Workshop for study abroad leaders

New 'micromester' cultural immersion among topics at Sept. 26 event

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11:49 a.m., Sept. 10, 2013--The University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies will host a faculty workshop on Thursday, Sept. 26, from 3:30-4:45 p.m. in 227 Purnell Hall for faculty interested in leading a study abroad program.

Included in the discussions will be a new “micromester,” a winter/summer semester program of no longer than three weeks to be offered starting in winter 2015. 

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The three- to four-credit course is designed to be taught by one faculty member in a country located less than a 10-hour flight away from UD.

“The idea behind the micromester is to offer a cultural immersion tied closely to the selected course while supporting the needs of faculty working on research, promotion and tenure,” said Amy Johnson, deputy director of the Institute for Global Studies. “We are hoping that traveling for not more than three weeks supports the faculty in their work, while offering students a much lower priced opportunity to travel on our famed study abroad programs.”

In addition to discussions about the micromester, the workshop will include a question-and-answer session about UD study abroad, a panel of program experts to help with ideas, and additional information on developing study abroad proposals. 

Faculty may want to bring their laptops to get the process started at this session.

To register for the workshop, contact Ruthie Toole at the Institute for Global Studies, 831-4004.

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