Ayusa Launches New Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program

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Ayusa Study Abroad provides teachers with comprehensive program management for customized faculty-led study abroad programs for high school students.

“Faculty-led study abroad programs offer high schools a unique opportunity to encourage study abroad programs that work specifically for their students and faculty,” said Joe Roma, director of Ayusa Study Abroad.

Ayusa, a non-profit promoting global learning and leadership through foreign exchange, study abroad and leadership programs for high school students, is pleased to announce its new customized faculty-led study abroad program. Ayusa’s faculty-led study abroad program allows high school teachers to create a customized study abroad experience for their students.

“Faculty-led study abroad programs offer high schools a unique opportunity to encourage study abroad programs that work specifically for their students and faculty,” said Joe Roma, director of Ayusa Study Abroad. “Students gain a global perspective while still in the company of familiar faculty and fellow students, while faculty members can push back the walls of their classrooms and offer students a unique experiential learning opportunity.”

Ayusa Study Abroad works with faculty leaders to develop individualized study abroad programs which reflect their specific curriculum while meeting the time constraints and financial needs of their students. Customized faculty-led study abroad programs can vary in length from one to eight weeks and can be developed to virtually any destination outside North America, based on specific curriculum and academic goals. Possible options include but are not limited to: volunteer abroad in Peru, art history in France, Spanish conversation in Spain.

Ayusa Study Abroad faculty-led programs give participants an affordable, high-quality study abroad experience. The program price includes flights, ground transportation, accommodations, local assistance, special programs elements, entrance fees, most meals and any other items necessary to provide a quality academic and cultural experience for students, with no hidden charges.

Ayusa Study Abroad handles all the logistical arrangements including academic coordination, 24-hour on site management, emergency assistance, accommodations, transportation, meals, student enrollment and accounting. Academic coordination takes account of classroom space, lectures and site visits. Student enrollment and accounting consists of registration, collection of participation fees, pre-departure information, dissemination and payment for all services.

All participants (including faculty leaders) are covered by a comprehensive accident and sickness insurance policy. A 24-hour help center, linked to this insurance coverage, is always available to provide assistance for any need, medical or otherwise. Ayusa maintains a $10,000,000 general liability policy through our parent company. Furthermore, all Ayusa Study Abroad programs are accompanied by a local on-site coordinator who is fluent in the local language and customs.

Program costs for faculty leaders are generally included in the student program price, subject to school policy.

About Ayusa
Ayusa International is a non-profit organization founded in 1981 to promote global learning and leadership through foreign exchange, study abroad and leadership programs for high school students from the U.S. and around the world. In addition, AYUSA administers multiple high profile grant programs funded by the U.S. Department of State.

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