Baldwin Wallace University Explorations/Study Abroad 2018 Annual Report

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2018-2019 Baldwin Wallace Study Abroad

ANNUAL REPORT SIMONE LAUREL Global Leadership Awardee

BA Literature and Culture


TABLE OF CONTENTS

YEAR AT A GLANCE NATIONAL RECOGNITION INDEPENDENT PROGRAMS FACULTY-LED PROGRAMS SITE VISITS PROGRAMMING

Check out our new study abroad video!

CAMPUS OUTREACH PEACE CORPS PREP HEALTH & SAFETY GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT AWARD LEARNING OUTCOMES THANK YOU & UPCOMING PROGRAMS

Not all classrooms have four walls.


YEAR IN REVIEW

Greetings, As we reflect on the last year, we have a lot to be proud of. As our five year Generation Study Abroad Commitment comes to a close, Explorations/Study Abroad is proud to announce we have surpassed our goal of sending 30% of full-time BW students abroad. The percentage has increased from 15% in 2014 to 39% of full time students travelling abroad during the 2018-2019 academic year (compared to the national average of 10%). Participants came from 56 different majors, across all eight schools, and traveled to 22 different countries.

Explorations continues to attract students across all disciplines, including through faculty-led programs that encourage expansion upon campus-based learning while abroad. For example, Zambia: Words in Action, undergraduate theater and film students produced a documentary focusing on how theater can be used to enact social change. Explorations also supported short-term programs to Japan, Ghana, Brazil, China and Costa Rica.

In addition to the expansion of short-term faculty-led programs, Explorations has continued to develop and strengthen long-term independent programs for students. Over the last five years, there has been a 115% increase in full-time undergraduate students studying away for a full semester. This past year, we have formed partnerships with four new universities: Sheffield Hallam and Edge Hill Universities in England, The Danish National School of Performing Arts in Denmark, and have expanded our relationship with Stirling University in Scotland.

We are proud to be a part of Baldwin Wallace’s unwavering commitment to empowering students as they enter an increasingly global society. As Explorations/Study Abroad evaluates our next set of goals for international education, we continue to provide and expand upon opportunities that will help shape Baldwin Wallace students into contributing and compassionate citizens. Sincerely,

Christie and Kristen

FULL-TIME STUDENTS TRAVELED ABROAD

39%


2018 2019

YEAR AT A GLANCE 100

% OF STUDY ABROAD STUDENTS HAVE BEEN RETAINED & HAVE PERSISTED TOWARDS A DEGREE OVER THE LAST 5 YEARS

22 $125,000

AWARDED IN SCHOLARSHIPS & GRANTS

WEEKS STUDENTS SPENT ABROAD

ACADEMIC MAJORS

COUNTRIES EXPLORED

1,370

56

FACULTY & STAFF REPRESENTED BW AROUND THE GLOBE

26


NATIONAL RECOGNITION Setting Standards In November '18, the Provost, Stephen Stahl, accepted the 2018 Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization in recognition of the “innovative” and “sustainable” BW in Zambia Program. This award is considered the most prestigious award in International Education. BW Study Abroad was featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2018 Innovators special edition, “2018 Innovators: 6 Programs to Change Classroom Culture” which highlighted our office’s unique approach to faculty involvement in international education.

REGIONAL LEADERSHIP

Explorations/Study Abroad Staff represented BW at the NAFSA Region VI conference in Columbus, OH in November.

Session 1: Know Before You Go: Administrative Lessons Learned (In collaboration with Ashland University Session 2: Lessons Learned from the Simon Award Panel Presentation Session 3: Round Table Discussion: Lessons Learned from the Simon Award


ENROLLMENT

QUICK FACTS

STUDENT ABROAD PARTICIPATION 2014-2019

28 Honors Students

250 INDEPENDENT PROGRAMS (>4 WEEKS) SHORT-TERM STUDY ABROAD

249 total

200

150

119 130 100

70 40

37

0

85 Athletes Abroad

52 51

2014-2015

36

2015-2016

69 43

183

108

139

108 58

60

54

66

2016-2017

2017-2018

2018-2019

Faculty-Led 68.8%

88% UNDERGRADUATES 12% GRADUATES

16%

Spring 9.9% Fall 17.1%

identify as a Racial or Ethnic Minority

fall 12.4%

summer 3.6%

Academic Year < .01%

Summer 3.4%

spring 10.4%

32% Male

50

139

73

Faculty led 72.7%

67% Female

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INDEPENDENT PROGRAMS 66

Students studied for a Summer, Full Semester, or Academic Year.

BW is partnered with over 30 programs around the globe where students have the opportunity to live abroad for a summer, full-semester or academic year and earn BW academic credit. We are always seeking new partnerships to add to our list of recommended programs. New this year are Edge Hill and Sheffield Hallam Universities in England, The Danish National School of Performing Arts in Denmark, and we expanded our partnership with Stirling University in Scotland. Be on the look-out for more programs to be added soon! Academic Majors

115%

Iin full-Semester Program participation in 5 Years!

I N C R E A S E

to learn more about our programs visit our website


FACULTY-LED

Zambia: Words in Action

Faculty-Led study abroad is an off-campus experience that is tied to an intensive on-campus orientation course, which ensures students are prepared academically and culturally for their experience. The travel portion of the program ranges in length from ten to 20 days, where learning continues on the road.

Be on the lookout for the unveiling of BW's first Study Abroad documentary in Fall 2019!

Led by Scott Plate and Duane Battle, students and Zambian Theater artists created a unified cohort that produced an original work of theater, and a documentary film about the process and the final product. BW engaged with community partners in transglobal dialogue via social media prior to meeting and working in person, and explored themes common to all participants. Participants also contributed to creating the documentary film in unique ways - by recording first-person confessional narratives, conducting interviews, capturing the fluid world of play creation as it happened, and by recording environmental imagery.Â

Check out their Facebook group here!

Ghana Beat

Led by Professors Christian Nsiah and Thomas Sutton, 19 students experienced Ghanaian culture, and learned about business practices and politics of Ghana. During the threeweek program, students explored Accra, Kumasi, and Cape Coast. They also had the opportunity to visit the Ghanaian Parliament, the Embassy, Elmina Castle, as well as Mole National park.


Twenty-three students traveled to Brazil, led by Professors Mary Pisnar and Anthony Dick. Throughout the eighteen-day tour, students visited Rio De Janeiro, Curitiba, Honey Island and Iguazu Falls. While exploring, they experienced Brazilian culture, saw world heritage sites, sports venues, and learned about Brazil’s economy.

Check out their Facebook group here!

Discovering Brazil

FACULTY-LED

This experience was life-changing. Having the chance to engage with the material we learned in class while in Japan was really rewarding. Also, the relationship that I developed with both the professors and the other students was unlike any other class I have had at BW. -Shoukai Japan participant

Shoukai Japan

Twenty-four students traveled to Japan, led by Professors Ken Schneck and Andrew Dohanos, where they learned about social perception and how it impacts intercultural interactions. During the two week program, students explored the cities of Tokyo, Osaka, Nara, and Kyoto while learning about the culture in Japan. Students were hosted by our exchange partner, Kansai Gaidai University, while also visiting Hiroshima, the Imperial Palace, Mount Fuji, and the Peace Memorial Park.


FACULTY-LED

Zambia: Speech language pathology

MBA in China

Fourteen students in the MBA Global Business program traveled to China in the Fall 2018 led by Professors Tony Chen and Shannon Fee. Students traveled throughout China including Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong. While learning about international business and Chinese culture, they also visited the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, and Hong Kong Disney.

Graduate Programs

Nineteen graduate students in the Speech-Language Pathology program traveled to Zambia, led by professors Chisomo Selemani, Amy Tepper, and Amy Larocca. Students observed and worked alongside practitioners in Zambia at several service sites, including hospitals and schools. While abroad, students also visited Livingstone, where they went on a safari and toured Victoria Falls.

Check out their Facebook group here!


SITE VISITS

Exploratory site visits are the best way for faculty/staff to gain first-hand knowledge about on-site facilities, meet local contacts and gain a better understanding of the culture and local environment. These site visits help maintain and improve program quality, provide accurate and needed information to students, while allowing the university to exercise due diligence in participant safety.

FACULTY EXPLORATORY SITE VISITS

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faculty participated in exploratory site visits.

IT’S NOT JUST STUDENTS WHO ARE ALL BRIGHT-EYED AND AWE-FILLED AS THEY ENCOUNTER ANOTHER COUNTRY AND CULTURE FOR THE FIRST TIME: FACULTY EXPERIENCE WONDER TOO! EXPLORATORY SITE VISITS ALLOW FACULTY THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPERIENCE THE COUNTRIES THAT WILL SERVE AS AN EXTENSION OF OUR CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENTS, NOT SO THAT THE SENSE OF WONDER IS DECREASED, BUT SO THAT WE CAN EVEN MORE EFFECTIVELY SUPPORT OUR STUDENTS’ NAVIGATION OF THESE ONCE-IN-ALIFETIME VISITS. FOR US, THE SENSO-JI TEMPLE AND THE MEIJI SHRINE WILL ALWAYS MAKE YOUR MOUTH HANG AGAPE, BUT IT CAN ONLY DO SO IF YOU CAN NAVIGATE THE JAPANESE SYSTEM OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT, WHICH OUR EXPLORATORY TRIP ALLOWED US TO LEARN. -KEN SCHNECK, SHOUKAI JAPAN CO-LEADER

STAFF SITE VISITS KRISTEN CATRINA, STUDY ABROAD ADVISOR, WAS INVITED TO ATTEND THE WINS CONFERENCE WITH WEBSTER UNIVERSITY IN VIENNA, AUSTRIA. SHE NOT ONLY GAINED FIRST-HAND KNOWLEDGE ABOUT VIENNA'S CAMPUS AND ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITIES FOR BW STUDENTS, SHE ALSO REPRESENTED BW DURING THE "WINS IN...YOUR WORLD" CONFERENCE SESSION.

CHRISTIE SHREFLER, STUDY ABROAD DIRECTOR, COMPLETED A SITE VISIT TO THE UNIVERSITY OF STIRLING, SCOTLAND AND YORK ST. JOHN & EDGEHILL UNIVERSITIES IN ENGLAND. NEW PARTNERSHIPS HAVE BEEN FORMED, WHICH WILL ALLOW FOR EXCHANGE OF STUDENTS, AS WELL AS NEW FACULTY COLLABORATIONS.

ABOVE: CATRINA PRESENTING AT THE WINS CONFERENCE. BELOW: SHREFLER VISITING OUR FIRST EDGEHILL STUDENT, CAROLINE DIDELOT, IN ORMSKIRK, ENGLAND AND YORK ST. JOHN'S STUDY ABROAD STAFF.

Safety

Academics

Student Support


PROGRAMMING

Explorations/Study Abroad reaches across campus to connect with students, faculty, and staff. Programs range from one-day events to full week affairs!

135 PROGRAMS

& PRESENTATIONS HOSTED BY STUDY ABROAD

300

STUDY ABROAD FAIR ATTENDEES

22

First-Year Experience PRESENTATIONS

Study Abroad and other Experiential Learning efforts were highlighted at Ovation with the support of the Faculty Center. An interactive (drop-in) poster session, focusing on faculty involvement was offered, including ways in which faculty may incorporate international opportunities in their promotion and tenure applications. Study Abroad also had student poster sessions which highlighted their Study Abroad Experiences during the day of excellence.


PROGRAMMING 15 FEBRUARY 10-16

EVENTS OVER DAYS

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Happy Valentine's Day! #thankfulthursday! On Valentine's Day, Peer Advisors nominated BW mentors who encouraged and supported them during their Study Abroad journey! Faculty/Staff got a personalized thank you card and small gift! Stinger also made an appearance and passed out sweet treats to the campus community.

STINGER WANTS YOU TO STUDY ABROAD!

Thanks to The Brain Center for Community Engagement for cosponsoring Super Saturday at MedWish with us!


OUTREACH 6 PEER ADVISORS

1,400

Peer Advisors are invaluable to the Study Abroad office. As students who have studied abroad, they engage their peers through presentations, tables and at all of our BW programs. Through this experience, they also gain leadership skills and build relationships with professional staff and fellow students.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Students Reached by Peer Advisors

COLLABORATION

Students studying abroad had the opportunity to take over the BW Admissions Snapchat to promote our programs to perspective students.

FOLLOW US @BWSTUDYABROAD Students on full semester and faculty-led programs takeover the @BWStudyAbroad social media accounts. Follow us to see yellow jackets around the world!

1,294

1000 834 FOLLOWERS


IN 2018-2019: Study Abroad and the Brain Center for Community Engagement continue to work together to support the Peace Corps Prep program, which brings together purposeful service with intercultural experience to provide a pathway for potential Peace Corps Service after graduation.

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STUDENTS COMPLETED THE CERTIFICATE

Olivia Pollack '19 an international studies and public health major, studied abroad in Spain with ISA at the University of Menendez Pelayo in Fall 2017. She also completed an internship in summer 2017 in Guatemala with our partner Mission Guatemala. In addition, she represented BW at the Model United Nations in Washington D.C. In August 2019, she will begin working as a Peace Corp volunteer in Lesotho working with the community on HIV and AIDS health and education. Mamdouh El-Mahdy '19, a Public Health major, studied abroad in Fall 2017 in Japan at Kansai Gaidai University. Mamdouh also volunteers with the Brain Center for Community Engagement by participating in the Campus Kitchen and Alternative Break programs. He also completed an internship with the Cleveland Food Bank. He hopes to be a Peace Corps volunteer and plans to continue his studies in medical school.

Clara Harb '19, a biology and French language major and President of MECC, studied in France at Micefa during summer 2018 focussing on both French language and culture as well as medical and public health. She plans to move back to France in order to teach English and to apply to medical school. Morocco

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STUDENTS ENROLLED

5% INCREASE NEW STUDENTS

7

4

Benin

BW ALUMNI ARE CURRENT PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEERS:

Nikita Martin '17 Madison McNeil '18 Olivia Pollack '19 Patrick Glorioso '19

Mozambique Lesotho


HEALTH AND SAFETY Preparing faculty and students for a safe journey.

With consistent growth in the number of BW faculty, staff and students actively engaged in international education Explorations/Study Abroad continues to strengthen its efforts to support travelers. Student safety is our first priority. For example, Faculty leading programs are required to attend two workshops prior to departure that focus on maintaining a safe and high-quality program from beginning to end. Beyond individual advising, BW requires all study abroad students to attend predeparture orientation sessions to prepare and provide them with the information needed to make wise decisions for staying safe and healthy while abroad. Site visits to faculty-led program destinations and/or exchange program locations are completed on a regular basis. Faculty are provided with a resource guide which supports their efforts in preparing students before departure and during the program. Study Abroad staff uses multiple sources to stay informed: The U.S. Department of State, OSAC, Geoblue International Health Insurance and local on-site coordinators.


GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT AWARD The School of Humanities

Congratulations to The School of Humanities on winning the 2018-2019 Global Engagement Award for increasing study abroad participation by 8.5%! In addition to winning the trophy, the school also wins $2,000 to support internationalization. Natural Sciences 7.4%

Business 17.6%

Health, PE & Sport Sciences 8.8%

Not Declared 1.5%

Social Sciences 25.5%

UNDERGRADUATE REPRESENTATION OF SCHOOLS

Conservatory 5.4% Education 2%

Health Sciences 8.8%

Humanities 23%

"This morning my daughter, shared her wonderful experiences of the Rio trip. As parents, we can’t thank BW enough. It is so vital that students see the cultural differences that make our world work. Again, thanks to those in planning and facilitating... it makes BW what it is and your efforts are truly appreciated." -Barbara Miller, BW parent


SAY WHAT?

Study Abroad Outcomes Study Abroad Learning objectives

We often hear that studying abroad "Changes Lives." But, does it really? Research shows a direct impact on creativity, critical thinking, and student success. In addition, studies show that study abroad plays an important role in developing an intercultural mindset and skills, like adaptability, confidence and team building--which are skills necessary to be successful in our increasingly global society. BW's own assessment results, support these findings.

STUDENTS WERE ASKED: "CHOOSE ONE AREA WHERE YOU FEEL THE MOST CHANGE AND/OR PROGRESS OCCURRED": More willing to seek out intercultural opportunities

Greater understanding of global issues, processes & trends

10.6%

17.6%

More accepting of cultural differences; can tolerate cultural ambiguity 9.9%

% OF STUDY ABROAD IN PROGRAMS, STUDENTS SHOWED SIGNIFICANT GROWTH IN HAVING A GREATER UNDERSTANDING OF GLOBAL ISSUES, PROCESSES, & TRENDS.

Better adapt behavior to interact with those who are different 11.3%

Better use knowledge, diverse frames of reference, alternative perspectives to think critically 8.5%

Better understand myself & my culture in a global & comparative 42.3%

"I am more mature and not in the sense that I no longer laugh at ridiculous facebook posts or enjoy a friday night marathoning Sailor Moon, but that in the pockets of time where I am not preoccupied with all things BW, I am able to live in the moment the best I can, because my study abroad experience seems now like a blip in my timeline and oh how my heartaches to just have one more moment to watch the sunrise over the Nordic horizon." -student participant, Umea University, Sweden

STUDENTS WERE ASKED:. "RATE YOUR STUDY AWAY PROGRAM RELATIVE TO YOUR OTHER EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCES AT BW."

1 FAR BELOW AVERAGE

2

4

3 AVERAGE

4.7

5 FAR ABOVE AVERAGE


Explorations/Study Abroad Advisory Council Members Duane Battle, School of Humanities Tony Dick, School of Health & Physical Education John Fuehrer, School of Business Danielle Kuntz, Conservatory of Music Judy Krutky, School of Social Sciences Chad Malcolm, School of Education Chisomo Selemani, Faculty Chair, School of Health Sciences Andrew Watkins, School of Natural Sciences Mackenzie Bowen, Secretary

Fall 2019

Spring 2020

Fall 2020

MBAÂ China

London Theatre

MBAÂ China

Discover Germany Global Sports: Ireland & Scotland Discovering China Zambia: Masters in SLP

Upcoming Faculty-led Study Abroad

Tentative Spring 2021 Sports Science Spring Break in the UK Engineering & Computer Science in Guatemala Discovering Iceland Discovering Brazil Iberian Encounters Exploring Education & Culture in the UK Zambia: Words in Action Zambia: Masters in SLP


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