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.

Upcoming Event Dates: 

Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 1:00-2:30pm; FedEx GEC Room 2010 (RSVP to by April 24)

Fall 2019 workshop dates TBA


Marketing Your Faculty-led Program

A workshop for current faculty program directors

Faculty program directors play an important role in recruiting participants for their study abroad programs. Offered early in the Fall semester, this lunch-and-learn workshop empowers faculty to market their program. Study Abroad staff and veteran Faculty Program Directors will share tips and tricks to reach students and convert interest into participation.

Upcoming Event Dates: 

Fall 2019 workshop dates TBA


Health & Safety for Faculty Program Leaders

Held each spring semester, the goal of the workshop is to help faculty program leaders 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 leader with specific dates and times for each workshop.

Upcoming Event Dates (invitation only): 

Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 11:00am -1:00pm; FedEx GEC Room 2010

Friday, April 26, 2019, 12:30-2:30pm; FedEx GEC Rom 4003