Expand Your Digital Toolbox to Improve Education Abroad Programs

February 26, 2016 Download pdf


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. Identify challenges and best practices for using digital tools for programs and advising, from pre-departure to student collaboration, including ePortfolios and study abroad apps.

This resource will help you to:

  • Encourage student experiential learning before, during, and after their programs with challenges, assessments, and evaluations
  • Learn new techniques in engage your students while participating in online learning, virtual exchanges, or internships abroad
  • Identify which social networking and ePortfolio platforms are the right tool for connecting students with faculty, each other, and external audiences

Created for the 2015 Annual Conference in Boston, Massachusetts by:

  • Jessica Tackett, Assistant Program Officer, Cultural Vistas, New York, New York
  • Michelle Kern Hall, Assistant Director, International Internship Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin
  • William Nolting, International Center Assistant Director for Education Abroad, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Eric Singer, PhD, Associate Provost of International Studies, Goucher College International Studies, Baltimore, Maryland