenging for even the most experienced education abroad professional to differentiate organizations and to determine with whom to partner. Long-standing affiliations

Oct 25, 2016
Changing Perceptions: Developing Education Abroad Marketing Strategies for Underrepresented Students

Designing marketing materials to appeal to diverse groups on campus is the first step to increasing underrepresented student populations’ participation in Education Abroad.

Sep 16, 2016
Building Successful Collaborations Between Study Abroad and Multicultural Offices

Developing a strong relationship with your campus multicultural affairs office can help education abroad professionals reach diverse students and strengthen campus support for both offices. This collegial conversation will explore what this collaborative relationship looks like on two different campuses

Aug 23, 2016
Academic Frameworks for Internships and Service Programs

As more students seek to maximize the career value of study abroad by pursuing international internship and service-learning programs, the need for establishing an academic framework for these types of programs has become increasingly apparent. Join us for a collegial

Jul 13, 2016
Recruiting for Staff Diversity

Institutions and providers deal with complex issues involving credit transfers, institutional policies, differences in contact hours and curricular standing, and questions of regional/national/disciplinary accreditation on a daily basis. Educators must work to align these issues with student expectations and the

Mar 21, 2016
How to Publish in International Education: Perspectives from Editors

A resource for those interested in publishing in international education, including an overview of past and future topics, and mistakes to avoid.

Feb 26, 2016
Career Development and Education Abroad: Offices in Collaboration Integrating career development can, and should, happen throughout the education abroad process. This resource will guide advisers in developing strategic re-entry programs or managing sessions that can contribute to the internationalization among students and successful partnerships between career and study abroad offices. Through this learned collaboration students will begin to reflect and identify key transferable skills from their trip abroad whether it be volunteering, interning, working, or study abroad. Feb 26, 2016
From Student Mobility to Comprehensive Internationalization: How EA Professionals Contribute to the Discussion

Education abroad leaders are increasingly asked to make significant contributions to comprehensive internationalization. At the same time, those leaders recognize that, although study abroad contributes to individual student learning and development, additional thought and work is needed to contribute to the larger goals of comprehensive internationalization for the institution as a whole.

Sep 16, 2015
Data Acquisition and Analysis: A Practitioner's Conversation

All study abroad offices use data. How your data is acquired, where it is kept and how you access and analyze it has broad implications for how useful the data is to your office and how readily you can present

Jul 02, 2015
NAFSA Strategic Retreat Preview with Neriko Doerr

The NAFSA Strategic Retreat for Education Abroad Leaders is a groundbreaking new offering with a cutting-edge format designed to provide directors, deans, faculty, and experienced education abroad (EA) professionals the opportunity to think profoundly, strategically, and creatively about their work.

Jun 30, 2015
Examples for Incorporating Returning Study Abroad Students into ISSS Programming

Among the sixteen examples provided in this member-generated resource are: coffee hours, peer mentor programs, ambassador programs, and much more. Also included is a short bibliography of other NAFSA resources that are similar in scope.

Feb 24, 2014
Involving Faculty in the Process of Developing Assessment Tools and Engaging in the Process of Assessing Students’ Intercultural Competence

Following the 2013 NAFSA Annual Conference session titled “Involving Faculty in the Process of Assessing Students’ Intercultural Competence” presented by Diana Yefanova and Rhiannon Williams of the University of Minnesota, this resource provides an assessment framework and two cases of engaging faculty in the intercultural competence assessment process.

Sep 04, 2013
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