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Reinventing the Education Abroad Office
Managing International Education
in a Time of Change
Lynn Elliott, Brigham Young U...
Session Overview
Welcome & Introductions
Education abroad as a causal high impact experience
affecting retention and gradu...
Education Abroad & Graduation Rates
 Increase attention has been placed on
postsecondary 4-year graduation rates.
 High ...
Education Abroad & Graduation Rates
STUDIES INVESTIGATION RESULTS
Hamir, 2011; Malmgren &
Galvin, 2008; O’Rear et al.,
201...
Education Abroad & Graduation Rates
Education Abroad & Graduation Rates
Should International INTERNSHIP Programs be managed by
Career Service Offices (DOS)?
or
Should INTERNATIONAL Internship Pr...
 For many reasons, internship programs are newer and
sexier than traditional study abroad programs.
 Should the focus be...
• Full-time internship with two seminars and an
Independent Study Project (ISP)?
• Faculty approved the seminars and overs...
• Provide travel grants for faculty to participate in
International Development Seminars (i.e., CIEE and others)
• Travel ...
Rules for the open discussion
• Only topics of general interest to managers of
study abroad office.
• No sales pitches or ...
Thank you
Reinventing the Education Abroad Office
Managing International Education
in a Time of Change
Lynn Elliott, lynn_elliott@by...
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Reinventing the Study Abroad Office – Managing International Education in a Time of Change

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In this open forum, we'll discuss the issues related to managing study abroad offices, including dealing with financial constraints, human resources challenges, building campus support for international education, and managing crises. Panelists will present issues they're currently dealing with, discuss how they're approaching the issue, and then open the discussion to session participants. There also will be time for participants to present issues of their own.

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Reinventing the Study Abroad Office – Managing International Education in a Time of Change

  1. 1. Reinventing the Education Abroad Office Managing International Education in a Time of Change Lynn Elliott, Brigham Young University Anthony C. Ogden, University of Kentucky Kristen Mallory, Claremont McKenna College Victor Bettancourt, Marymount University
  2. 2. Session Overview Welcome & Introductions Education abroad as a causal high impact experience affecting retention and graduation rates Whose role is it to manage International Internships? Building campus support for international education And then open time for any issue you face directing a study abroad office . . .
  3. 3. Education Abroad & Graduation Rates  Increase attention has been placed on postsecondary 4-year graduation rates.  High impact practices have been linked to student retention, persistence and academic performance (Kuh, 2008).  Education abroad as Diversity/Global Learning  Education abroad as a retention strategy (Metzger, 2006).
  4. 4. Education Abroad & Graduation Rates STUDIES INVESTIGATION RESULTS Hamir, 2011; Malmgren & Galvin, 2008; O’Rear et al., 2012; University Planning , 2009; Xu et al., 2013 How do grad. rates compare between EA participants and non-participants? Percentages of EA participants 4, 5, and 6 year graduation rates are higher than non participants Hamir, 2011; Malmgren & Galvin, 2008; O’Rear et al., 2012 Are the differences significant between EA participants and non participants? 4,5, and 6 year grad. rates have been shown to be significantly higher for participants in EA Malmgren & Galvin, 2008; University Planning, 2009 How does EA participation impact minority student graduation rates? EA has been shown to have a positive impact on minority student population’s graduation rates Hamir, 2011; O’Rear et al., 2012; Xu et al., 2013 Does EA participation increase the odds of graduation in 4, 5, and 6 years? EA has been shown to increase the odds of graduation in 4 years at 10% and in 5 years at 25%
  5. 5. Education Abroad & Graduation Rates
  6. 6. Education Abroad & Graduation Rates
  7. 7. Should International INTERNSHIP Programs be managed by Career Service Offices (DOS)? or Should INTERNATIONAL Internship Programs managed by the Study Abroad/Global Education Office (DOF)? Whose role is it to manage International Internships?
  8. 8.  For many reasons, internship programs are newer and sexier than traditional study abroad programs.  Should the focus be on the internship or on the International?  Is it a student development opportunity or an academic program? Whose role is it to manage International Internships?
  9. 9. • Full-time internship with two seminars and an Independent Study Project (ISP)? • Faculty approved the seminars and oversee the ISP. • Full-time internship with an ISP? • Faculty member oversees the ISP. • Part-time internship with no credit? • Which office should have oversight of: • Program Application • Determines student’s eligibility • Pre-Departure Orientation • Emergency Management Does it matter if it is a. . .
  10. 10. • Provide travel grants for faculty to participate in International Development Seminars (i.e., CIEE and others) • Travel grants to conduct site visits to possible or existing partners. • Have staff form the Admission office, Student Affairs or Development travel with faculty-led programs as support staff. • Assist the Admission office with recruitment activities. • Host Alumni events during faculty-led programs. • Education Abroad presentations during new staff and faculty orientations • Appreciation luncheon for campus wide support staff (financial aid, registrar's office, business office, etc.) Building campus support for international education
  11. 11. Rules for the open discussion • Only topics of general interest to managers of study abroad office. • No sales pitches or fishing for advice on how to market products to the EA community.
  12. 12. Thank you
  13. 13. Reinventing the Education Abroad Office Managing International Education in a Time of Change Lynn Elliott, lynn_elliott@byu.edu Anthony C. Ogden, a.ogden@uky.edu Kristen Mallory, kristen.mallory@claremontmckenna.edu Victor Bettancourt, victor.betancourt@marymount.edu

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