Support Study Abroad
How Faculty Can Support Study Abroad
From the Montclair State Strategic Plan, 2011
Of all the international options available to students, international study abroad, with the attendant immersion in the language and culture of the host country, is by far the most effective in cultivating a consciousness of cosmopolitan citizenship and international engagement.
There are many ways for Montclair State Faculty and Staff to support students in international engagement.
- Propose to Lead a Faculty-Led Tour. Find out more about how you can design, propose and lead a study abroad program in your area of expertise.
- Schedule a Study Abroad Presentation in your Classroom or for Your Office or Club from a Study Abroad Peer Advisor or Staff Member. The Study Abroad Office has a very active network of returned study abroad students who have volunteered to be Study Abroad Peer Advisors (SAPA). These SAPA students are available to make classroom presentations, man tables at fairs, talk one-on-one with prospective study abroad students and present at clubs and learning communities. Study Abroad staff members are also available on request to make presentations to faculty, departments, offices and students. Request a presentation or meeting today!
- Learn About Study Abroad Opportunities for Students in Your Academic or Regional Area of Interest. The Global Education Center offers programs for students in over 50 countries around the world, in nearly every academic discipline. In addition to Montclair State faculty-led programs, students can participate in semester exchange programs or study abroad provider programs.
Wondering how students in your department can gain an international perspective in the field? Explore our Programs Page. You can search available programs by destination, academic discipline and term. Become familiar with what is available to better advise students and find complements to your program. For more information about how study abroad works, please explore our pages or reach our Director for a meeting to answer all of your questions about study abroad.
- Host an international exchange student for a holiday, short-homestay or just for a day. Montclair State works closely with a number of organizations to host international students through special sponsored programs such as:
We often seek local families to host students for brief periods before the beginning of a semester, for holidays, or just to have a local “family” in the community to make them feel more at home and experience American culture. If you would like to be on the contact list for hosting, contact the Director and we’ll reach out to you when there is an opportunity.