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University Advisor Site Visits

Group Site Visits

These visits are an orientation to our study abroad programs, facilities, and staff, as well as the local cultures and surroundings. You join a select group of faculty, advisors, and administrators as you travel and learn about our programs.  SSA covers general on-site costs for participants, following the ethical standards established by The Forum on Education Abroad. Site visits provide our partners and advisors an insider’s perspective on our academic programs abroad, as well as a better understanding of the unique experiences we provide your students. All site visits are managed by our Resident Director and on-site staff. Activities include orientation, class visits, study visits, meetings with students, question and answer sessions, and cultural events. SSA subsidizes these visits by covering all housing, most program meals, and in-country travel. See our next itinerary at the following links:

Independent Site Visits

SSA is aware that our group site visits may not align with everyone’s schedules. Therefore, we encourage and welcome individuals to visit our programs independently at the times most convenient for them. Independent Site Visits typically include one-on-one meetings with our Resident Directors, meals with on-site staff and/or faculty members, class visits, and tours of the facilities and local area. SSA covers up to two nights of local accommodations, arranged by SSA, and some meals. If you are interested in arranging an Independent Site Visit to an SSA program location, please complete this form:
Independent Site Visit Form

Our goal is to make your time with us informative, enjoyable, and hassle-free. If you have any questions or would like more information, please fill the form below or call us at 413-256-0011.


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The IRs are your go-to contacts for navigating the complex study abroad process. 

They aim to respond to all inquiries within one business day.

Don’t hesitate to drop a message. No question is too small!

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Susan Hyman

Custom Programs Director

Susan is your go-to contact for navigating the complex process of customized programs. 

She aims to respond to all inquiries within one business day.

Don’t hesitate to drop a message. No question is too small!

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