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COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF TAMPA

it into our programming throughout the
programs, the development of an internafour years because in some way, shape, or
tional studies certificate, and the creation of
form, [our students] will have acquired
a wide variety of faculty-led travel courses.
these dimensions."
In 2016 UT launched a new QEP,
Learning by Doing, which focuses on
Early Experiences Abroad
experiential learning. Marca Marie Bear,
PhD, associate dean of the International
Along with the launch of the new QEP, UT
Programs Office, says the new QEP has
created a four-year study abroad pipeline
Roman
Barber
participated
in
UT's
fi
rst-year
allowed them to build international compothat highlights opportunities for students
abroad program in Seville, Spain, in 2017.
nents into internships, service learning, and
to go abroad early in their college career.
undergraduate research. "Whereas the first QEP was completely
UT initially created two first-year abroad programs: a semesfocused on international, this one is broader but complements
ter-long program in Ireland or Spain and a summer pre-enrollment
everything we do, which keeps the momentum going," she says.
program in Costa Rica aimed at first-year students. Bear says that
Examples of programs include a research abroad program in
students who were involved in first-year abroad programs show
entrepreneurship in Swaziland, a student teaching program in
repeat participation in other study abroad programs, using their
Northern Ireland, and clinical programs for nurses in Nicaragua
experiences as a springboard for junior-level internships. Her office
and Costa Rica.
is now increasing focus on programming for sophomores, includThe QEP aims to help students develop critical thinking,
ing a travel course to Cuba. "If a student for whatever reason can't
discipline-based knowledge and skills, and written and oral
participate their first year, we're giving them solid options that are
communication. "We're seeing a dovetailing [between interdesigned by our faculty at the sophomore level," says Bear.
national and experiential learning]," Bear says. "The education
She adds, "Advancing internationalization goals when there are so
abroad intersects with internships, service learning, and research.
many external variables and circumstances to consider can be chalWe're trying to show to potential graduate schools and potential
lenging, but it strengthens our resolve to work within the community
employers that these are the dimensions that our students have
to graduate students with the global skills, knowledge, and attitudes to
upon graduation. We're just being really intentional about building contribute to our collective understanding of the world we share."

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of International Educator - May/June 2018

From the Desk of
In Brief
Global Spotlight: China
Quick Questions
Feature: Global Citizenship 2.0: Supporting a New Breed of Stewards to Confront a Changing Reality
Feature: Lifelong Learning: Higher Education for a World of Speed and Scale
Feature: Internationalization Best Practices: Lessons Learned
Education Abroad
International Student Affairs
International Enrollment
International Education Leadership
Forum
In Focus
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International Educator - May/June 2018 - Global Spotlight: China
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