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Students studying
abroad from Elon
University spell out
their school's name.

structure of these programs vary depending on student
demand, faculty support, and the individual institution's
long-term goals.
"There is no single thing, or even single group of
things, that are going to sustain and grow programs and
a study abroad office-and each office's constraints and
opportunities are as unique as the institution in which
they are embedded," says Brook Blahnik, associate director of Learning Abroad Programs at the University of
Minnesota, which serves 5,000 students each year.

'Help Them Find a Way'
Study abroad officials at both public and private
universities say building up existing programs requires
a mix of flexibility and commitment. Making programs financially accessible to all students-not just
those who can afford the out of pocket cost-is a
particular challenge.
"There's more consciousness around that," says Karen
McBride, who runs the University of Dayton's study
abroad office. "I don't think I've ever met a student who
says they don't want to go abroad. Either they will do it,
or they want to do it and can't afford it, and it's our job
to help them find a way to do so."
Like the University of Minnesota, Arizona State
University (ASU) has a large study abroad office, serving
more than 3,000 students a year and growing. Interest in
ASU's programs-more than 250 in 65 countries across

all seven continents-has spiked by 40 percent over the
past four years, director Adam Henry says.
A significant part of that increase is due to the
Global Intensive Experience (GIE) that ASU established
in 2015. GIE programs are embedded into regular
semester courses and run by university faculty during
academic breaks that range from 7 to 12 days.
"Because of their relatively low cost and short duration, the model is serving a more diverse population,"
Henry says, noting that enrollment among first-generation, male, nontraditional, Hispanic, and African
American students is far greater for GIE programs than
for the traditional summer study abroad programs.

Perfecting the 'Balancing Act'
ASU's Study Abroad Office is approximately 80 percent
self-funded, and Henry says his office is "staffed for
capacity building." Since the GIE model launched, the
overall program has added 450 students, and he now
supervises a total of 11 study abroad advisers.
A similar model is offered at North Carolina's Elon
University, which has 94 semester-long programs in
50 locations, as well as short-term programs during
Thanksgiving and spring breaks. With a staff of six, the
challenge is finding ways to serve the 1,700 students
who either go abroad or complete domestic programs
each year, says Amanda Zamzes, business and data
manager in Elon's Global Education Center.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of International Educator - July/August 2018

From the Desk of
In Brief
Global Spotlight: Brazil
Quick Questions
Feature: A Shock to the System
Feature: Something Old, Something New
Feature: Building on Strengths
Feature: Weathering the Storm
Education Abroad
International Student Affairs
International Enrollment
International Education Leadership
Forum
In Focus
International Educator - July/August 2018 - Cover1
International Educator - July/August 2018 - Cover2
International Educator - July/August 2018 - GF1
International Educator - July/August 2018 - GF2
International Educator - July/August 2018 - GF3
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International Educator - July/August 2018 - 4
International Educator - July/August 2018 - 5
International Educator - July/August 2018 - 6
International Educator - July/August 2018 - 7
International Educator - July/August 2018 - From the Desk of
International Educator - July/August 2018 - In Brief
International Educator - July/August 2018 - 10
International Educator - July/August 2018 - 11
International Educator - July/August 2018 - 12
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International Educator - July/August 2018 - Global Spotlight: Brazil
International Educator - July/August 2018 - Quick Questions
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International Educator - July/August 2018 - Feature: A Shock to the System
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International Educator - July/August 2018 - Feature: Something Old, Something New
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International Educator - July/August 2018 - International Student Affairs
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International Educator - July/August 2018 - International Enrollment
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International Educator - July/August 2018 - International Education Leadership
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