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 a Study Abroad Program
A workshop for prospective faculty program directors
Faculty interested in proposing a new program are required to attend an informational workshop. The goal of this session is to provide participants with the information needed to create a successful proposal for a new study abroad program. Join staff from the Study Abroad Office to learn about development, implementation, and logistics of leading a program abroad. Come prepared to discuss your program idea(s) and receive feedback. Previous Faculty Program Directors who have successfully led programs will share their experiences, insights, and suggestions. Snacks and beverages will be served.
Spring 2020 Date:
Tuesday, May 7, 2020, 2:00-3:30pm; FedEx GEC Room 2008/2010
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.
Upcoming Event Date (invitation only):
Wednesday, April 29 2020, morning(exact time TBD); FedEx GEC Rom 4003
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.
Fall 2020 Dates TBA