Session Description: Although financial barriers are the most frequently cited obstacle to increasing study abroad participation at CUNY, administrative complexity can also pose substantial challenges. With most of CUNY’s study abroad programs open to all qualified CUNY students and many students taking advantage of opportunities beyond CUNY’s own offerings, CUNY’s study abroad offices depend on Registrar, Bursar and Financial Aid offices throughout the system. This panel will address typical administrative challenges faced by students seeking to study abroad, and propose (and solicit) ways to streamline the process from the student perspective.
Helen Gaudette, Director, Global Education Initiatives, Queens College;
Richard Mitten, Director of Study Abroad, Baruch College;
Stephen Ferst, Executive Director Center for International Service, College of Staten Island;
Kim Holland, International Education Manager, CUNY Central (moderator)