The UNM Global Education Office and the Study Abroad Health & Safety Committee present a program for faculty interested in leading programs abroad on Wednesday, Sept. 19, from 3-4:30 p.m. in Mitchell Hall room 104.

Each year about 30 UNM instructors take students abroad for international study programs to many countries and in many fields of study. They are sometimes the first experience our students have outside the United States and often lead to other international experiences and future careers. Many students consider them life-changing events. UNM has committed to expanding the number of international opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students, and is seeking faculty to be program leaders.

This workshop is open to all UNM faculty, especially those interested in developing and leading new international programs for students. Presenters are staff of the Global Education Office and a panel of experienced UNM faculty-led program leaders.

Topics include:
• Creating program themes and curriculum
• Preparing a budget
• Developing academic standards
• Building-in cultural immersion
• Applying for UNM program support funding
• Recruiting and selecting students
• UNM faculty-led trip policies
• Developing pre-departure orientation
• Maintaining best practices in health and safety
• Program evaluation

For more information, contact Ken Carpenter, Global Education Office, or call 505-277-4032.

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