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Education abroad is an evolving field. The adviser is required to support a wide variety of student needs throughout their education abroad experience. This 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.

Learning Outcomes

  • 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

Ready to start learning?

Ready to start learning? When you register, you will have 60 days to experience your content when it's convenient for you! Look for your access link in your registration receipt, on your MyNAFSA page, or by going directly to the learning portal.

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Course Information

This digital course is designed to provide you with asynchronous, self-paced learning where you will complete approximately three hours of interactive content. It is on-demand and available immediately after purchase. This course is divided into seven (7) modules, and as a learner, you will have the exceptional opportunity to engage with our subject matter experts, known as NAFSA’s e-Learning Deans, that will be monitoring the discussion boards and will support you throughout the course. Our e-Learning Deans will also be able to address any situation you are currently facing, as well as provide insights to your peers.

  • Duration of Access: 60 days from the date of registration.
  • Time Commitment: 30-60 minutes per module.
  • Level: Introductory.
  • Course Type: On-Demand, self-guided.

Course Components

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

Whitney Longnecker

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eLearning Dean
Whitney Longnecker is the Director of Study Abroad at Texas Tech University (TTU) where she oversees all aspects of TTU study abroad programming, including traveler advising, training, and support, program development, emergency preparedness and response, and more. Her personal study abroad...