Free Online Course to Study Abroad USA

US Department of State and Arizona State University are offering free online course to Study Abroad USA: Building Capacity for US Institutions. This MOOC is designed for people with an international mindset who work in US higher education institutions, whether faculty, staff, or administrator or those who aspire to work in international education in higher education.

online-course-usaIn this eight-week course, applicants will learn how to successfully develop, grow and integrate study abroad programs into US higher education institutions. The course will start in January, 2017.

Course At A Glance

Length: 8 weeks
Effort: 3-5 hours per week
Subject:
Education & Teacher Training
Institution: Arizona State University and edX
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes. Verified Certificate for $49
Session: Course starts in January, 2017 – Self-Paced

Providers’ Details

Arizona State University has developed a new model for the American Research University, creating an institution that is committed to excellence, access and impact. As a comprehensive public research university, ASU is measured not by whom we exclude, but rather by whom we include and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities they serve.

About This Course

Want to increase your educational institution’s study abroad efforts? Whether you work for a community college, a large, small, public or private university, or any other type of higher education institution in the US, this course will help you form partnerships, recruit diverse students, engage parents, find scholarships and help participants with financial planning. You will learn best practices to help you consider health, safety, and disaster plans to keep students safe while abroad. Case studies will show you how the study abroad experience can be integrated into your school’s curriculum and can internationalize your campus. By the end of the course, you will have developed a long-term strategy for your institution.

Why Take This Course?

You will learn best practices to help you consider health, safety, and disaster plans to keep students safe while abroad. Case studies will show you how the study abroad experience can be integrated into your school’s curriculum and can internationalize your campus. By the end of the course, you will have developed a long-term strategy for your institution.




Learning Outcomes

  • Best practices for your institution’s study abroad office
  • Various models for structuring study abroad programs
  • How to fund students’ study abroad experiences
  • How to create a long-term study abroad strategy for your campus

Instructors

Dr. Adam Henry

As Director of Study Abroad at Arizona State University (ASU), Dr. Adam Henry directs the vision of study abroad and its connection across disciplines and campuses.

Jennifer Malerich

As Executive Director for Academic and Global Engagement at Arizona State University (ASU), Jennifer Malerich directs the strategic vision for a holistic global education and study abroad experience for ASU students, and its connection to ASU’s many initiatives with regards to innovation, the undergraduate curriculum and student development.

Requirements

None

How To Join This Course

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