Virtual Study Abroad experiences are an innovative way to reach more students and faculty, as well as further promote traditional study abroad. These virtual study abroad opportunities have far fewer limits and are accessible to all. Virtual study abroad experiences will continue to develop, diversify, and evolve into the future while going hand in hand with existing programs.
These are not intended to be mere replacements for traditional study abroad, but an enhancement, a way to actually further promote faculty-led programs. Understanding the value and impact of global learning, our mission is to ensure all students and faculty have access to international education opportunities through an innovative and in-depth format.
Our Virtual International Education solutions can be separated into two categories:
Bring your classroom to the world,
and the world to your class.
360° Global Supplemental Learning Materials – Subscription Model
Our innovative asynchronous subscription model features self-paced, interactive 360° Global Supplemental Learning Materials that can be used to internationalize the curriculum and provide all students and faculty access to international education, in an easy, effective, and engaging way, no matter the barriers. The subscription provides institutions unlimited access and unlimited users. Students who can’t physically travel because of mobility conditions, lack of financial resources, time, or are simply unaware, can now have an in-depth and interactive international education experience. Travel restrictions no longer exist.
We launched the 360° Global Supplemental Learning Materials subscription model by creating 48 hours of interactive content split between 4 areas of study: Humanities, Sciences, Business, and Global Perspectives, featuring 9 countries in year one: Costa Rica, United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Greece, and India.
Faculty play a key role in all of this and are the engine behind content creation. We regularly meet with administrators, division chairs and inspired faculty to listen to what global topics and areas of study they’d like to incorporate into their courses, we compare the requests from all of the member institutions and we develop the globally infused content. It’s a collective community-driven educational sharing model.
The pricing of the subscription model is of exceptional value.
discoverED 360° DEMO
1 Destination – Multifocus
1 Area of Study
4 Areas of Study
The subscription price is per institution, provides unlimited access and unlimited users for 365 days from the activation date. Yes, unlimited users, no matter your enrollment size.
LIVE Streaming Experiences and other Virtual Solutions
It’s also possible to incorporate synchronous experiences into the asynchronous model to create an unbeatable international educational experience. It’s impossible to deny the value of student to student and faculty to faculty international educational experiences, as well as the power of open discussion and Q&A. Understanding this, we’ve created a wide variety of synchronous solutions to meet the needs of all institutions.
Live Streaming Global Experiences, Presentations and Workshops
This is the perfect opportunity to bring professionals from around the globe directly into the classrooms to discuss various topics. From Business Owners, Entrepreneurs, Medical Professionals, Artists, Directors of NGOs, Archaeologists, Anthropologists, Scientists, Engineers, Educators, Musicians, Chefs, Historians, Seasoned Tour Guides, Community Leaders, Sustainability Experts and more, speaking and interacting directly with students. The live sessions offer informative presentations and workshops with plenty of Q&A and open discussion to enhance your courses and learning outcomes.
L.I.V.E – Live International Virtual Exchange
Team up with universities around the globe to provide group learning opportunities and allow your students and faculty to engage with students and faculty in different countries.
Gain real-world work experience through international virtual exchange. Offered in all fields in various destinations around the globe.
Other virtual experiences
A virtual internship is a great opportunity to work on a global level, gain valuable experience and yet stay local.
It can be done from anywhere, allowing students to work in a flexible and multicultural environment and grow professionally, without having to be present at the job location.
Find your ideal internship today!
Virtual Language Classes & Virtual homestays
Master foreign languages with live language exchange and virtual homestays.
Full length customized virtual study abroad programs allow all students to have immersive and interactive international learning opportunities. Everything that the students would experience on a traditional faculty- led study abroad, they’ll experience virtually. These programs can be fully customized to satisfy contact hours, learning outcomes, and provide in- depth experiences that all students can access.
The options are truly endless. Our synchronous solutions are customized pricing based on your needs. Please fill out the form below to let us know what you’re looking for.
“I have learned so much from the Costa Rican ecologist and due to the presentations, he gave I have found myself more interested in marine turtles as well as Costa Rica itself. My overall rating of the program presented by the guest speaker is a 10/10 because it was exciting to learn about a topic from a person who actually experiences the teachings on a day to day basis. Having a guest speaker also gives a twist to the class and allows for students to have some variety with online learning.”
Professor, Biology Department, Nassau Community College
“Every semester students in my oceanology course on Long Island get to spend an afternoon completing an applied learning project at Alley Pond salt marshes in Queens, NYC. However, since March 2020, all my courses have been taught “online/remotely”. Teaching remotely is challenging. And bringing experiential learning into the remote classroom is even more challenging. Thanks to SAA I was able to have my students experience what it is like to work on marine turtle conservation in Costa Rica. Claudio Quesada, the science director for the Pacuare reserve in Costa Rica “joined” my NY remote class through zoom from his office in Costa Rica. He gave an excellent presentation on marine sea turtles biology and conservation. Claudio brought his own experience in marine turtle conservation to give my students detailed feedback on the reality of on the ground conservation work. Thank you Claudio for bringing your real life conservation experience to my students.”
Professor, Biology Department, Nassau Community College
“Christian coordinated an amazing live Zoom lecture from Costa Rica for our students! Marvin, Costa Rican guide, led the lecture from Monteverde Cloud Forest to discuss local culture, renewable energy, geography and biodiversity. Students were able to participate in the discussion and ask questions. Marvin was very knowledgeable and led an engaging lecture. Marvin also included a special guest speaker who was an expert on the Monteverde Cloud Forest. During the lecture students were able to see an example of a tree that has over 600 species living on it. This virtual experience was a nice option for students to gain international experience when travel is not an option!”
Global Initiatives Program Coordinator, Polk State College
“Being able to experience the 360 GLE was a-lot of fun. Unfortunately, because of COVID19, my 2020 Europe trip was canceled but thankfully for the program I kind of felt like I was in Europe, just virtually. I was excited to roam around and see the areas that I will be visiting next year when I go to Europe”
Student, College of Central Florida
“I greatly enjoyed the experience, enough so that I was let down that it ended so soon. I could have done this for another hour, easily, and wish there was a longer version of the tour so we could spend more time visiting sites, learning about the history and culture of Rome, and really immersing myself. I think an entire course on the coliseum alone would be well worth the investment of time, as there is definitely enough material on that great historical monument to justify a deeper dive. And this is only one of many sites in Rome that could be the subject of their own virtual study course.”
Bookstore Inventory Control, Joliet Junior College
“The 360 Global Learning Material (GLM) virtual trip was a surreal journey across places that I may never have a chance to visit and if I do, I will have so much hands-on information that will make me familiar with my surroundings. Incredible!”
Student, Medaille College
” I think this was the best thing invented since sliced bread. It was so immersive and educational, would love to see more countries virtually.”
Student, College of Central Florida
Other payment options:
PREFERRED PAYMENT METHODS:
Bank Transfer or Official Check.
Bank Name: Bank of America
Account Name: Study Abroad Association, LLC
Account Number: 229056226020
Routing Number: 026009593
SWIFT Code/BIC: BOFAUS6S
Alternative payment methods for instance through online payment will have to be agreed with a representative of Study Abroad Association and will incur an additional fee up to 3% of the total amount.