Detailed Job Description
The Study Abroad Advisor oversees a portfolio of assigned study abroad programs. S/he advises students throughout study abroad process from inquiry to re-entry and liaises with faculty, staff, and external partners.
Additional Description of Duties:
-Promote study abroad on campus.
-Guide students to select appropriate programs.
-Help students identify and apply for funding opportunities.
-Review applications, interview applicants, and make acceptance decisions.
-Create and implement predeparture events, materials and orientation content, independently and in collaboration with staff.
-Maintain up-to-date administrative records.
-Advise students on entry requirements.
-Address disciplinary, emotional, or physical issues with individual students to ensure preparedness.
-Manage course approval process and maintain course equivalency database.
-Advise students on course planning through curriculum interpretation at Bentley and partner institutions.
-Advise individual students experiencing cultural adjustment. difficulties (homesickness, housing concerns, course expectations, etc.).
-Address inquiries and requests from parents, faculty and staff.
-Advise students on re-entry challenges.
-Maintain and enhance assigned web pages.
-Serve as primary liaison to assigned partner institutions.
-Coordinate student enrollment in partner institution.
-Facilitate credit transfer from partner institution transcripts.
-Coordinate timely and accurate payments for tuition, housing, fees, etc.
-Problem solve challenges with partner institutions while building long-term relationships.
-Keep up to date on current knowledge and trends in the field of education abroad.
Bachelor's degree and one to three years professional work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience preferred in a role that involves advising, counseling, conducting orientations or other student services.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Bentley University requires reference checks and may conduct other pre-employment screening.
Bentley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, building strength through diversity.