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Delights&perils studyabroad

  1. 1. The delights and perils of faculty-led study-abroad programs Rachele Kanigel San Francisco State University
  2. 2. Why should you lead a study-abroad program? <ul><li>Offer students an alternative to semester- and year-long programs </li></ul><ul><li>Add a global perspective to your curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Connect with students in a different way </li></ul>
  3. 3. And, of course, the big reason…. <ul><li>You get to travel, too!!! </li></ul>
  4. 4. BUT….. <ul><li>It’s NOT all fun </li></ul>
  5. 5. Pitfalls and problems <ul><li>Lost luggage </li></ul><ul><li>Flight delays </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation strikes/closures </li></ul><ul><li>Lost documents </li></ul><ul><li>Injuries and illnesses </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural misunderstandings </li></ul>
  6. 6. More pitfalls and problems <ul><li>Students get lost, don’t stay with the group </li></ul><ul><li>Interpersonal problems </li></ul><ul><li>Inadequate facilities (hotels, classrooms) </li></ul><ul><li>Drinking/drugs </li></ul><ul><li>Theft/crime </li></ul>
  7. 7. When anything goes wrong… <ul><li>It’s all on you! </li></ul>
  8. 8. Other drawbacks <ul><li>You’re on call 24/7 </li></ul><ul><li>Relationships with/between students can get intense </li></ul><ul><li>You have to be “on” when you’re jetlagged and exhausted </li></ul><ul><li>Students aren’t always the best travel companions </li></ul><ul><li>It’s hard to fit your family in </li></ul>
  9. 9. The advantages <ul><li>It’s rewarding </li></ul><ul><li>It’s challenging </li></ul><ul><li>It’s interesting to see foreign places/cultures from a young person’s eyes </li></ul><ul><li>You get close to students </li></ul><ul><li>It’s fun </li></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>Sponsoring study-abroad programs for North American college students since 2002 </li></ul><ul><li>Four-week summer programs don ’t interfere with school schedule </li></ul><ul><li>Rigorous academic program </li></ul><ul><li>Work with faculty, students from other schools </li></ul>
  11. 12. <ul><li>Students produce print and/or online publications </li></ul>
  12. 13. <ul><li>Past ieiMedia programs </li></ul><ul><li>ITALY: Urbino, Camerano and Cagli </li></ul><ul><li>NORTHERN IRELAND: Armagh </li></ul><ul><li>FRANCE: Perpignan </li></ul>
  13. 14. <ul><li>Summer 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Urbino, Italy </li></ul><ul><li>June 9-July 7 </li></ul><ul><li>Istanbul, Turkey* </li></ul><ul><li>June 23-July 21 </li></ul><ul><li>Perpignan, France* </li></ul><ul><li>June 23-July 23 </li></ul>*still accepting student applications
  14. 15. <ul><li>Possible Sites for Summer 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>Prague </li></ul><ul><li>Jerusalem </li></ul><ul><li>Ireland </li></ul><ul><li>Spain </li></ul>
  15. 16. Jobs/Partnerships <ul><li>ieiMedia partners with schools interested in sponsoring summer study-abroad programs </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty positions available in reporting, photojournalism, multimedia, Web design </li></ul>
  16. 17. <ul><li>Faculty have come from: </li></ul><ul><li>NYU </li></ul><ul><li>U Mass Amherst </li></ul><ul><li>University of Kansas </li></ul><ul><li>Temple University </li></ul><ul><li>Loyola University Baltimore </li></ul><ul><li>San Francisco State </li></ul><ul><li>Iowa State University </li></ul><ul><li>Tulane University </li></ul><ul><li>James Madison University </li></ul><ul><li>San Diego State </li></ul><ul><li>University of Montana </li></ul><ul><li>Loyola University Chicago </li></ul>
  17. 18. <ul><li>ieiMedia has co-sponsored programs with: </li></ul><ul><li>Gonzaga University </li></ul><ul><li>Temple University </li></ul><ul><li>Loyola University Baltimore </li></ul><ul><li>San Francisco State </li></ul><ul><li>Iowa State University </li></ul><ul><li>James Madison University </li></ul><ul><li>Winston-Salem State U </li></ul>
  18. 19. For more information about jobs and institutional partnerships go to ieimedia.com and click on the Jobs/Institutional Partnerships tab or email me at [email_address]

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