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Training and Workshops

The Study Abroad Office strives to work with academic departments to develop study abroad programs that support the mission of the university and provide access to study abroad opportunities for students from a wide variety of academic disciplines. These programs are administered in accordance with institutional policies and the highest industry standards to help ensure the health, safety and security of participants. The following workshops provide information and resources regarding a variety of topics to prepare current and future faculty to lead programs abroad. Please see our Events Calendar for specific dates and times.

Developing and Leading a Study Abroad Program

A workshop for prospective faculty program directors

Join the Study Abroad Office to learn about how you can work with our staff to develop a new study abroad program or teach abroad on an established program. If you have a program or course idea, be ready to discuss it and receive feedback. If you don’t have a solid idea, that’s okay too – we hope you’ll find inspiration by attending the workshop. This workshop is required for faculty submitting a new program proposal or teaching abroad for the first time.

Pre-Departure Workshop for Faculty Program Directors

Held each spring semester, the goal of the workshop is to help faculty program directors prepare for their upcoming summer abroad. SAO staff will share best practices on a variety of topics, including faculty responsibilities, financial considerations, managing student expectations and conduct, emergency response, and case studies from previous summer programs. Faculty veterans will be asked to share their experience. SAO staff will contact each faculty program director with an invitation.

Marketing & Advising for Your Faculty-led Program

A workshop for current faculty program directors

Did you know that many students choose their study abroad program because of the Faculty Program Director? While courses, cost, and location are also driving factors, a connection with a faculty member can motivate many students to follow through with their study abroad plans. At this workshop, we will discuss tips for marketing your study abroad program, and cover general study abroad questions that you may receive as you interact with prospective applicants.