FACULTY AND ADVISORS

Visit an Alliance Program Overseas

The Alliance for Global Education welcomes faculty and study abroad advisors to visit our programs overseas. Visiting our sites will better acquaint you with the unique features of Alliance programs and allow you to get to know our staff.
We are happy to arrange for you to:

  • Meet with the Resident Director and on-site staff
  • Tour the program facilities including student housing
  • Visit Alliance classes
  • Meet with Alliance faculty
  • Meet with local university representatives, where applicable
  • Meet with Alliance students

If you would like to arrange a visit or speak with faculty or advisors who have visited the Alliance, please contact:

  • Teresa Bellono, Assistant Director of Program Management and Development for China
  • Shawn Gardner, Assistant Director of Program Management and Development for India

Comments from Faculty and Advisor Visitors

Beijing

"I was very impressed with the cohesiveness of the program curriculum. It was well thought through and developed, with collaborations from very reputable experts and institutions from the U.S. and China. The three teachers I observed were energetic, enthusiastic, and well-prepared. There was obviously an established articulation in their teaching methods across different levels. My visit was well organized and communicated; their left hand definitely knows what the right hand is doing."

- Annie Liu, North Central College

Shanghai

“I was most impressed by the Chinese language instruction and curricular design, and I thought the extra-curricular activities were great additions. In fact, I was really pleased to see the language pedagogy used. Both the lead language instructors are excellent teachers who are familiar with the expectations in a U.S. classroom and know how to work with the local teachers. I also enjoyed my short visit to Prof. Tong’s lecture class, which involved active teacher-student interactions and some very good discussions.”

- Professor Lotus Perry, University of Puget Sound

“I’d call the consistency in the Alliance language program one of its greatest strengths. It reaches across all sites and all instructors. Roommates, focused academic programs, language instruction – these are real strengths. One of the things that I found most impressive is the way that the Resident Directors here have worked to integrate their academic goals with the co-curricular programming."

- Dr. David Lux, Bryant University

Pune

“The Alliance program in Pune is among the best programs I have visited. I was thoroughly impressed by all aspects. There is a clear emphasis on academic rigor and this is paired with opportunities for cultural integration.”

- Paul Geis, Elon University

“In my opinion, Pune, compared to big cities such as Delhi and Mumbai, is a good option for studying and living abroad. I found absolutely no issues with The Alliance for Global Education program. This conclusion is based on two days of meetings and visits with staff, faculty, interns, students, host families, and internship business associates. I had nothing but positive experiences - everyone was welcoming, prepared, qualified, enthusiastic, and eager to help while students seemed to enjoy their experience to the fullest.”

- Inessa Stepanenko, Trinity University

"The program's leaders are enthusiastic and deeply committed to the enterprise. They are constantly thinking of ways in which they can provide students with the necessary academic and cultural opportunities, as well as the support and encouragement to enable them to fully engage. But most especially this program is marked by its academic strengths. The faculty are genuinely enthusiastic about teaching for the program and they challenge the students intellectually with the level of discourse they are expecting. In return, the students rise to the challenges and are rewarded with a truly immersive and thoughtful experience."

- Dr. Sara Dumont, American University

Manipal

“This program is unique - both in its location in a small city in India, and in its close collaboration and integration with Manipal University. Each of the departments has designated a faculty member to act as a "coordinator" or liaison with the Alliance students. All faculty that I met seemed extremely welcoming and eager to re-organize or adjust classes (teaching style, content, schedule) to accommodate U.S. students. In addition, they are clearly devoted to experiential and interdisciplinary education for all students, and beginning to shift to a more discussion- and problem-based teaching and learning style.”

- Jessica DuPlaga, College of Wooster

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