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Summer Workshop 2017 Faculty-Led Study Abroad

Summer Workshop 2017
Faculty-Led Short-term Study Abroad
Program Development

Call for Applications

The College’s Office of International Affairs (OIA), in collaboration with the Office of the Vice President for International Affairs (OVPIA), is pleased to announce a new workshop for faculty who wish to design and lead study abroad programs in connection with IU courses. This workshop is suitable for those thinking of taking students abroad during a school break.

As study abroad programming in the College develops in coming semesters, faculty who complete this workshop are expected to be prepared and willing to share the knowledge gained with their peers in both formal and informal ways.


The workshop will cover the following:
• Academic Framework: Fitting study abroad into the curriculum effectively
• Program Design: Learning outcomes, pragmatic itineraries, on-site activities, student assignments
• Student Recruitment and Selection
• Financial: Budgeting, program pricing, bursar accounts, and financial aid
• Logistics
• Student Preparation
• Risk Management and Communications Plan
• Outcomes and Assessment
• Policies and Procedures
• Resources

The in-person workshop will be up to ten days long over the period of May 8 - 19, 2017, with a mix of full-day or morning sessions along with individual work time and sharing with peers. Participants may conduct site visits to the proposed venue at any time during the summer. Once they complete their site visits, participants will meet individually with the workshop committee to discuss their findings and, if ready to move forward with a course, will take steps to put the plan into action. In early September, all participants will meet together to discuss the results of their efforts.


OIA is soliciting applications for a limited number of summer grants of up to $5,000 each toward the development of faculty-led short-term study abroad programs. Faculty in the workshop will receive a stipend of $3,000, half of which will be made available at the beginning of the workshop and the other half after the presentation of the finalized project. The remaining funds, up to $2,000 more, will be made available to support faculty travel to the study abroad site to make contacts and complete an assessment of the chosen venue.

A complete application consists of:

• A heading that includes your name, position, department(s) of primary appointment and any affiliations, telephone number, and email address.
• A project outline describing the course(s) in which the study abroad component would be embedded, the proposed destination, and a brief explanation of how the study abroad component would enhance the course. Please note the review criteria below.
• Current curriculum vitae. Applicants should also include a short personal statement specifically addressing international experience, such as study, research, or work abroad as a student or faculty member; personal travel abroad; or foreign language skills.
• Letter of departmental support.

Applicants should submit materials, including the support letter, to by 12:00 noon on Friday, December 16, 2016.

Full-time tenure-line faculty and specialized faculty (NTT) are eligible for this workshop.

Should faculty be proposing a team-taught course, please note that funding will support site visit travel for only one member of the team.

A committee made up of representatives of the College’s Office of the Executive Dean, IU’s Office of Overseas Study, and departments that have managed embedded study abroad programs will review applications and notify the selected participants in January 2017. The review committee will rate each application on the basis of the following criteria:
• Timeliness (for the applicant and for the project)
• Departmental support (how the project relates to departmental goals and other initiatives)
• Feasibility of the proposed project
• Availability of the applicant to attend the workshop and develop the project.