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Short-Term International Programs

Part of Canopy Programs®

About This Course

Short-term international programs lasting a few weeks or less require the same vetting, preparation, and planning associated with more traditional semester-long study abroad programs. Use this course to prepare students and staff for safe and rewarding educational experiences around the world.

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Short-Term International Programs

Learn steps for the vetting, preparing, and planning associated with short-term international programs.


Faculty & Staff

Course Length

60 minutes



This course will help learners:

  • Develop policies for program review and approval
  • Prepare and orient trip leaders and students prior to departure
  • Manage the trip by monitoring participant activities, enforcing policies, and responding to emergency situations
  • Evaluate the program to identify lessons learned and improve future trips

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