Graduate students interested in this opportunity must be aware that according to the Programs Abroad Office, a study abroad program needs at least 18 students enrolled in order to qualify for an assistant. Responsibilities include assisting with program outreach efforts through class visits, presentations, informational meetings, study abroad fair, social media, and pre-departure orientation. Work with the Program Director on-site to manage day-to-day operations of the program. In some situations (i.e. higher number of students), graduate assistants can teach for a program, but this must be approved before the trip.
At the beginning of the fall semester the faculty leader will send out a call to all graduate students, asking for letters of interest. The letter should include the year the student started the program, her/his GPA, and a short explanation of how the student can contribute to the program and how he/she will benefit from it.
The Hispanic Studies faculty will choose the GA based on the following criteria:
- teaching competence
- progress toward degree
- student’s dissertation director’s approval (when applicable)