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New Partner Guidelines

GUIDELINES FOR PROPOSING NEW PARTNERS
 
The expansion of JWU Study Abroad programming is an integral part of JWU’s internationalization strategy and this is the framework for our participation in IIE’s Generation Study Abroad initiative to double the amount of JWU students going abroad by 2020.  This includes adding new exchange partners, new faculty-led programs and new affiliate programs in a deliberate and targeted manner.  When considering new programs or partners, factors such as academics, budget, location, number of credits and student access and interest are of paramount importance.  Please review the current programs in our portfolio on our website by clicking the "Programs" tab above.

To propose a new international partner, please contact:

JWU Study Abroad and the JWU International Center identify new partners in several ways:
 
New Institutional Exchange partners:
  • Official academic accreditation by host country’s Ministry of Education
  • An International Programs Office or similar structure
  • Institution that is open to a full institutional partnership – not just one academic area
  • Broad range of similar academic departments and curriculum matches
  • Similar academic calendar
  • Available syllabi and graded assessment with a transcript
  • Classes available in English or  intensive foreign language classes
  • On-campus housing or accommodation for students or support in locating off-campus housing
  • Arrival services and on-site orientation
  • Assistance with course registration, accommodation issues, socio-cultural activities, student life
New Faculty-Led Program Partners:
  • Business Licenses or accreditation by host country’s Better Business Bureau,  Ministry of Education or Ministry of Tourism
  • Full coverage Liability Insurance
  • An International Coordinator or contact
  • Organization open to a partnership which includes signing a contract with JWU for programming
  • Support of the JWU academic calendar and quarter system
  • Available syllabi (as needed) and graded assessment with a transcript or grade report
  • Classes available in English or  intensive foreign language classes
  • Accommodation arrangement (home-stay, dorms, hotel, hostel, lodge, etc…)
  • Provision of meals and arrival services
  • Provision of transportation
  • Arrangement of excursions
  • Academic classroom space
  • Academic faculty or instruction
 New Affiliate Third-Party Providers:
  • Study Abroad industry leader provider with deep affiliate partner list and peer institution provider
  • Non-profit  status and official academic accreditation by host country’s Ministry of Education
  • Regional representatives for all four JWU campuses
  • Ability to customize programs as needed
  • In-country Resident Director or on-site Program Director who works with International Programs Office(s) and partner universities
  • Ability for students to access multiple disciplines - All academic areas of host institution
  • Broad range of academic departments and curriculum matches with all JWU majors
  • Institution that has specific academic department or program for which we have no other partners
  • Ability to support similar academic calendar – where possible
  • Available syllabi and graded assessment with a transcript sent to JWU
  • Classes available in English,  intensive foreign language classes, thematic programs, integrated courses with host country students
  • No minimum or maximum number of students
  • Locations where we do not have current academic partner
  • Location where we have student interest that exceeds capability of current partners
  • Accommodation options for students
  • Visa support
  • Arrival services and on-site orientation
  • Assistance and support with course registration, accommodation, socio-cultural activities, and excursions