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September 1 - 30, 2021 12:00 am - 11:59 pm Register Today

The next session starts on September 1, 2021. Enrollment is open from now through August 26, 2021. For details on applying, review the FAQ section

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.

  • 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

Course Format

In each module, you will complete approximately one-two hours of interactive content. This course is divided into 7 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.

  • Length: 4 Weeks
  • Effort: 2-4 hours per week, approximately 12 hours to complete.
  • Level: Introductory
  • Course Type: 100% Online (Start on the date assigned and work at your own schedule for 4 weeks)


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

Grading Policy

  • 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 14 questions. Submitting the final quiz is a required element of the course in order to receive your Certificate of Participation. 
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 2021 Education Abroad Advising e-Learning Dean

Make use of a unique opportunity. Our subject matter expert, Chrissie Faupel, 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. 

Chrissie Faupel, PhD

Chrissie Faupel
Appalachian State University
eLearning Dean
Chrissie Faupel serves as the director of education abroad at Appalachian State University. She oversees the education abroad unit within the Office of International Education and Development. Chrissie earned her MA in international education from SIT Graduate Institute and her PhD in educational...