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Education Abroad
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.

1. PROGRAM DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT

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?
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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.
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2. PROGRAM CUSTOMIZATION AND IMPLEMENTATION

Depending on the nature of your program, it may be more efficient to partner with an education abroad program provider to customize the development and implementation of your program. Gateway will listen to your needs and provide complimentary introductions to appropriate program providers that may be able to accommodate your programming goals. 


There are many reasons why you might choose to work with a program provider to customize your program:

Similarly, there are reasons you might not want to work with a program provider, such as:

3. PROGRAM EVALUATION & ASSESSMENT

Gateway can provide free advice and recommendations as needed around best practices in education abroad program evaluation and assessment. We can provide information on the most popular evaluation strategies, assessment tools and tips for avoiding the common pitfalls associated with student learning outcomes assessment. Gateway is here to help answer your questions.

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Education Abroad Provider Organizations

The history of education abroad program providers arguably stretches back to the very beginnings of education abroad programming and these organizations have had an essential and influential role in shaping the development of education abroad programming over the decades. Gateway is very familiar with the range and type of providers available and if wanted, we can make introductions to reputable partner organizations that can assist with customized programming. In some cases, your institution may already have an approved partner list and in that case, we will support you with selecting among those organizations.

 

Gateway referrals are provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval of any of the products, services or opinions of the organizations. Gateway bears no responsibility for the services offered by any external organization.

 

Some of Gateway’s existing partner organizations include:

Based in the Czech Republic, GIOBA is a boutique educational company with more than 20 years of international education and global business consulting experience. The specialize in providing experiential learning programs that connect the academic and business worlds and that equip graduates with real-world experiences and transferable work skills to succeed in the competitive global job market.

CEPA is a German-based company which specializes in faculty-directed programs. Through expert knowledge of the destinations, close connections to local communities and cultures, CEPA offers high-quality short and long-term programs. CEPA primarily supports programs in Europe but may be able to offer support in other global regions, too.  The multi-lingual and multi-national team at CEPA is dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of excellence in everything they do.

With locations throughout the world, KEI offers affordable education abroad programming that integrates courses, internships and cultural interaction. KEI programs allow students to complete major-specific and general education requirements, gain practical experience and enhance their understanding of the world through cultural and social immersion.
CET Academic Programs is an education abroad organization that has been operating innovative educational programs abroad since 1982. Today, CET offers a varied portfolio of programs around the world for college, high school, pre-college, and gap year students.

Our Expertise

Gateway International Group offers highly professional and seasoned international educators who bring years of experience in higher education and have extensive knowledge of education abroad programming and practice. Gateway operates in accordance with the Standards of Good Practice on Education Abroad.