Denver, CO. (PRWEB) November 14, 2012
GlobaLinks Learning Abroad, a leading provider of study abroad programs across the globe promoting academic, cultural, personal, professional, and social discovery, today announced nine new pre-designed faculty-led study abroad courses for universities and faculty seeking quality, affordable and dynamic solutions for taking groups of students abroad. The programs in Australia, New Zealand, and China include short-term, summer, or semester immersion options.
“GlobaLinks Learning Abroad created these courses to ease the process for universities and faculty who want to lead their students on successful academic experiences abroad but may not have the time or the expertise to plan the entire program,” said Cynthia Banks, Executive Director and CEO of GlobaLinks Learning Abroad. “Our organization brings more than 20 years of leadership in designing, building and supporting customized faculty-led programs. These nine pre-designed courses represent the best-of-the-best of our most popular programs, keeping in mind we also can customize them in various ways to best suit our university clients.”
The nine pre-designed courses are offered in Australia and New Zealand, as well as in China through partner Next Step Connections in Shanghai, and feature popular academic program areas including engineering, sport, hospitality, business, ecology and the environment, said Steve Luther, Director of Specialty Programs and Outreach for GlobaLinks Learning Abroad. “These courses give universities and potential faculty program leaders a superb program outline offering daily field visits, guest lectures, and a host of cultural activities,” Luther said. “We start with these templates and then add the faculty leader’s specialty and interests to truly make it personal and relevant for their groups.”
Pre-designed faculty-led course descriptions:
The Global Sport Experience in Australia: Appropriate for faculty and students in sport management and business, kinesiology, athletic training, human performance, and related areas.
The Global Sport Experience in New Zealand: Appropriate for faculty and students in sport management and business, kinesiology, athletic training, human performance, and related areas.
Economic & Cultural Discovery of China: Appropriate for faculty and students in business administration, economics, finance, marketing, commerce, international business and related areas.
Tropical Biology and Ecosystems in Australia: Appropriate for faculty and students in biology, ecology, ecosystems, the environment, and related areas.
The Environment and Outdoors in New Zealand: Appropriate for faculty and students in environmental science/studies, outdoor education, recreation and leisure, and related areas.
Hospitality and Tourism in Australia: Appropriate for faculty and students in hospitality, hotel and institutional management, tourism, ecotourism, event management, and related areas.
Traditional Chinese Medicine: Appropriate for faculty and students in health sciences, public health, and cultural studies of one of the world’s oldest practiced forms of alternative medicine.
Global Engineering Practices in Australia: Appropriate for faculty and students in engineering, sustainability, construction management, architecture, built environment, and related areas.
International Business & Marketing in Australia: Appropriate for faculty and students in business administration, marketing, commerce, international business and related areas.
Hospitality and Events Management in China: Appropriate for faculty and students in hospitality, hotel and institutional management, tourism, ecotourism, event management, and related areas.
MBA Global Immersion in China: Designed to offer a short-term international experience for faculty and students in MBA and postgraduate business programs in one of the world’s most booming economies.
More options are available, Luther said.
“Besides these nine pre-designed faculty-led courses, GlobaLinks Learning Abroad also offers other custom-designed faculty-led courses to fit almost any duration and academic area in various countries including Spain, Australia, New Zealand, and China,” Luther said. “Cost is one of the most important considerations with customized faculty-led programs, and one of the many points of value we bring is through consultation in helping universities decide what is most important to include and what can adjust to keep the costs affordable.”
For more information, visit the customized programs page of http://www.GlobaLinksAbroad.org.
About GlobaLinks Learning Abroad:
GlobaLinks Learning Abroad is a leading provider of education abroad and internship programs for college-level students in destinations across the globe. Students from more than 800 universities and colleges across North America choose to study and intern with GlobaLinks Learning Abroad each year in destinations in the Pacific Region (Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji), in Asia, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand) and Europe (Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Greece, Scotland, Spain, Wales, Ireland, Italy and the Netherlands.) Since it was founded in 1990, GlobaLinks Learning Abroad has sent more than 26,000 students on educational programs worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.GlobaLinksAbroad.org.