How to Start
Along with following the steps listed below, please refer to the Faculty pre-departure checklist for a more detailed list of necessary steps required when leading a program abroad.
- Apply for a travel grant to visit the proposed site one year before the intended program dates.
- Review The Forum on Education Abroad’s “Code of Ethics” and “Standards of Good Practice for Short-Term Education Abroad Programs”.
- Review ‘Faculty-led Study Abroad Policy’ Manual.
- Submit program proposal to the International Education Council (with endorsements by the department chair and the college dean) 6-8 months before the dates of the program. The proposal must include a budget.
- Apply for individual Pro Card (submit application to SAGL); read the guidelines regarding its use.
- Attend crisis management and budget training through SAGL and review SAFETI.
- Provide information and photos to the Office of Study Abroad and Global Learning to promote the program.
- Create study abroad course in Banner.
- Inform students of scholarship opportunities (World Topper Scholarship, Student Government Association Scholarship, etc.).
- Ensure all student participants are registered for study abroad course.
- Create invoices charging students for study abroad program, submit these to SAGL.
- Submit names of student participants to SAGL for the purchase of insurance.
- Forward “Release and Contact Sheet” and “Program Leader Emergency Information” to SAGL.
- Upon return from the program submit a 300-word report detailing how the program went and what difficulties were encountered.
*Dr. Keeling (Dept. of Geography and Geology) leading a KIIS program to Argentina