Clemson Abroad Champions Mission
Participation in global engagement activities can expand the learning environment beyond the classroom into unique and often challenging cultural contexts, enriching students’ disciplinary training, professional development, cultural understanding, and personal growth. Since study abroad and other global engagement activities have such tremendous impacts on students, the goal of the Clemson Abroad Champions program is to ensure that students from diverse backgrounds and majors have equitable access to international education opportunities.
What is a Clemson Abroad Champion?
A Clemson Abroad Champion serves as a study abroad resource for students on campus. After completing the program requirements, participants will earn a Clemson Abroad Champion sticker and globe to display in their workspace to let students know they are open to discussing international education opportunities.
Becoming a Clemson Abroad Champion
All Clemson faculty and staff are invited to become Clemson Abroad Champions. To become a Champion, faculty and staff will need to complete two required workshops: Clemson Abroad 101, which will be held in Fall 2018 (November) and Supporting Students, which will be held in Spring 2019. Upon completion of the workshops, Champions will be invited to attend an event at which they will be recognized and will have the opportunity to network with other Champions and students.
Clemson Abroad Champions should expect to spend 6-10 hours per academic year on Champions activities. These activities include: attending above mentioned required workshops (2-3 hours in total), attending the final networking event (2-3 hours), and supporting students (variable).
Please contact Clemson Abroad Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 864-656-2457.