Foreign Education Coordinator manages a portfolio of foreign education programs, often for a geographical area such as Asia. They oversee participation from application to return, working with both outbound and foreign exchange students. Recruitment activities they perform range from developing promotional brochures and website content to hosting campus-wide information sessions. In addition to coordinating logistics with their University’s international partners, study abroad coordinators oversee student visa compliance, conduct pre-departure orientations and serve as the main contact for the University’s international program office.
Behind the scenes, Foreign Education Coordinator must stay informed about world events that may affect the safety and well-being of their students, and they must have action plans in place to react promptly to any emergency. They also must monitor education-related developments at partner institutions to ensure the academic integrity of the programs under their responsibility. To assist with general office duties and campus events, study abroad coordinators may supervise a team of student employees.