Academic Credibility in
Faculty-led Education Abroad

Faculty addressing the culture learning priorities of courses taught abroad

A tradition in U.S. higher education dating back to the age of Colonial Colleges, professors have valued the opportunity to introduce students to learning through travel, primarily to Europe. Thousands of U.S. college and university professors lead groups of students on travel programs across the globe every year. According to Education Abroad professionals, these group trips are important high impact educational experiences for students. And for hundreds of professors passionate about introducing students to the wonders of international travel, they commonly cite the need for students to develop “global competencies” necessary for successful careers in an increasingly global economy and workforce. …