Professors: find and share educational resources for study abroad
videos, podcasts, books, articles and more…
BackpackerU, a service from Summit Global Education
Welcome to “BackpackerU”, a resource page for professors going abroad, and for study abroad professionals working with international students.
Here, you can find and share educational resources to help students prepare for studying abroad. We provide online resources to help make the international experience more enjoyable and rewarding, such as language resources, cultural tips, and travel safety info. We also have subject-specific content related to courses, such as business, politics, history, religion and much more…
PROFESSORS & STUDY ABROAD OFFICES: SHARE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES WITH OTHER PROFESSORS
Search our database of educational resources for study abroad and international education – it’s free to use and is helpful for finding educational content for any upcoming study abroad program.
Through open collaboration, our goal is to make it easy for university professors and study abroad professionals to share resources, and to learn from one another.
How to get started:
- Visit the app
- Share – Create an account and save resources.
- Search: When searching, use the filters (by location, by category, and by type, such as video, article, podcast, book, etc).
- Privacy: You are in control of what you share, or keep private. When saving resources, you can choose to make them private (visible only to you), or you can invite selected people to collaborate. Or, you can also choose to share publicly, so everyone in the community can benefit.
Why collaborate & share resources?
Whether you’re teaching a course abroad, or just want to stay up-to-date on the latest advancements in your field, our platform provides many benefits to enhance professional development.
For instance, if you’re teaching a course abroad on international business, you might want to incorporate the latest research on cross-cultural management from other teachers. Search BackpackerU to see what resources other professors have shared. You can also invite your peers to collaborate privately. This gives you access to a wealth of knowledge and expertise, leading to more comprehensive and up-to-date educational materials for your students.
Our online tools also help you build relationships with other professors and to expand your professional network. By collaborating, you’ll enhance your reputation as a thought leader in your field, while improving your own teaching skills by gaining insights into new teaching methods and approaches.
Join BackpackerU today and start sharing resources with other professors to take your professional development to the next level!
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