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Information for Faculty & Advisors

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

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

Mention Study Abroad/Away in Your Class

You can mention study away 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 Student Mobility Office

Study Away Office staff and student ambassadors are happy to visit your classes and meetings to make presentations about the value of study away 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 away and give students a chance to ask questions of an academic advisor or student ambassador who has studied away.  To request a presentation in your class, please complete the form below.