For Faculty

John Coumbe-Lilley, PhD Program Leader

John Coumbe-Lilley, PhD
Program Leader

This page contains links to a range of posts on this blog I wrote since beginning to lead study abroad programs. The posts are aimed at faculty and inidviduals interested in the faculty experience. You will notice I do not talk about or name specific students. My comments are limited to my experience including my working partnerships with my teaching assistant, UIC Study Abroad office colleagues and overseas partners.

My posts try to convey the objectives and processes I used before and during the program. The purpose of this page is to share ideas and ways for reader’s to use my experiences and insights for their own benefit for their future study abroad programs.

Leave a comment or email me at if you would like to follow up with me about something you would like to have a conversation about.

E-Sea Living

On Tuesday, June 5th, we had a day trip to Costa Brava! Our day began as we set sail on a ship built in 1915 named "The Rafael." The captain of the ship, Joan, was quite a character! He was so knowledgeable, animated, and engaging. He taught us the history of the...

read more

3 Lessons I Did Not Expect to Learn as a Faculty Leader

I had no idea five years ago I would wake up at 6am on a Sunday in Barcelona, Spain to arrive on time to catch a train for a 2 1/2 hour ride to the base of the Pyrenees mountain range to prepare for a weekend of hiking with a colleague and the some students who...

read more
Page 1 of 3123