International Perspectives on Preparing and Supporting U.S. Students for Education Abroad

January 23, 2019 Download pdf


Advisers prepare students for education abroad but don’t always have extensive knowledge about the destinations. Three advisers based in the United Arab Emirates, Argentina, and Taiwan discuss the challenges students face when not fully oriented to deal with issues of culture, religion, sexuality, health, and safety, and offer unique insights on how advisers can best support students before they embark.

This resource will help you:

  • Develop knowledge to better advise, educate, and support U.S. students attending non-traditional, 'off the beaten path' study abroad destinations.
  • Collect strategies for reducing risks to students and universities when attending such study abroad destinations.
  • Acquire useful advising information for study abroad in the UAE, Taiwan, and Argentina.

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Created for the 2018 Annual Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by:

  • Maria Soloeta, Director, Office of International Cooperation, Universidad Del Salvador
  • Hui- Chuan Kelly Chiu, Director, Office of International Affairs, Providence University
  • Linda Angell, Director, International Exchange Office, American University of Sharjah