What does it take?

Monday, April 3, 2006

University committed to preparing students for global future seeks   full-time leaders for study abroad programs.

Program Director Qualifications

  • Passport to travel around the world: Australia, Chile, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, Poland, South Africa and more.
  • Well organized, patient, flexible, with strong skills in leadership, personal interaction, negotiation, organization and multi-tasking.
  • Must be bilingual with solid understanding of country’s history, culture, economy, currency, geography, educational system, restaurants, bus systems and slang.
  • Responsible for program budget, relationship with host families, trip arrangements, lost belongings.
  • Understanding of socialization and dating patterns of young adults, ability to bridge generation gaps, and experience as parent of teenagers helpful.
  • Diplomatic skills essential; shoulder to cry on critical. Ability to sub as photographer helpful. Proven ability to herd cats required as position includes supervision/guidance of 15-20 smart, independent young adults.
  • Living conditions variable. Teacher’s salary and benefits offered.

Join in now!


In preparation for their reunion Aug. 11-12, alumni of the Alnwick, England, study-abroad program were invited to submit favorite memories and photos from their experience.

This story reflects some of the comments included in the dozens of enthusiastic responses from participants eager to reminisce about their transcendent coming-of-age experience at “The Castle.” Although there is not room on these pages to include all of the stories and photos, all are published in their entirety at www.stcloudstate.edu/studyabroad/alumni.

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