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COURTESY OF HELEN GAUDETTE

Students participate in a short-term, faculty-led study abroad program in Peru. Here, they are visiting the Sacred Valley in January 2015.

in January, and to assign readings, etc., at a
time when they have access to the library, assured access to the Internet, and so on. It also
gives faculty and students the chance to get to
know each other before leaving."
Creating well-designed, academically
sound courses requires a great deal of advance planning. At most schools, the process
begins about 15-18 months before the time
the students will go abroad. Peter Rees has
developed and taught courses abroad for
the University of Delaware since 1972. "Our
proposal deadline is 14 months from departure," he explains. "Once approved, budgets
are initially developed nine months out,
and finalized four months out. Meanwhile,
students must be recruited and applicants
individually interviewed. It has to be made
very clear that this is an academic program.
Everything that is structured needs to be related to the academic theme."

After students have returned to campus,
they complete a survey and turn it in to the
study abroad office. "We summarize this
feedback and add a summary of the program's
level of organization and its financial footprint, and send it to the director, department
chair, and college dean, thereby closing the
loop from proposal stage to return," says Lisa
Chieffo, associate director for study abroad at
the university's Institute for Global Studies.
"Ultimately, the academic quality has to be
overseen by the academic units, not by the
study abroad office. However, we may point
out problems we have been made aware of."
Helen Gaudette, director of the Office
of Global Education Initiatives at Queens
College of the City University of New York,
is also a faculty member who has created
and taught programs abroad since 2007.
"As a historian I believe that students understand events, issues, and cultures better

when they go to the places where things
happened," she says. She assigns readings
both before and during the course, includes
research assignments, and actively engages
students in the experience through debate
and other pedagogical techniques. But she is
also an administrator when she is not teaching abroad herself. In that role, she "works
hard to prepare faculty leading the courses,"
she says. "Then, right after the course is over,
we collect student evaluations. And we try
to visit programs, especially the new ones,
while they are in session abroad."

A Leg Up on
Policies and Procedures
Education abroad professionals cite that developing and maintaining clear policies and
procedures for establishing, operating, and
monitoring short-term faculty-led programs
abroad makes them run more efficiently.
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Pathfinders
Job Search: An American Tale
On the Rise
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In Brief
Voices
Education Abroad
Foreign Student Affairs
International Enrollment
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