For more information -and hot links to resources – about campuses with innovative practices, see my Campus Best Practices Supporting Education Abroad & Student Career Development at http://www.aifsabroad.com/advisors/pdf/Tillman_Best_Practices.pdf
While I have found no causal connection between campuses with strong internationalization policies and robust practices when it comes to linking study abroad & career service offices to advise students on their study abroad decision-making, this portal provides an important compendium of resource links for review: http://campusinternationalization.org/
On the other hand, it is more likely that campuses with strong leadership advocating for internationalization of their campus will, of necessity, support active engagement by faculty and administrators in making the case to students that international experience matters and is an integral component of their undergraduate education.
But this is not enough. The advising process, per se, needs – more often than not- to be harmonized between the two offices most often visited by students when it comes to sorting out their options for off-campus learning: career services & study abroad.
Categories: Education Abroad & Global Workforce Development