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This self-paced course provides an overview of institutional policies and procedures that impact short-term education abroad programs, program models, preparing for emergencies, handling logistics, finances and budgets, preparing students and faculty for the international experience, manage student support, and interaction with campus partners.
Some key topics and tools covered: travel abroad costs; legal liability and risk management; a bag of marketing tricks; and predeparture orientation and preparation. Each of these is fundamental to a successful experience abroad for students, faculty, and staff.
This course is for Education abroad professionals interested in designing effective and successful short-term education abroad programs.
- Develop a short-term program from the initial idea through all phases of its development.
- Employ strategies that will help you avoid the pitfalls of planning at various stages.
- Apply best practices for developing short-term programs to those that fit your institution's needs.
In each module, you will complete approximately one-two hours of interactive content. This course is divided into 10 modules. Each module will correspond to a section of the workbook and a discussion forum. You will also be asked to complete a final assessment at the end of the course.
- Duration of Access: 60 days from the date of registration. Note that extensions are rarely granted, so please ensure you have access to your content.
- Effort: 30-60 minutes per module. It will take longer depending on how much effort you put into the exercises.
- Level: Introductory
- Course Type: 100% Online (Start on the date you register and work at your own pace for 60 days)
This class requires a small amount of reading, a series of interactive modules, discussion posts, and a final assessment. To complete the course you should:
- Go through the interactive module
- Take notes and fill out your workbook.
- Respond to the discussion prompts in the forum
- Explore any of the supplemental readings that interest you.
- Take the final assessment
- Mini-Quizzes throughout the modules are meant to guide learning and are not counted towards completion of the course.
- The workbook is for your own benefit, and will not be counted towards completion of the course. Please take detailed notes to refer back to in the future after you complete this course.
- The final assessment is comprised of content-related questions. Submitting the final quiz is a required element of the course in order to receive your Certificate of Participation.
Make use of a unique opportunity. Our subject matter expert, your Developing Short-Term Education Abroad e-Learning Dean, will be monitoring the discussion boards. If you have questions throughout the course or about situations you are currently facing, they will be ready to provide insights along with your peers.