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Certifications & Programs

Study Abroad Program Leader Certification

This series is designed to culminate in the certification of faculty as Study Abroad Program Leaders.  The designation will indicate completion of 20 hours of professional development in the area of study abroad and global experiences and will prepare faculty members to develop and lead a meaningful short-term study abroad experience for Valencia’s students.

To successfully complete the Study Abroad Program Leader Certification and meet the qualifications to lead a study abroad program, the full-time faculty member must complete three courses in the prescribed order below.

The Study Abroad Program Leader Certification Program was recognized by The Institute of International Education (IIE) on January 2014.

Congratulations to our newly certified

Study Abroad Program Leaders!

Certification Planning Document

The planning document provides a list of required and optional courses which can be used to plan your certification or program. It is available as a printer-friendly fillable PDF. Study Abroad Program Leader Certification Planning Document

Required Courses (20 Hours)

Participants will engage in an overview of the Study Abroad program, the student global distinction pathway, and global competency skills. Additionally, participants will develop a global perspective as well as explore different models for internationalizing curriculum and high impact educational practices.
Note: This is a required course in the Study Abroad Program Leader Certification and must be taken first in the series of required courses Stewardship as a Study Abroad Program Leader (INDV 3356) and Designing a Study Abroad Proposal (LCTS 3316). Although leading a study abroad program is limited to full-time faculty, this course is appropriate for all faculty interested in learning more about internationalizing their curriculum.

 

Participants will develop global leadership skills to lead study abroad experiences. Participants will learn how to create an atmosphere of inclusion and mitigate issues when studying abroad through exploring a variety of scenarios and role-playing. Additionally, faculty will develop a risk management plan. This course is designed for full-time faculty interested in leading a study abroad program.
Note: This is a required course in the Study Abroad Program Leader Certification. Participants must successfully complete the following prerequisite prior to enrolling in this course: Introduction to SAGE (LCTS 3316).

 

Participants will create authentic learning experiences for studying abroad. Additionally, participants will develop a curriculum plan, destination logistics, budget, and recruitment strategies.
Note: This is a required course in the Study Abroad Program Leader Certification. Participants must successfully complete the following prerequisites prior to enrolling in this course: Introduction to SAGE (LCTS 3315) and Stewardship as a Study Abroad Leader (INDV 3356). This course is designed for full-time faculty interested in leading a study abroad program.

 

 

For More Information on Study Abroad and Global Experiences

Please contact Robyn Brighton, Director of Study Abroad and Global Experiences, or visit the SAGE webpage.