1. Implementation Guide
This guide was developed to assist in building a strong foundation for education abroad that aligns with the Standards of Good Practice in Education Abroad and the Code of Ethics for Education Abroad. The target audience includes education abroad directors, faculty with responsibilities in education abroad, senior administrators, or anyone tasked with the oversight of education abroad programs. In it, you will find guidance on how to use the other toolkit resources effectively to develop your education abroad programs.
2. Prompts for Reflection
This workbook invites institutional leaders and education abroad directors to reflect on considerations key at the time of establishing or expanding education abroad programming. The Prompts for Reflection build upon selections from Meeting the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad: Prompts for Self Assessment.
3. Education Abroad Program Practical Checklist
This detailed checklist includes practical components for all phases of program development and delivery that may involve various stakeholders. It is designed to be customizable for your institutional context, with fields to enter responsible parties and timelines.
4. External and Affiliated Program Approval Process and Template
A clear review and approval process enables institutions to conduct meaningful reviews of programs approved for credit and financial aid transfer. Such a process also ensures compliance with accreditation and federal funding guidelines. This resource includes a suggested process for approving external and affiliated programs, as well as an approval form template.
7. Marketing, Advising, and Orientation
The pre-departure phase for education abroad begins with initial communication about education abroad opportunities to students. Each communication, event, and activity should be designed to manage student expectations and prepare them for success while abroad. This resource provides general considerations related to marketing, advising, and orientation.
8. Emergency Action Planning
This resource helps education abroad offices and institutions create an emergency action plan (EAP) specific to their needs. It is important to involve key stakeholders in responding to any emergency occurring abroad and consider all potential outcomes to respond and manage impact on students, community partners, the education abroad program, and the institution. All EAPs should be reviewed with your institutional risk manager and endorsed by institutional leadership before implementation.
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