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Women in India participating in a focus group with Fulbright fellow Preethi Ravi

The Office of Global Learning’s Education Abroad team is dedicated to supporting Cornell students as they explore international opportunities, apply for study abroad, and learn in locations around the world.

An important part of our work is partnering with faculty and staff across campus. We hope you'll engage with us to promote study abroad and Global Hubs and expand meaningful international experiences and access for all Cornell students.

Ways to Promote Study Abroad

The Faculty and Staff section of our website is a resource as you plan high-impact international opportunities for your student populations and support their learning experiences.

We want to work with you! Here are some ways we can work together to create life-changing study abroad experiences.

Build Effective Programs

Create curricular pathways.

Study abroad is enhanced when students have confidence about how their program courses return to their degree. Students start their planning by visiting our Academics webpage and exploring programs by subject on Experience. You can help your students make more informed decisions by working with us to develop curricular information for your college, school, or program.

A great starting point is developing a list of recommended and popular study abroad programs and courses for particular majors or minors. Or work with us on developing thematic pathways—or at a more in-depth level, mapping course equivalencies between partners' offerings and Cornell undergraduate fields of study.

Explore short-term international programs.

Short-term programs offer undergraduates high-impact, focused study abroad experiences led by Cornell faculty and staff. Learn more about short-term programs and how faculty and academic units work with us to develop programs.

Host Tailored Info Sessions

Cosponsor a study abroad information session.

Our advisors are available to lead sessions on study abroad for your students—tailored to meet your goals. We can provide diverse undergraduate audiences with an overview of the study abroad process at Cornell and introduce resources they need to pursue international experiences that meet their academic goals. We can also fold our presentations into your existing outreach events. Please email us at least two weeks in advance to schedule a presentation.

Invite an Education Abroad advisor to present to your faculty or staff.

Our team will create a tailored presentation on the study abroad process at Cornell, including key recent changes, for your chairs or directors of undergraduate studies, faculty, or staff. We can showcase partner institutions and programs of interest in your area and give you the essential tools to support your advisees. Please email us at least two weeks in advance to schedule a presentation.

Foster Student Connections

Hold mixers and showcases for exchange students in your college or department.

Cornell welcomes incoming exchange students for a semester or academic year from over 40 universities and schools around the world, including Global Hubs partners. Exchange students are cultural ambassadors for their home institution and country and enrich campus and the classroom when they study abroad at Cornell. We encourage you to connect them with faculty and students in your area and create opportunities for them to talk about their home university, country, and world region.

Introduce your students to your colleagues around the world.

Your connections abroad make a world of difference to realizing study and research opportunities for your students, who are keen to find networks and dip into the world of working and researching abroad. Take the time to make formal and informal introductions and promote study and research with your international partners and colleagues in your discipline.

Share Students' Stories

Get a list of past study abroad participants in your college or department.

The most impactful stories and promotion of study abroad come from students themselves and peer-to-peer engagement. In Education Abroad, we maintain a list of study abroad participants who confirm their interest in sharing their experiences upon return. We're happy to share a tailored list with you! We encourage you to invite recent study abroad students to college and department info sessions and new student events to share their experiences with prospective study abroad students.

Promote study abroad on your social media channels.

Promote study abroad and share students' study abroad and international internship stories on your social media using #CornellAbroad or by tagging @CornelliansAbroad on Instagram.

Share upcoming events and opportunities with your students.

Sharing our upcoming events and opportunities with your students is an easy and effective way to get involved. Browse our website, including the events page, to get the latest on study abroad info sessions and more.

Let's get started!

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