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EPISODE 9

Tackle the Enrollment Cliff

with 60% Study Abroad Participation with Alison Nagy
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Episode Summary

Alison Nagy, Associate Director of Study Abroad and Inbound Programs at American University, discusses the substantial growth of the university’s study abroad initiatives under her leadership. The programs have expanded from a few to over 100, boasting a remarkable 60%+ student participation rate. Emphasizing accessibility, Alison highlights efforts to provide diverse academic options for various majors while minimizing financial barriers. She underscores the importance of effective communication, data analysis, and departmental support in ensuring the success of the study abroad program.

See What’s Inside
[0:29] Introduction to Alison Nagy
[0:59] Limitless Growth Beyond 60% IE Participation
[28:45] Full Podcast Episode
[1:42] Making Study Abroad Attainable for All Students
[2:47] Creating Affordable & Accessible Study Abroad Programs
[3:30] Empowering Students with Direct One-On-One Communication
[2:13] Advocating for Students Safety & Support During Study Abroad
[1:20] Increasing IE Participation Througn Departmental Buy-In
[1:58] Making Study Abroad Part of the DNA of the University
[1:45] The Importance of Data in Offerings and Decision-Making
[1:47] Recommendation: Growing IE Programs for Small Teams
[1:22] Ensuring the Right Set of IE Options for Students
[1:18] How to Maximize Study Abroad Opportunities for Students
[0:59] Setting Goals for Study Abroad Programs
[3:34] Student Story: Successes & Untapped Potential
[0:56] Making IE the University’s Top Priority
TRANSCRIPT
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We make sure that there are avenues and pathways for every major to be able to study abroad.
— Alison Nagy
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