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Short Term IEEE: International Embedded Educational Experiences (i.e. Study Tours)

A Guide for Faculty

Introduction

In 2001, the College of Agricultural Sciences made a commitment to increase the number of students who study abroad during their undergraduate career.  It quickly became apparent that while we wished large numbers of our students would choose a semester abroad many had legitimate reasons why a semester wasn’t feasible for them.  Therefore, we decided increased short term international educational opportunities embedded into courses would give more students an opportunity for international experiences.

The College’s goal for  2012, is that every major will offer, at least every other year, a well planned short term international experience connected to a course.  We do not encourage short term study tours or ag tourism.  By working with faculty coordinators to secure resources, CAS will be able to offer affordable experiences to agricultural sciences students.  

To help faculty members plan both an academically sound and a culturally interesting experience, the CAS International Programs office put together an IEEE Manual for guidance through the process. An outline of the manual follows