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Expanding and Strengthening our Education Abroad Portfolio: The Role of Student International Academic Affairs (Study Abroad Office)

Expanding participation in study abroad is a principal goal of the University's Strategic Plan. Student International Academic Affairs (SIAA), as the university's central unit for managing education abroad activities, seeks to collaborate with units across the campus in achieving this goal. SIAA provides a resource to the university community in creating and managing short- and long-term programs abroad. It has been asked by the Provost's Office to carry out a variety of related functions for the university community. SIAA provides the following services to the university and its units:

  • Coordinate and manage campus-wide initiatives, standards, and policies.
  • Collaborate with college-based study abroad staff and advisors.
  • Sponsor faculty curricular development workshops and grants.
  • Develop the university's international portfolio responding to student and unit needs.
  • Consult with departments on their international curricular footprints and interests (where do their students go, what do they study, what departmental credits are awarded abroad?)
  • Manage short- and long-term education abroad activities and related databases, application processes, and business practices.
  • Manage risk, health and safety concerns, as well as emergency response and State Department Travel Warnings for all students abroad.
  • Represent the university and disseminate information regarding education abroad.

For additional information contact Bo White or Office of the Provost, Education Abroad and International Travel Policies.

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