Study abroad is a critical component of a comprehensive liberal arts undergraduate education. In fact, recent studies conducted by the 35-institution University System of Georgia found that students who study abroad have improved academic performance upon returning to their home campus, higher graduation rates, and improved knowledge. Students look to you, the faculty and staff, to advise them about academic matters. Anything that you can do to promote the idea of study abroad and encourage participation is greatly appreciated.
This may include:
- Working with a student to perform course substitutions. Not every class offered overseas is an exact match to courses at UW-Green Bay; that’s the point! Allow flexibility in transferability.
- Don’t wait for a student to ask you about study abroad; pose the question, “have you considered participating in a study abroad program?”
- Don’t hesitate to refer students to the Office of International Education. Without your encouragement a student may never visit our office, and we can spend time with each student in selecting the program that is right for him or her.
- Invite the Office of International Education to make a presentation to your class. We can be as brief as 5 minutes or talk for as long as you want. To schedule a presentation simply call the Office of International Education and let us know the class time and location, the number of students, and the length of desired presentation.