What a Wonderful World: Developing Students as Global Leaders Through Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs 


What a Wonderful World: Developing Students as Global Leaders Through Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs

Recorded on December 5, 2023

Discover how faculty-led study abroad programs can help students from all backgrounds become citizens of the world.

Faculty-led programs present the most affordable Study Abroad option for all students, many of whom cannot afford to miss a semester of school or the cost of a semester-long program. Faculty-led programs, both domestic and international, can be transformative—not just for students, but also for faculty leaders and host communities. Specifically, these programs can help students and faculty to broaden their world views, which can lead to more holistic and inclusive personal and leadership practices while also having a positive economic and social impact on the host community. While the benefits are numerous, establishing a new program can be a daunting task. During this webcast, we will discuss this process in detail and provide relevant resources to help you to develop a program on your own campus.

Joining us are two experts in the art of crafting faculty-led programs:

  • Dr. Sumanth Reddy, from Bowie State University, hopes to inspire other faculty and staff to pursue these shorter, more intensive international and experiential education experiences by sharing his experience with creating both domestic and international faculty-led programs.
  • Roman Yavich, founder of Learn from Travel, a third-party provider for faculty-led programs, will provide supporting information, resources, and best practices.


Who Should Attend

This program is ideal for faculty and staff who are interested in increasing Study Abroad and domestic Study Away programs on their campus.

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Portrait of Dr. Sumanth G. Reddy

Dr. Sumanth G. Reddy

Asst. Prof. & Coordinator of Geography
Dr. Sumanth G. Reddy received his B.S. from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, an M.S. from the University of North Texas, and a Ph.D. from Kansas State University, all in Geography. His research interests are in medical, cultural, population, and tourism geography, with regional application in Africa and Asia. Dr. Reddy has traveled globally for research, conferences, and leisure to over 45 countries. He is passionate about study abroad and providing students with the opportunity to experience the world beyond the classroom. Read full bio.

Portrait of Roman Yavich

Roman Yavich

Founder, Learn from Travel
Roman Yavich fell in love with travel and sustainability in college. After studying abroad in Chile and researching economic inequality in Argentina, he saw the potential for sustainable tourism to be a model for economic development. He received a Fulbright Grant in 2006 to research sustainable tourism in Nicaragua. In 2007 he co-founded Comunidad Connect, a nonprofit organization that funds its community development work by hosting student groups. Read full bio.

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Portrait of Sandra Miles

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