A Facebook group is a place for a small group to communicate and interact with other people in the group. When you create a group, you can decide to maek it public, closed, or secret, and you also decide if you want it to be publicly available for anyone to join, to require administrator approval for members to join, or to keep it private and by invitation only. When creating a group for you program, you can
(1) make a group for participating students every year the program runs, or
(2) you can make a general group for all interested students.
Making a group for participating students every year the program runs is a great platform for you to give students information they need at home and abroad, and makes it easy for students to connect with each other before the program, gives students a way to communicate with each other while abroad, and lets them keep in touch after the program ends. If choosing this format, we suggest making the group closed so that only members can see posts on the page and requiring administrator approval for members to join so that you can control who can comment and interact with the group. Make sure to tell participants to request to join the group when they confirm their participation!
Making a general group for all interested students is a great way to get information out to ASU students, ASU Online students, and non-ASU students, and will allow you share interesting information about your program, important dates, scholarship opportunities, etc. If choosing this format, we suggest making the group public so anyone can see the group, its members, and their posts and making the group publicly available for anyone to join.
Watch the video below to learn how to create a Facebook group: