For Faculty and Advisors


Information on Creating a Program Abroad

OIE Faculty-led Program Guidelines
OIE Faculty-Led Proposal Form OIE Faculty-Led Budget Form

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One of the Core Values of the University of South Alabama is Diversity and a Global Perspective.  The University‚Äôs strategic plan includes an emphasis on expanding the number of students studying overseas.  In support of that goal, we are continually seeking faculty involvement in international programs.

A faculty led group program is a program in which the academic instruction on site is provided by USA faculty.  These programs are typically offered during the interim and summer sessions, or as part of a Fall or Spring class with an overseas component.  A standalone group program is typically short-term and can last from 2 to 8 weeks.  An overseas component to an existing Fall or Spring semester course typically last less than 2 weeks and comes at the end of the term.

Program directorships and faculty participation in faculty-led study abroad programs are open to all tenured and tenure-track faculty, as well as instructors as determined by departments and contingent upon approval from the Dean of the appropriate division.

The Office of International Education will assist you in developing a study abroad program and implementing a marketing strategy.  Holly Hudson, Director of International Education will work with faculty leaders from the very beginning of the proposal process.  Interested faculty should contact OIE to discuss program ideas and planning.

Proposals and Budget Sheets for Summer 2015 are due to OIE by October 10, 2014.

Schedule a Class Presentation

If your syllabus allows, the Office of International Education would welcome an opportunity to present to your class on Study Abroad.  Interested faculty should contact OIE visit the Schedule a Presentation section.

As you encounter questions on study abroad from your students, remember:

  • Study abroad includes internship opportunities for credit and non-credit, volunteer and service-learning programs abroad, and research abroad possibilities.
  • There are scholarships and other funding sources available, including the use of existing financial aid.
  • Study abroad is an important part of their university education.
  • Every student can receive credit for study abroad.