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Discussions of the Bible lands typically evoke images of Israel & its prominent biblical sites. Yet, its neighbors, Jordan & Egypt, are also steeped in rich Christian history. Tours to these areas can be combined with the Holy Land or Footsteps pilgrimages or stand on their own for a more in-depth study. Biblical...
You’ve decided the focus of your study abroad program, chosen a destination, and ideas are flowing. Now, how do you keep the momentum going throughout the program development process? We’ve asked three international education program developers to share roadblocks they've faced and how to overcome them. Meet our experts: Dr. Brandon Cromer,...
Creating a successful study abroad program requires balancing the quality of the students’ experience with affordability. Yes, everyone wants study abroad programs to be accessible to all students, but they also need to truly add value to the students’ education.  What’s the best way to make that happen?  We asked for tips from three international education program...
As program developers, one of our main responsibilities is offering students study abroad experiences that improve their cultural competence. We can do that by providing exposure to a variety of people, areas and/or aspects of the culture, challenging students' to examine preconceived notions, and inviting them to form relationships with local people. But how...
As we discussed in our last "Ask the Experts" installment, developing a faculty-led program with a co-leader has a number of advantages. But, is it worth it to consider partnering with a professor from another discipline? Let's talk about it. To discuss best practices from a number of perspectives, we spoke with...
A common issue that can make a huge difference in the quality of your program is the student-to-faculty ratio. Too many students can lead to safety issues; too few, and you may run into budget challenges (especially if the group leader is traveling for free). We asked the experts to offer their advice on finding the perfect balance. Our three...
In this second installment of our "Ask the Experts" series, we're taking a look at the proposal planning process for short-term study abroad trips. We'll discuss a basic timeline for program development, pre-proposal to-dos, and key topics to discuss with your provider. To offer a well-rounded view of faculty-led program planning best practices, we...
Developing a faculty-led program can be overwhelming. You have a laundry list of steps to take, and the road to planning a program isn’t always a straight one. However, there are numerous resources available, including insights from peers and experts in the field. This is the first installment of our "Ask the Experts"...
It's your very first time leading a trip. You know where you're going and you have people interested, but where do you go from there? We asked seasoned trip leaders, as well as our own employees, for their words of wisdom. Here's what they had to say: "Start group meetings early to discuss the...
Planning a group trip has never been so easy. Here are some the benefits of building your next Christian tour with Fellowship Travel