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SDO Office Hours: Study Abroad Programs (Wed,. 2/6/20)

11 February 2020

Andrea Lee and Drew Gephart stopped by the Staff Development Office Online Office Hours to explain how faculty can build a study abroad program.
Opportunities:
For students, these types of experiences can be life changing. Many have not had the chance to travel abroad and away from family, so these types of opportunities give them perspectives beyond classroom and online education. In addition, Andrea mentioned the Dance Department at Laney was reinvigorated by creating this capstone experiences to Ghana and Haiti. Other programs include Critical Thinking in Belize, Cosmetology in London, and Business in Japan.
Faculty who develop these programs and recruit enough students to join have the cost of travel subsidized and are paid for the course(s) they teach. In addition, the Office of International Education provides logistical support for the creation and implementation of each class.
Challenges:
Recruiting students and helping them raise funds for their trip requires a great deal of attention and support. While scholarships are given to some students, many must create a plan to raise money through direct donations, savings, and events.
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