Program Design Consultation

Gateway is your partner in programming design, implementation and assessment.
The fundamental rationales for education abroad programming have expanded over time. For many faculty members, the importance of education abroad programming has long-been situated in language acquisition and cultural knowledge. For others, education abroad is more about developing intercultural competence and producing global-ready graduates who are able to work effectively in intercultural settings. As demonstrated by the growth of faculty-directed cohort programs, an increasing number of faculty members recognize the importance of graduating students who understand the international dimensions of their chosen disciplines and the need to establish and nurture global networks to support future study and/or professional interests. Whatever the rationale, Gateway is here to help faculty members and others with developing meaningful and sustainable education abroad programs.

Education Abroad Program Development

Designing and implementing effective education abroad programming has always been an integrated process. Generally, best practices in sustainable programming have focused on establishing an initial purpose supported by measurables goals and objectives that are achieved through effective program design and implementation. Programs are strengthened through ongoing program evaluation and iterative assessment strategies. Developing high-quality programming for a new generation of learners will require effective utilization of new instructional modalities, new thinking in how best to maximize learning and engagement in both virtual and hybrid contexts, and new ways to assess and demonstrate student learning outcomes that align with the demands of a changing workforce. Gateway is here as your partner in designing and developing effective education abroad programs.

Our Services

Gateway’s Customized Education Abroad Program Development services span the full cycle of program design, development, implementation, evaluation and assessment. Allow Gateway to provide complementary initial assistance with designing and developing your program and as needed, with introducing you to a reputable partner organization abroad that can assist with implementing your program. Gateway also offers free initial consulting assistance on best practices in program evaluation and assessment.
Gateway provides complimentary assistance to faculty members and others engaged in designing and developing education abroad programs, whether virtual or onsite. Gateway understands the range of program modalities and experience types, programming best practices and the pitfalls to avoid when designing and developing faculty-directed programs. Gateway is here to assist you in developing sustainable and well-designed programs that support students in their international learning and engagement.
Intended Program Learning Outcome: What will students learn? Pedagogical Approaches: How will students learn? Method of Assessment: How will you know if the students learned? Resources Needed: What resources do you need to enhance the learning?
Example: Students will learn to recognize the geological formations which exist across the varied topography of New Zealand.
Example: Lectures will be given on-site of the mountains visited to physically expose students to the sight, smell, and even taste of geological formations.
Example: Students will compose blog posts about pre-assigned formations and give an oral presentation of their knowledge on-site for a grade.
Example: Access to wireless internet for at least a few days.