Our [Current] Work
Our focus this semester is creating resources to help students identify and articulate their study abroad skills.
We're creating a self-paced online course that students can download once they return from study abroad.
Skills Inventory Course
Our course is based on the exercises from our skills inventory workbook. But it goes much more in depth.
Here's the basic course syllabus:
Part 1: Short Lecture: What are study abroad skills? Why do they matter after you come back?
Part 2: Critical Reflection + Skills Inventory: Exercises to help students reflect on their experiences. And exercises to help them translate experiences into skills
Part 3: Master Resume Activity: How to add study abroad skills into a master resume they can use to write their resumes, pick examples for interviews, or as a starting point for student advising conversations (with career counselors or academic advisors).
Part 4: Resource Spotting: a brainstorm session about...
- how they can use their experiences and skills in the future;
- how to get support from career counselors, academic advisors, and others
- how to fill in gaps in their skills
- some of the next steps after study abroad
want to offer our course to your students?
If you're interested in offering this course for students in your school or organization, here's how it works:
- Step 1: Buy Seats. Your school can buy a specified number of "seats" to the course.
- Step 2: Receive a Unique Code. We'll mail you a unique code for each seat.
- Step 3: Distribute the Codes. It's up to you how to distribute codes to students. We recommend emailing them individually to students who show interest in the course.
- Step 4: Students Learn. The course is asynchronous, so students can start it as soon as they receive their code / return from abroad--even if school is not in session.
- Step 5: Optional Check In. We'll be checking in on your students along the way. But we'll also give you materials that you can use to follow up with students -- and so you can use their data in your marketing about the benefits of your study abroad program.
Want more information?
If you'd like to talk more in depth about the course or if you'd like a free seat (as an educator) to see the course in action when it launches, contact us at
Also, if you're in the Chicagoland area and you'd like to host a live version of the course, we'd be more than happy to present an abbreviated version or workshop to fit your needs.
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