Academic Resources Abroad

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Faculty members will provide one hour of academic advising to their assigned advisee groups. Advising consists of three 20-minute meetings: an introductory session to learn more about the student’s academic background and expectations coming to study with FIE; a second, 20-minute meeting that functions as a mid-semester review; and a third, 20-minute meeting as an end of semester review. Here, find further advising guidelines.

Writing Assistance
Writing support is available upon mutual agreement between a Writing Support Tutor (WST) and the student. WSTs help with all phases of the writing process: getting started, editing a draft and revising the submission of a paper returned by an instructor. Students must email the WSTs at for an appointment and it must be at least 48 business hours in advance of a requested session. Initial appointments are always in person and subsequent appointments can be conducted electronically. Cancellation is needed at least 24 business hours in advance via email. If a student fails to attend a session with no advance notice, he/she will not be granted another time for the next two weeks. The length of a face-to-face tutorial varies depending upon a student’s needs, but typically lasts 45 minutes to 1 hour. Submissions are limited to two per week and resubmitting a draft for a complete review counts as a second submission. However, students are permitted (and encouraged) to ask for clarification on tutor comments.