Why study-abroad programs should be rigorous

Students sometimes expect academic requirements to be relaxed when they participate in study-abroad programs, but rigor is necessary to help them make the most of the experience, according to William G. Moseley, professor of geography at Macalester College. "If you are a faculty member looking to take a group of students overseas, get the necessary training and make sure you have the place-relevant research background to be a competent study-abroad instructor," he writes in this blog post.

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