ERIC Number: ED249879
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Students Abroad: A Guide for Selecting a Foreign Education.
American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, Washington, DC.; National Association for Foreign Student Affairs, Washington, DC. Field Service Program.
Basic information about selecting an educational opportunity abroad is presented. While the chief focus is academic programs, information is included that is relevant to work, travel, and volunteer service opportunities in other countries. Questions are posed to help the student judge the suitability and quality of programs. Procedures to follow to obtain academic credit for study abroad are also recommended. The following five types of study abroad programs are described: direct enrollment in a foreign university as a regular student or as an occasional or special student; a special program for foreign students at a foreign university; independent study, internships, or experiential learning; a program sponsored by a U.S. college or university; and a program sponsored by an organization other than a college or university. The following considerations in selected an academic opportunity abroad are addressed: program sponsor, program objectives, admissions requirements, curriculum, faculty, program and host country resources, orientation, program administration, housing, costs, and travel arrangements. Eighteen specific steps for students to follow are also outlined. (SW)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Ancillary School Services, College Programs, College Students, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Independent Study, International Educational Exchange, Internship Programs, Program Administration, Study Abroad
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Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: International Communication Agency, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, Washington, DC.; National Association for Foreign Student Affairs, Washington, DC. Field Service Program.