Join the Conversation: “What will it take to Double Study Abroad?”
By: IIE on Friday, August 22, 2014
The following blog entries comprise the 11 Big Ideas from the IIE Green paper, “What will it take to Double Study Abroad?” We invite you to add to the discussion by commenting on one or more of the 11 blog entries in this series.
As the first step in bringing stakeholders from different sectors together to achieve large-scale change, IIE convened a one-day Think Tank on March 12 on what it will take to double study abroad, gathering invited leaders from the public, private, and educational sectors at its New York headquarters. The Green Paper documents the outcomes of that discussion.
In September 2014, the editors will review your contributions and incorporate relevant points into the final White Paper. Meanwhile, feel free to read and respond to each other’s comments on the blog.
See list of Big Ideas
Stephanie Cullers said:
5/22/2014 7:03 PM
Consider adding shorter term study abroad programs for those unable to be away for traditional programs, including accommodations for students with families like helping find flats to rent, and including more options for graduate students. Also, I suspect one of the largest barriers is funding. Make funding resources available.
Linda Beck said:
7/21/2014 9:11 AM
I think it is great that IIE is targeting assistance to urban students to insure their ability to study abroad. But don't ignore rural students who have similar financial constraints. Another program for this group of students would be ideal.
Missy Gluckmann said:
10/15/2014 3:58 PM
I applaud the effort to encourage more cross cultural experience, yet I am a bit troubled about the focus on numbers without an equal focus on the significance of program design as it relates to not only those going, but those impacted in country. We put together this not for profit project to provide free tools to address the need for more dialogue about quality programming and faculty/student/administration training. Please check it out: www.betterabroad.org
I welcome you feedback.