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1 Study Abroad College of Agriculture & Life Sciences ISU Courses Abroad: Faculty-led Travel Courses

2 Study Abroad in CALS Long history – Animal Science & Agronomy “Ag Travel Course” CALS Study Abroad Established in 1999

3 Myths of Study Abroad I can’t afford to study abroad (lots of scholarships) I can’t afford to study abroad (lots of scholarships) I have to speak another language (travel courses are in English) I have to speak another language (travel courses are in English) Studying abroad will keep me from graduating on time (travel courses can be fit in anytime) Studying abroad will keep me from graduating on time (travel courses can be fit in anytime) I can’t study abroad until my junior year (any year) I can’t study abroad until my junior year (any year) I really only need to study abroad if I plan on working internationally (soft skills important everywhere) I really only need to study abroad if I plan on working internationally (soft skills important everywhere)

4 Why Students Choose Faculty-led Travel Courses A Travel Course Is For You If You've never traveled before You want an introduction to the world You want to travel with your class You want a snapshot of agriculture in another part of the world

5 Why Invest in Faculty-led Travel Courses? Variety of programs to meet students’ diverse needs Variety of programs to meet professor’s diverse needs Put “international” on the radar

6 What Does a Faculty-led Travel Course Look Like? Commonalities ISU Courses with an international “field trip” Travel during fall, winter, spring and summer breaks Trips vary: 10 days - six weeks On campus course the semester before the trip (academic and travel preparation) Credits vary - determined by dept. (1 credit per week abroad) Class size ranges from Combination of class time/field trips

7 How Does the College Invest in Faculty-led Travel Courses? Scholarships for students CALS ~$50K - $80K per year Group Leader Grants $8,000 per year Agriculture Study Abroad Faculty Training Faculty Development Trips Logistical Support Support with campus requirements

8 Process for Faculty Group Leaders Incredibly rewarding, but a lot of workIncredibly rewarding, but a lot of work Our job: focus on logistics so you can teach your class!Our job: focus on logistics so you can teach your class! Ten years of experience and can draw from expert faculty leadersTen years of experience and can draw from expert faculty leaders Resources and toolsResources and tools

9 Process for Faculty Group Leaders continued Contact us! Shelley Taylor Initial meeting: Discuss the dynamics of your courseDiscuss the dynamics of your course The service you are interested inThe service you are interested in Discuss program timeframesDiscuss program timeframes DetailsDetails List of next stepsList of next steps Creating a Course Abroad 101 A tutorial is available on our website Departmental Collaboration

10 Questions? Thank You!


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