Program Director Workshops and Training

Program faculty and staff trainings are offered annually by the Study Abroad Office. Session topics sometimes rotate to provide relevant and varied information to support those leading group programs.

Faculty/Staff Training Materials

Workshop and training materials are available to all NC State faculty, staff, and program personnel.
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Annual Fall Workshops

New Study Abroad Program Director Orientation

Held early in the fall semester, the orientation is required for all new program directors, the training includes an overview of academics and the global knowledge GEP co-requisite; risk management, health, and safety; budgets and finances; reviewing student applications/student queries; orientations; and program timeline.

Study Abroad Marketing and Recruitment Strategies

This early fall semester session is for new and returning program directors to review recruitment strategies for group programs to ensure healthy program enrollments. Following the session, the Study Abroad Office typically holds a reception to welcome back returning faculty and staff from summer programs and to connect regarding upcoming programs.

Spring Workshops

These may be offered on a rotating basis.

Cultural Competence Training for Faculty

The Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity’s Increasing Cultural Competence Initiative aims to provide a common framework and resources to assist faculty in providing not only a stellar educational experience for their students but also one of inclusivity and understanding. The Study Abroad Office encourages all program directors to take advantage of this opportunity in order to be well equipped to teach cultural competence to program participants, which is an important aspect of running a highly successful study abroad program.

First Aid Mental Health and Safety

Study abroad program directors often support students facing physical and mental health issues while on-site. This training provides an overview of basic first aid skills, such as familiarity with epi-pens and inhalers, talking students through panic attacks, and starting tough conversations with students. This session was offered in Spring 2019 and was recorded for future viewing. See faculty/staff training materials available with NC State login.