Resources for Faculty & Staff
We value the partnerships with academic departments in promoting study abroad opportunities. Student surveys conducted by OIE in 2006-07 indicate that Carnegie Mellon students utilize faculty advisors, web resources, OIE advising, and friends and family as their primary resources during the study abroad planning process. Each person – faculty advisor, teaching professor, departmental study abroad coordinator, and OIE study abroad advisor – plays a crucial role in ensuring that Carnegie Mellon students get abroad and have a successful experience.
OIE study abroad advisors provide information and guidance to students from the earliest stages of study abroad exploration all the way to welcoming students back. Also, OIE staff provide the underlying administrative framework for the study abroad experience.
At the same time, faculty and department advisors encourage students and carefully review curricular “fit” and academic requirements among other things. To support academic and departmental colleagues, OIE offers:
- forms and resources on this website,
- departmental pre-departure orientations,
- major-specific advising information,
- exchange development advice,
- funds for faculty to visit targeted overseas programs, and
- an annual workshop to evaluate, discuss and improve study abroad.
Thanks to all of our academic and departmental partners who facilitate our students’ overseas experiences.