UPDATED IN 2019!
Guidelines for Education Abroad Advising
Advising for education abroad helps students decide if, when, where, how, what, why, and for how long to go abroad. It is essential in helping students prepare for, navigate, and process educational experiences abroad and links the institution’s mission, values, and goals for education abroad to the student’s academic, professional, and personal goals. Done well, education abroad advising helps students integrate education abroad into their degree and career planning and encourages them to take advantage of the full range of opportunities available to them. Quality education abroad advising makes students feel prepared for the challenges and complexities that await them abroad, offers them support while they are away, and fosters continued growth and learning when students return home.
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These Guidelines are intended for use by all international education professionals who are either directly engaged in education abroad advising activities or who are involved in the work of designing and supporting advising pathways. They can be used to train new staff and to guide conversations between education abroad professionals and their counterparts across their campuses and at partner organizations. The Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad apply to all aspects of education abroad. Use them together to develop a comprehensive approach to education abroad advising.
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