For Faculty and Advisors

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Information on Creating a Program Abroad

One of the Core Values of the University of South Alabama is Diversity and a Global Perspective.  The University’s 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.  Bri Ard, 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.

To propose a faculty-led program, please complete the application found here.

The Office of International Education (OIE) does not offer or approve study abroad, internship, independent travel, service learning, or volunteer programs in countries where current U.S. Department of State Travel Warnings exists. OIE, in consultation with applicable University administrative offices, will assess all university-sponsored or related travel to countries that have U.S. Department of State Travel Alert. In the event that the U.S. Department of State issues a Travel Warning or a Travel Alert for a country or region, approval of current programs and university-related student travel will be suspended.