Proposing a Study Abroad Program

Education Abroad provides advising and support services to new and returning FAU employees interested in offering an FAU credit-bearing course with a 1-8 week international travel component--also known as a faculty-led program.  The University has a robust development and approval process for faculty, staff, adjuncts, and administrators leading students abroad on an academic program.  In collaboration with both Academic and Student Affairs & Enrollment Management leadership, Education Abroad is currently developing and strengthening existing policies and procedures to prepare all University travelers for the exciting and complex landscape of international travel abroad.

Regardless of when you intend to propose a faculty-led program, we encourage you to meet with our team to brainstorm and discuss the many possibilities for adding an international component to your academic course!  Education Abroad has existing partnerships with schools, organizations, and vendors around the world and advises faculty leaders in the following:

  • Program development
  • Budget and finance
  • Safety & security
  • Recruitment and marketing
  • Program evaluation

2019-2020 Programs

Proposing a faculty-led program requires submission of the Faculty-led Study Abroad Program Proposal Application and required supporting documents listed below. Faculty who have never led a program or have not proposed a program in 2 years or longer must meet with Education Abroad Director, Madison McShane at least 3 weeks prior to submitting a proposal to discuss new policies and procedures. 

Required Program Proposal Documentation:

1. Faculty-Led Program Application   Updated Form
Faculty-Led Program Budget Form with quotes for expenditures   Updated Form
3. Review entire Faculty Handbook   Updated Form
Signature page of the Faculty Handbook   New Form 
Tentative daily travel itinerary  
Faculty-Led Safety & Security Plan
Tentative syllabi for all courses being offered

Faculty Leader & Assistant Documents Required:

8. Program Leader Emergency, Health, & Reimbursement Form
9. Family & Friends Disclosure Form
10. Family & Friends Release and Assumption of Risk Form
11. Clear color copy of the biographical page of passport

Program Proposal Submission Deadlines: 

JUNE 28, 2019: Fall break 2019 or spring break 2020 programs  

JUNE 28, 2019: Summer 2020 programs - early submission option (highly encouraged for programs with a May start date)

AUGUST 30, 2019: Summer 2020 programs

After each submission deadline, a Review Committee meets to go over each proposal and give recommendations. Education Abroad works with the Review Committee, Center for Global Engagement, the Provost office, department chairs and
colleges to determine if a proposal is approved. By submitting a proposal, approval is not guaranteed.

Each Program Proposal must be submitted in a complete packet upon submission to be considered for review. If a proposal is submitted after the submission deadline, there is no guarantee it will be reviewed. 




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