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A VIEW FROM OUT HERE

There were two other challenges in providing short-term programs for colleges,
particularly new programs. One was the
challenge of enrolling sufficient numbers
to make the program viable; the second
was to ensure some way of benefitting not
just the individual students who travelled,
but the U.S. institution as a whole.
The first of these we addressed in a

practical way, and stumbled on further
epiphanies. When colleges were beginning
their recruitment programs, many asked if
they could open up the programs to community members, faculty, or alumni who
were interested in the travel. While these
travelers would not necessarily be taking
credits for doing the trip, their engagement often helped to subsidize or reduce
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the student fee. Secondly, we encouraged
smaller groups to collaborate with other
colleges so that the economies of scale
that are available to larger groups could be
extended, and that small groups of students
would not be disappointingly let down if
the target enrollment was not reached.
Both of these strategies have delivered
unexpected and delightful results. By
allowing alumni, nontraditional students,
and community members to enroll in
the programs, students enjoy an unusual
social experience. We saw great friendships
strike up across all age groups; the older
participants enjoying the youthful energy
of undergrads, and the younger students
gaining much from the benevolence and
kindness of their elders. The collaboration
of colleges adds to the whole experience of
travel-we have had colleges from North
Carolina partner with Iowa, Hawaii partner
with Michigan-and in these collaborations,
students are not just learning about Irish
culture, but also about the differences in their
own country. It is a gentle way of recognizing
differences among fellow Americans, and by
doing so in Ireland, this process encourages
critical reflection on the ties that bind, rather
than those that are divisive.
The second challenge in providing positive study abroad opportunities is to ensure
that study abroad is not simply a "boutique"
experience for a select group. By engaging
with the institution as a partner, we began to
work with faculty in advance of the trip, visiting the college campus and inviting everyone
(including nontraveling students) to come
to introductory talks on Ireland and Irish
culture. We create reading lists and resources
that were available to all, and many students
returned to create on-campus exhibitions,
online travel blogs, and social media projects.
We found that, post-program, students were
very interested in further college participation, whether it was through language classes
or workshops on global culture, diversity, or
social engagement.
Another curiosity is the popularity of the
Irish language, and our students enjoy having
their name translated into its Irish form. Our


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of International Educator - May/June 2017

From the Editor
Frontlines
In Brief
Global Spotlight: Middle East
Quick Questions
High Tech, High Engagement
Principled, Pragmatic, Impactful
What Happens to Study Abroad Students
Campus Profi le: Internationalization at the University of Tampa
Campus Spotlight: Internationalization at East Carolina University
Education Abroad
International Enrollment
International Student Affair
Partnering
A View From Out Here
Forum
In Focus
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International Educator - May/June 2017 - Cover2
International Educator - May/June 2017 - 1
International Educator - May/June 2017 - From the Editor
International Educator - May/June 2017 - 3
International Educator - May/June 2017 - Frontlines
International Educator - May/June 2017 - 5
International Educator - May/June 2017 - 6
International Educator - May/June 2017 - 7
International Educator - May/June 2017 - In Brief
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International Educator - May/June 2017 - Global Spotlight: Middle East
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International Educator - May/June 2017 - Quick Questions
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International Educator - May/June 2017 - High Tech, High Engagement
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International Educator - May/June 2017 - Principled, Pragmatic, Impactful
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International Educator - May/June 2017 - Campus Profi le: Internationalization at the University of Tampa
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International Educator - May/June 2017 - International Enrollment
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International Educator - May/June 2017 - 67
International Educator - May/June 2017 - International Student Affair
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International Educator - May/June 2017 - 71
International Educator - May/June 2017 - Partnering
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International Educator - May/June 2017 - A View From Out Here
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International Educator - May/June 2017 - Forum
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