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Tuesday, April 14 • 5:00pm - 6:15pm
Location and Theme as Challenges and Opportunities in Study Abroad

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There are many options one faces when considering the creation of a study abroad program. Successful student recruitment needs to consider the desirability of the location and the theme of the program, while balancing the desire for a rich experience with safety and security. Faculty considerations must also be taken into account. This panel brings organizers from several study abroad programs who will discuss issues related to location and theme.
Moderator: Steven D. Anderson, James Madison University
Panelists: Cathy Shafran, Oakland University; Jerusalem, Israel - Teaching Reporting When a War Breaks Out -- How to teach Conflict Reporting in safety 
Shaun Wright, James Madison University; Bosnia and Ireland - Collaborating with Local Nonprofit Organizations to Form Engaged Learning and Cross-cultural Experiences
Darren J. Sweeney, Central Connecticut State University; Normandy, France - It's Not Your Average Study Abroad: Deadline Reporting in a Foreign Country
Steven D. Anderson, James Madison University; Urbino, Italy - Exotic Landscapes, Beaches, Food and Wine: Popularity and Growth
Jeff Brody, California State University, Fullerton; Valencia, Spain - At Home, Abroad: Community-based Reporting Overseas

Tuesday April 14, 2015 5:00pm - 6:15pm
Pavilion 10

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