Advisor and Faculty Resources
Advisors and Faculty - Partners in Study Abroad
Study abroad is an academic program with GPA requirements, prerequisites, deadlines, assignments, and expectations for preparation, responsibility and engagement.
Study abroad is a process with a great number of choices but little flexibility. Details matter and can make all the difference. The staff of the CIP is committed to serving as many students as possible with the acknowledgement that a few may be disappointed if they have not learned about study abroad options and requirements.
Faculty, staff, and students are partners in the process with clear and complementary roles. Academic advising is primarily that of the faculty.
The student takes the most active role and responsibility for preparation and the quality of the experience. Each student must initiate, assess preparation, talk with his/her advisor, meet requirements, complete application, and meet deadlines.
The academic advisor assists the student with academic matters before, sometimes during and certainly after the experience. The advisor talks about academic consequences, assesses fit with academic plan, determines courses needed, reinforces language/course requirements in time, & directs student to fulfill eligibility requirements as indicated.
The CIP facilitates the process by sharing relevant information, developing advising that coordinates with the academic calendar, providing program information, assessing fit with programs, selecting participants who meet program requirements, conducting orientation, advising in collaboration with faculty, facilitating enrollment, participation, and reentry to the campus community.
Photo: 'Indian clan' in Varanasi courtesy of Faith Taylor K'13