AIFS / AIFS Foundation Collection

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The purpose of the AIFS/AIFS Foundation Education Abroad Special Collection is to collect, preserve, and make available for research primary and secondary materials relating to the history and development of U.S. education abroad from its beginnings up through the present day. The collection includes documents, correspondence, publications, photographs, and other materials that contribute to this purpose. Established by the Forum on Education Abroad in 2013, this special collection has been developed with financial support from the American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS) and the AIFS Foundation.

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"What Students Don't Learn Abroad," by Ben Feinberg

May 3, 2002

This article by Ben Feinberg in The Chronicle Review discusses the shortcomings of study abroad programs in terms of student development and broadening student world-views. Feinber argues that many study abroad programs are geared toward...

Format: Newspapers and Magazines

Collection: Jon V.C. Booth Papers

Location: AIFS-Booth - 9.13

University of Pennsylvania Office of International Programs - Annual Report (2002-2003)

2003

A reflection on the status of the Office of International Programs at the University of Pennsylvania  for the 2002-2003 academic year.  It reviews the highlights of the 2002-2003 year and outlines priorities for the 2003-2004 academic year.

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Collection: AIFS

Location: AIFS

The Aleph: A Journal of Global Perspectives (No. 2)

2003

The Aleph: A Journal of Global Perspectives features student essays and images about the conversation between cultures while abroad.

Format: Essays and Dissertations

Collection: Brian Whalen Papers

Location: AIFS-Whalen

"On the Purposes of Study Abroad," by William Cressey

August 24, 2004

An email from William Cressey to the members of SECUSSA containing a short piece that he wrote about studying abroad with some thoughts on how to improve the field and the types of questions students should ask themselves when making the decision...

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Collection: Jon V.C. Booth Papers

Location: AIFS-Booth - 9.14

Global Competence & National Needs: One Million Americans Studying Abroad

2005

The Commission on the Abraham Lincoln Study Abroad Fellowship Program presents "Global Competence & National Needs: One Million Americans Studying Abroad", a vision for one million American students to study abroad annually for the following...

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Collection: Jon V.C. Booth Papers

Location: AIFS-Booth - 8.23

A Baseline Survey of Curriculum Integration in Education Abroad

2005

A pamphlet from The Forum on Education Abroad analyzing data from the 2003-2004 Survey of Curricular Integration.  

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Collection: Forum on Education Abroad

Location: AIFS-Forum - 2.2

"The Exchange Student Survival Kit," by Bettina Hansel

2007

The Exchange Student Survival Kit by Bettina Hansel is a guide for high school exchange students and college study abroad students participating in a home stay.

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Collection: Brian Whalen Papers

Location: AIFS-Whalen

The Institute of European Studies MAP for Study Abroad

2007

The IES MAP for Study Abroad is a tool for designing and evaluating study abroad programs. MAP is an abbreviation for Model Assessment Practice. The Institute for the International Education of Students published the fourth edition in...

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Collection: Brian Whalen Papers

Location: AIFS-Whalen

Meeting America's Global Education Challenge: Current Trends in U.S. Study Abroad & the Impact of Strategic Diversity Initiatives

May 2007

"Current Trends in U.S. Study Abroad &  the Impact of Strategic Diversity Initiatives" is a part of the Institute for International Education's Study Abroad White Paper Series. This research papers discusses how the current trends in study...

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Collection: Jon V.C. Booth Papers

Location: AIFS-Booth - 8.24

Open Doors: Report on International Educational Exchange

2008

A statistical report of the Institute of International Education (IIE) concerning student mobility trends of American students in foreign programs and international students in U.S. programs.

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Collection: Brian Whalen Papers

Location: AIFS-Whalen

"'I'll Remember This Trip': Fifty Years of Study Abroad at UW-Madison," by Joan Raducha

2008

"I'll Remember This Trip": Fifty Years of Study Abroad at UW-Madison by Joan A. Raducha describes the founding and history of international education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Collection: AIFS

Location: AIFS

The Forum on Education Abroad Conference Program (2008)

April 2-4, 2008

This conference program is for the Fourth Annual Conference of the Forum on Education Abroad, which took place on April 2-4, 2008 at Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts.  It contains the conference schedule for "Mapping the Field" as well...

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Collection: Forum on Education Abroad

Location: AIFS-Forum - 1.1

College Year in Athens: The First 45 Years

2009

College Year in Athens: The First 45 Years (1962-2007)  is a narrative of the founding and the history of the study abroad program College Year in Athens (CYA) for American students traveling to Greece.

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Collection: AIFS

Location: AIFS

Educating Global Citizens in College and Universities

2009

Peter Stearns analyzes the major aspects of global education in American higher education institutions in Educating Global Citizens in College and Universities: Challenges and Opportunities.

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Collection: Brian Whalen Papers

Location: AIFS-Whalen

IIE White Paper Series, "Promoting Study Abroad in the Science and Technology Fields" (No. 5)

March 2009

The Institute of International Education published "Promoting Study Abroad in the Science and Technology Fields" as part of their Study Abroad White Paper Series. This series is aimed at expanding the capacity and diversity of study abroad...

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Collection: Brian Whalen Papers

Location: AIFS-Whalen

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