Resident Directors in Europe: Our Community, Our Contributions,
and Our Challenges
Resident Directors play key roles in the on-site development and success of US study abroad in Europe, yet they are a geographically scattered collection of international education professionals and academics searching for a collective voice to be heard and understood.
In the summer of 2019 EUASA undertook a survey of study abroad Resident Directors across Europe in an effort to understand them and their roles in all its complexities. Items and topics such as external perceptions, levels of responsibility, career prospects, challenges, rewards, remuneration, and job satisfaction were included.
Please note this survey was conducted prior to the global challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic, during which the world of international education has been severely challenged and disrupted. It is hoped the results of this survey can be utilized as the sector plans, develops, and promotes study abroad rising back to its rightful place as a valued component of a student’s education post-Covid.