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CHRISTOPHER MILLER

Heartland
Community
College students
in Belize

Communities" that will send science, technology, engineering, and math students to Peru each summer to work
on similar projects. The award is also helping the Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, institution expand an already robust
array of education abroad courses, partnerships, and exchanges offered its 16,000 students. Manuel Gonzalez, the
longtime director of international programs, said some of
the funds will help with an ongoing effort to streamline requirements and make it easier for faculty to propose new
education abroad courses. "I'm using the grant to do what
I've always wanted to do. Our program was homegrown
and organic. We started with one program. Now we have
25. It was a huge, fast-moving snowball. We never had
time to step back and say, 'What are we doing well and
what are we doing not so great?'" he said.
With assistance from an outside consultant,
Northampton is working on a series of online modules
that faculty can take to plan and become "certified" to
lead a study abroad course. "They can go online, plug answers in, and at the end they're going to have a proposal,"
Gonzalez said. Northampton also is codifying policies on
such matters as bringing a spouse and travel to countries
under State Department warnings. And his office now is
canvassing returning faculty as well as students to evaluate
how the course went.
"We're taking a deep breath. Now we're bombarded
by faculty who want to go abroad," said Gonzalez, whose

hope is that Northampton one day will offer a degree in
global studies. Northampton sends 120 students abroad
each year. Gonzalez holds costs down by striking deals
with partner institutions. "Our students are truly poor.
For most of them a $1,700 trip is insurmountable. We
always have to find very inexpensive ways to do things,"
said Gonzalez, who has sent students abroad for as little as
$900. "I couldn't do it without my in-country partners. I'm
good at deal making." He's also trying to convince partners
in impoverished countries to send their students to the
United States. "We're working with a poor university in a
secondary city on their self-esteem. They think they have
nothing to give us, but they do," added Gonzalez, who will
use some of his 100,000 Strong grant to bring the partner's
students to Northampton.

A Unique State Match Doubles a
Study Abroad Endowment in Wyoming
Back in 2001, Wyoming state legislators conceived a new
way to help the University of Wyoming (UW) realize its
ambitions to rise in the ranks of research universities: the
state would match, dollar for dollar, every endowment gift
of $50,000 or more, and gifts of $25,000 or more for buildings. It is a program "unique to the state of Wyoming,"
according to the University of Wyoming Foundation,
which over a decade raised $84 million that was doubled
to $168 million.
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Contents
Supplement Contents
Going Home to Teach
A Little Goes a Long Way
Opening a Window on the World at Columbus State University
Frontlines: Framing the Discussion
In Brief
Foreign Student Affairs
View From Out Here
Forum
In Focus
International Educator - September/October 2015 - Cover1
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International Educator - September/October 2015 - Contents
International Educator - September/October 2015 - 2
International Educator - September/October 2015 - 3
International Educator - September/October 2015 - Frontlines: Framing the Discussion
International Educator - September/October 2015 - 5
International Educator - September/October 2015 - 6
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International Educator - September/October 2015 - In Brief
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International Educator - September/October 2015 - Going Home to Teach
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