Faculty-led Study Abroad Program Leaders
We would like to thank you for your interest in faculty-led study abroad programs at ODU. The Office of Study Abroad works collaboratively with faculty from across the university to offer high quality, dynamic study abroad programs.
At ODU, Faculty-led study abroad programs are for-credit courses that contain a short-term international component. The Office of Study Abroad is always looking for new faculty with innovative program ideas. These programs allow students to truly interact with the course topic, develop international experience, and provide faculty leaders with the opportunity to internationalize their curriculum, and potentially develop new course offerings or conduct research abroad. Typically, these programs are offered over Spring Break or during the summer, for varying lengths of time. There are multiple program models as well; for example, the overseas component could be imbedded in a larger course context, or the entire course could be taught abroad.
Faculty interested in developing faculty-led study abroad programs should consult the Office of Study Abroad, which provides adminstrative support for the participating faculty and students. Faculty with new program ideas should submit program proposals, with the appropriate academic approval, to the Office of Study Abroad. The deadline for program proposals is June 1 of the academic year prior to the program. Proposals are then evaluated by a committee to determine which programs the Office of Study Abroad can support the following academic year. Following approval, the Office of Study Abroad will work with the faculty to develop and maintain a program budget, secure airfare for the group, develop the program logistics, recruit students, advise students on study abroad and financial aid concerns, collect student applications and payments, register students, and collect evaluations. Faculty are charged with the academic components of the course, and with assisting the Office of Study Abroad in program development.
Listed below are different resources to help potential and current study abroad faculty leaders with all aspects of program leadership, from program proposal to implementation. Information regarding risk management, international health insurance, and outside resources are also included. All potential and committed faculty leaders should consult and adher to the policies outlined in the Study Abroad Faculty Leader Handbook.
Please contact Beth Parker, faculty-led study abroad program coordinator, with any questions or concerns you may have.
Study Abroad Faculty Leader Handbook (check back soon for the updated version!)
Program Proposal form
Faculty Leader Responsibilities (check back soon)
Health, Safety, and Emergency Response Handbook
International Health Insurance Policy
International Study Participation Agreement (for student participants)
Examples of current programs
NAFSA: Association for International Educators
Forum on Education Abroad
U.S. Department of State Travel Information
CDC Travel Information