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Spring 2012 Education Abroad Network (EAN) Meeting

    Spring 2012 Meeting

    Teaching Beyond Borders:  Short Term/High Impact Learning Abroad Experiences
    Friday, March 2, 2012
    2:30–4 p.m. (refreshments available beginning at 2:15 p.m.)
    402 Walter Library 

    Designing and delivering a high impact/short term learning abroad program requires a clear vision, a thoughtful plan, a flexible mind, and a passion for creating transformative international experiences for university students. Learn directly from the experts about what it takes to create a strong learning abroad seminar. 

    Learning Abroad staff who are experienced in assisting University faculty and staff in developing short term study abroad programs will demystify the process for both Learning Abroad-sponsored global seminars and department-based study abroad seminars. Handouts on application deadlines, useful resources, and grant possibilities will be made available.

    A panel of 3–4 faculty and staff who have created and led past successful short term learning abroad opportunities will share their motivations and the challenges they faced. Each will address their expertise in areas such as planning, ‘marrying place and topic’, student identity transformation via a social justice lens, and connecting arts/cultural immersion activities with local communities. Following the panelists’ brief presentations, ample time will be reserved for audience Q&A.

    All faculty and staff interested in learning about how to design and deliver future high impact/short term learning abroad seminars are welcome to attend.

    Resources and presentations mentioned at the March 2, 2012 Education Abroad Network (EAN) Meeting

    Instructor Led Program Overview

    Christine Anderson and Cathy Huber, Learning Abroad Center

    Global Programs and Strategy Alliance (GPS) Travel Grant Program

    Gayle Woodruff, Global Programs and Strategy Alliance

    Instructor Presentations

    Nate Whittacker, College of Education and Human Development
    Program type: Global Seminar 
    Title: South Africa: Tracing the Footsteps of Social Change
    On-site service provider: InterStudy
    NGOs worked with: 

    Course Photos 
    Course Blogs:

    Michael Stoughton, Department of Art History, College of Liberal Arts
    Program type: Collegiate and Departmental
    Title: All Roads Lead to Rome
    Onsite program provider: Accent

    Akosua Addo, School of Music, College of Liberal Arts
    Program Type: Freshman Seminars Abroad
    Title: Experiencing the Creative Arts in Ghana