One of Education Abroad’s missions is to partner with departments, faculty, and staff to increase the number of international opportunities available to UNO students.
Studying abroad is one of the best investments that students can make for their future. It gives them the opportunity to explore new locations and ideas, broadens their perspectives, and helps them grow both academically and personally.
We sincerely appreciate your support in expanding our program offerings and encouraging students to develop their global citizenship. These are a few of the ways that you can get involved with Education Abroad:
Promote Education Abroad in your classrooms
As a faculty member, you are one of the biggest influencers for students in the decision to study abroad. Students value and trust the opinions of faculty members, and sometimes a simple word of encouragement is all that is needed. We would love the opportunity to give a brief presentation about Education Abroad in your courses and are happy to provide you with informational material at any time. We are also able to compile a list of recommended programs that would be beneficial for students in your specific topic of instruction. Please contact us for more information.
Assist with course approvals
In order for students to receive credit from their institutions abroad, they must have all courses approved for transfer to UNO prior to departure. Students accomplish this by filling out a course approval form and presenting it to the proper faculty members for evaluation. Every department is responsible for evaluating its own transfer credit, and typically the department chair will be in charge of reviewing and signing off on courses. Each student must fill out all of the specific courses that they might be interested in taking at their foreign host institution and print off the course syllabi or descriptions to attach to the course approval form. If you are approving a course, you will write the name, course number, and total number of credit hours of the UNO class that it corresponds to and sign off on its transfer. Transfer courses can be specific (SPAN 3030) or general (SPAN 4960: Special Topics, FLNG-U: Foreign Language Upper Level). After you sign off on the course(s), the student will then return the form to the Education Abroad Office.
Create a study abroad program
Faculty-led programs are responsible for the majority of our study abroad participation each year. We rely on the creativity and dedication of our faculty to develop unique and interesting program options for students. Faculty-led programs are extremely beneficial because they provide students with the opportunity to engage with faculty members and students on a deeper level while examining a specific topic in-depth. Faculty also benefit from these programs as they aid your career development, add excitement to your curriculum, and allow you to use the world as your classroom. Find more information about leading a program here.
Education Abroad plays a large role in supporting faculty program leaders. We will provide valuable resources and assist with the planning, coordination, logistics, and marketing of your program. If you are interested in leading a study abroad program, please contact Emily Hassenstab, the Manager of Education Abroad and Global Partnerships, at firstname.lastname@example.org.