There are a number of ways for faculty to support and be involved with Study Abroad and Study Away. Your advocacy can help students feel confident in exploring these experiential opportunities, and will help them see the career relevance of participating in these programs. From short-term programs of one week to a full academic year abroad, our students have several options that meet their goals.
An important way that faculty can support Study Abroad and Study Away and bring a global perspective to their curriculum is by leading an Academic Travel Seminar. These are programs, both domestic and international, are credit-bearing, stand-alone experiences, typically five to ten days in length, with a syllabus and specific academic and cultural outcomes.
Faculty can also support students as they apply for Study Abroad scholarships. Faculty leaders may be asked to write a recommendation for students, or advise them on how to best communicate their career goals. We have resources that can help students fund their Study Abroad experience. We ask that Faculty encourage students to apply for any scholarships for which they might qualify. Please let us know if there are any additional internal or external study abroad scholarships that we do not currently have listed.