Designing a high-impact Study Abroad Program that gets results

Research has shown that studying abroad can profoundly influence a student’s overall college experience. Living and learning in a new environment gives students the opportunity not only to become immersed in a different culture but also to bond with a peer cohort and unearth latent academic interests.

As a high-impact college experience, studying abroad results in higher retention, higher GPAs, and increased personal growth and development. Achieving such benefits, though, requires careful planning and strategic implementation of study abroad programs at the curricular level.

In this session, Angela Miller, EdD, Director of Education Abroad, will provide an overview of study abroad program development and discuss ways to craft a strong program that addresses all learners’ needs. She will also facilitate discussion of best practices for developing, assessing, and improving student learning outcomes. This session will support faculty in developing effective and enriching study abroad experiences that motivate students to live and learn beyond the CWRU campus.

Join us for that discussion on Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 11:40 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Herrick Room, which is on the ground floor of the Allen Building (at the corner of Euclid and Adelbert) immediately on the left if you enter through the Euclid Avenue revolving door.

Pizza lunch, sodas, and water will be provided at this session. To help us estimate the amount to order, please let us know if you plan to attend this session by sending a message to