“This Is the First Time I’ve Felt Like I Have Classmates.” A Guide to Providing Engaging Study Abroad Programs for the Diverse Population of Online Students
Cultural competencies including adaptability and problem-solving skills are vitally important for students. Not all students, however, have the time and/or finances to spend a semester or even a summer on a study abroad program. This is especially true of online students. The online student population at Arizona State University continues to grow, especially within the W. P. Carey School of Business. With this in mind, short-term study abroad programming was developed so every student had the opportunity to have an international experience during their undergraduate education. In this session, presenters will discuss the steps taken to develop the first Global Intensive Experience (GIE) program working closely with the Study Abroad Office, School of Agribusiness, and a corporate partner.
Michelle Laws, Arizona State Univeristy
Carrie Herrera Niesen, Arizona State University
Andrew Parady, Arizona State University