40th Anniversary Retrospective

Overseas Study at Indiana University

by Kathleen Sideli; Walter Nugent



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/27/2014

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 250
ISBN : 9781491858561
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 250
ISBN : 9781491872994

About the Book

This 40th Anniversary Retrospective presents the reminiscences of the directors of Indiana University’s Office of Overseas Study, from its creation in 1972 until the present day. They recount not only how IU faculty and administrators selected partners and locations around the world but also how they established systems at the university to facilitate student access and participation. Integrating such programs into a large public institution of eight campuses posed challenges as well as opportunities. While study abroad today is considered a high impact educational activity that students expect from a college experience, the eight authors show how unique such opportunities were just a few decades ago. Faculty and administrators who are tasked today with designing education abroad programs for students will appreciate and learn from this comprehensive overview of administrative and academic know-how. And those who had similar experiences during the past few decades will commiserate with the trials and tribulations inherent to internationalizing an institution of higher education.

About the Author

Kathleen Sideli is Associate Vice President for Overseas Study at Indiana University where she has system-wide responsibility for education abroad programs. She holds a B.A. from Molloy College and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Indiana University where she taught Spanish for twenty-five years. She has published and presented in the field of international education and has served on the boards of multiple organizations. She was a founding member and first President of the Forum on Education Abroad. Walter Nugent taught at IU from 1963 to 1984, when he became Tackes Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame, retiring in 2000. He was Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University from 1967-72, founding Director of Overseas Study in 1972-76 and Associate Dean for International Programs 1974-76. He has authored a dozen books in US and comparative history, as well as about 200 journal articles, essays, and reviews. He has been president of three historical societies and has lectured in Ireland, Israel, Italy, Poland, and Brazil, as well as the United States.