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Information for Faculty & Advisors

Advisors, professors, and other staff members can be highly influential as a student considers studying abroad as part of their overall curriculum path toward graduation.  Faculty and staff  are so important in encouraging students to study abroad and in helping them prepare for the experience. Departmental advisors and professors play a key role in promoting the idea of study abroad to students, because you often have regular, early contact with students. 

Please look through our resources to aid you when advising students on studying abroad, or if you would like to help promote study abroad in your classrooms.

Mention Study Abroad in Your Class

You can mention study abroad in your classes, during individual meetings with students and at extracurricular activities in which you're involved.  If you’ve had a personal experience of studying, researching or teaching abroad, relate the benefits to your audience.

Request a Classroom Visit from the Study Abroad Office

Study Abroad Office staff and student ambassadors are happy to visit your classes and meetings to make presentations about the value of study abroad and the opportunities available.  Presentations can be shaped to meet faculty and student needs, outlining general opportunities, study in a particular country or region, or programs with a thematic or specific disciplinary focus.  Normally, presentations range from five to twenty minutes, but can be adjusted to meet the needs of the class schedule.  Brief presentations introduce the concept of study abroad and give students a chance to ask questions of an academic advisor or student ambassador who has studied abroad.  To request a presentation in your class, please complete the form below.