Parents & Universities
WSA delivers value in a number of innovative ways beyond enhancing the semester abroad experience for students.
As we work with Universities, we come across useful resources for administrators and compile them below:
U.S. Department of State
Travel Alerts (short-term conditions to be cognizant of)
Travel Warnings (more serious concerns)
Center for Global Education
Cultural Adjustment (Addresses culture shock and local integration)
Resources for Educators (Links to web sites that address student health and safety, study abroad research, university consortia for international educators, etc.)
Study Abroad Statistics, Trends and Articles
European countries remain the most popular study abroad destinations for American students: The Almanac of Higher Education 2011 reports that Britian, Italy, Spain and France hold on to the top 4 study abroad destinations for American students. Read more about U.S. Student Study Abroad Destinations.
Interesting article about how to make study abroad more popular with students: The Quest for Collaboration in Study Abroad
IIE's 2010 Open Doors International Study Data: Fast Facts on where American students are going overseas and international student populations in the U.S.
Cross-Cultural Interaction and Development
Intercultural Development Inventory (Useful article on CIEE's initiative utilizing IDI to improve intercultural competence)