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on-site professionals who are an integral part
of the local working community. It cannot be
done effectively from a thousand miles away
by faculty members or administrators who
have too much to do already.”
Jeff Whitehead, director of the University
Center for International Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, agrees. “I recommend
working with established partners,” he says.
“We work with an organization [who helps us]
manage much of the logistical work. They help
arrange items such as housing, paperwork,
and even some placements, in places where
we are unable to leverage our own contacts.”
Others recommend a hybrid approach.
“The institution needs to establish first
exactly what the objective of their program
is, and how many resources can be set aside
for establishing it,” says Abermann. “Building [institutional] relationships to companies
will eventually be better, as these connections may be useful also for other potential
collaborations; but this takes time, so a combination approach might be a good start.”
And according to Miller, “It really depends on what the institution’s students
are demanding. We continue to grow and
learn about the area of work abroad based
upon our interactions with students and
their areas of interest. It requires dedicated
resources, which can be a problem for some
institutions. Since it is so resource-driven,
an institution really has to do both in terms
of direct placement opportunities, and
working with third parties.”

the University of California, Berkeley, and St.
Xavier’s College in Mumbai, is offering internships with an emphasis on global poverty.
Students will work on issues such as healthcare, homelessness, and the environment in
surroundings where their efforts, now and in
the future, will make a huge difference.”
He adds, “Over the years at the AIC and
its predecessor organizations, we have seen
more than 20,000 young people immersing
themselves into a work environment and

culture that is not their own. That in itself
has to be good news for everybody.”
IE
JANET HULSTRAND is a writer, editor,
and teacher based in Silver Spring,
Maryland. She has created and taught
literature courses for Queens College,
CUNY in Paris, Florence, Hawaii, and
Cuba, as well as faculty development
workshops for programs abroad. Her
most recent article for IE was “When
Faculty Teach Abroad” in the January/
February 2013 issue.

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From the Editors
Front Lines
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Voices: Kofi Annan
Peace Pathways
Shared Solutions
San Francisco State Shines in Long-Term Study Abroad
Education Abroad
Foreign Student Affairs
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