Is your course in need of an attendance bump? Here is a quick guide to help you recruit students for your travel study course. The Travel and External Study Coordinator is here to assist you in this process.
PDF Version of Recruitment available HERE
DEVELOP A PRESENTATION
Create a presentation about your travel study course. This is a great way to not only inform students but parents as well about the travel study course you are teaching. Use these sample presentations below as a template to get you started, (these examples are saved in Word. You can download, open, and save in Power Point for easy editing.):
Use the marketing materials examples provided below as an emxaple on how to announce your program across the college.
Place travel study course posters advertising course details, information, and meeting times around the campus:
Student Activities area (Academic Building 150)
Building entrances/ outside of elevators
Personally announce your course:
In the classroom
Club Meetings/Student Activities
Informational Meetings (Set up with Travel and External Study Coordinator)
Student Government Meetings
Publicize & promote using a variety of virtual and social outlets:
Otis College Website
Otis College Social Media accounts
Work with Travel and External Study Coordinator to establish information sessions with dates/times/locations.
RECRUITMENT MEETINGS/INFORMATION SESSIONS
Recruitment sessions are an opportunity to share your enthusiasm for travel study with potential participants. It is recommended to hold two information sessions in your first month of recruiting. After this period hold as many meetings as needed until enrollment has been met.
Possible meeting locations include:
Student Activities Center
Faculty Office Space
Create visually engaging and informative presentations for your meetings. Try incorporating:
Past years student images from course
Photos found online or your personal archive
Powerpoint presentations with images and info
Videos of location
Snacks related to location (optional)
Keep the students engaged!
Cover specifics about the itinerary that will intrigue students about the content of the course as well as the destination.
Thank you for your commitment to Otis College Travel Study and developing responsible and informed global citizens.