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.
- 2019-2020 New Program Director Orientation Presentation Slides
- NC State Group Program Finance Training
- Words Matter: Study Abroad, More Than A Trip
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 (rotating topics)
Designing Study Abroad Programs through a DEI Lense
Our social identities (e. g. race, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, socio-economic status) shape how we experience the world and how others perceive us. In this interactive session, we will unpack our own social identities, examine identities in global contexts, and through case study exercises, gain tools for engaging faculty and students in this conversation.
- Designing Study Abroad Programs through a DEI Lense Presentation Slides (Spring 2020 Session)
- Working with Diverse Students
Student Conduct, Rules and Expectations for Group Programs
With guidance from the Offices of General Counsel, Student Conduct, and Institutional Equity and Diversity, attendees will discuss appropriate on-site study abroad group program rules, student expectations, and conduct consequences.
- Student Conduct, Rules and Expectations for Group Programs Presentation Slides (Spring 2020 Session)
- Study Abroad Emergency Preparedness (Spring 2018 Session)
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.
- NC State OIED Cultural Competence Toolkit (Spring 2019 Session)
- NC State Inclusive Excellence Certificate
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.
- First Aid for Study Abroad Program Directors (Spring 2019 Session)
- Mental Health Wellness Abroad (student handout)
Other Articles and Resources
- (Re)Learning to Live Together in 2020
- International educators must lead on anti-racist education
- How International Education Can Help Advance Social Justice
- NC State is a member of Diversity Abroad
- Confronting Systemic Racism as International Educators (an open letter)
- Creating Brave Spaces in Program Director-Led Education Abroad Programs (webinar)
- Matrix for Self-Care and Creating Brave Spaces Abroad (PDF)
- Country Diversity Climate Notes (member access only – Ask your program coordinator for a copy today!)
- Program Design & Advising Guide for Transgender Students (PDF)
- Guide for Homestay Families Hosting LGBTQI+ Students Abroad (PDF)
- True Allyship: A Toolkit for Allies of the LBTQIA+ Community