Educating Students on Study Abroad
While nearly sixty percent of students at Skidmore choose to study off campus at some point during their 4 years here, there are always those students who don’t realize until it’s too late that it’s an option for them. It is true that studying off-campus for a semester or academic year does not fit into everyone’s plan of study, but with your help, we can make sure that all students are equally informed about their options.
Ways to encourage study abroad:
Advise first year students to plan ahead for study abroad
Students need to start thinking about and planning for study abroad early in their Skidmore careers. The sooner they start to do this, the more likely it is that they'll have a more meaningful study abroad experience.
Promote study abroad in your classroom
- Highlight OCSE events like the annual Off-Campus Study Fair, information sessions, pre-departure and returnee events.
- Encourage students to stay up-to-date with what's happening in study abroad by visiting our website, blog, and following us on twitter.
- Invite OCSE staff or study abroad returnees to come to your class for a brief presentation.
- Incorporate study abroad returnees or OCSE staff into your class discussions or assignments.
- Meet with OCSE staff to learn about programs that fit with your students’ major.
Keep OCSE materials and advising tools in your office
We’d be happy to provide you brochures, flyers for upcoming events, approved program materials and other study abroad resource materials. If there is a specific tool that would be helpful in your advising, let us know!