Originally posted to IHEC Blog on August 24, 2010
Institutions of higher education are interesting creatures. I’m always interested in how they are structured and their history (which lends insight into how they were/are structured and organized). At some institutions the international/study abroad office is housed under student affairs while other institutions house these operations under their academic affairs umbrella. Some institutions have one office under student affairs and the other office under academic affairs. There are certainly positives for housing the international/study abroad office under either of these institutional areas.
I don’t necessarily think there is a correct answer to this and it really depends on the institutions themselves and their culture.
What are your thoughts and/or experience with this?