Leading a Program
What it Takes
Successful Faculty-Led programs derive from the expertise and commitment of its leaders. Teaching your subject in a classroom can understandably be different from leading students into another country. Blending your research and experience abroad together can create a memorable program that can change a students life. The most successful leaders possess certain atributes that create an unforgettable learning experience. Common charateristics of effective leaders are:
Program Development and Support
Creating a study abroad programs requires careful planning. If you are interested and up for the challenge of leading an international education experience, you should submit a proposal to Education Abroad at least 12-18 months in advance of your desired program date. This allows for sufficient time to finalize all aspects of the programs and ensure its success.
Faculty leaders will have to take on certain responsibilities in addition to teaching and curriculum development. The responsibilities may seem like a 24/7 commitment, but they are essential for a program to be successful.
These responsibilities include:
Coordinating plans with overseas institutions and other UNO departments
Recruiting student participants for the program
Coordinating with the Education Abroad Office for a specialized pre-departure orientation focusing on health and safety
Managing allocated funds for the program
Serving as an on-site language resource for students where appropriate
Supervising students during the program
- Owning and operating a smart mobile phone while in country with an international data and talk plan or phone rental with equivalent capabilities
Education Abroad has several resources that can aid the planning process and help launch new programs. We are also able to assist with travel logistics and marketing strategies.
Faculty-led programs are an invaluable opportunity for UNO students. 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.