Course
Student Member
$275
Member
$375
Nonmember
$500
Event Date Event Time Registration Deadline Registration
November 1 - 30, 2020 12:00 am - 11:59 pm Registration Closed
December 1 - 31, 2020 12:00 am - 11:59 pm Register Today
December 15 - January 15, 2021 12:00 am - 11:59 pm Register Today

Please sign up for the course before registration end date. All end dates are final due to migrations of cohorts into the courses.


Education abroad is an evolving field. The adviser is required to support a wide variety of student needs throughout their education abroad experience. This four-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 in your own advising practice.

Who Should Register

Education abroad professionals seeking growth in their advising skills.

Please purchase this course with your credit card through the NAFSA Shop. Please note that we are no longer able to process paper registrations and payments submitted via fax due to strict stay-at-home orders recently issued for Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

Course Objectives

  • Adapt your advising strategy to meet the changing needs of your education abroad students through six programmatic stages
  • Address advising situations that advisers commonly encounter in their day-to-day work
  • Work efficiently, effectively, and collaboratively to support education abroad student needs within your organization and the program destination

Modules and Learning Outcomes

Seven self-paced modules guide new education abroad professionals through a learning process of education abroad basics, eliminating the need to learn through trial and error. Glossaries, frequently asked questions, a companion workbook, and self quizzes are also included. In addition, you will learn where to find and access key resources to continue your learning after the conclusion of the course.

Module 1: Influences on EA Advising
Module 2: Outreach
Module 3: Applicant
Module 4: Approval
Module 5: Pre-Departure
Module 6: Abroad
Module 7: Re-Entry

Your 2020 Education Abroad Advising e-Learning Dean

Make use of a unique opportunity. Our subject matter expert, Mandy Reinig, will be monitoring the discussion boards. If you have questions throughout the course or about situations you are currently facing, she will be ready to provide insights along with your peers. 

Mandy Reinig

Mandy Reinig
Virginia Wesleyan University
Mandy Reinig is the director of Study Away at Virginia Wesleyan University (VWU). At VWU, she is working to increase study away participation through means of diversity and inclusion, bringing the institution in line with best practices, and developing new partnerships that create a more robust...