Faculty-Led Study Abroad Proposal Deadline for Travel during Spring, Summer 2018

Jan. 17, 2017

Faculty-Led Study Abroad Proposal Deadline for Spring, Summer 2018
Almost one in three Webster study abroad students do so on faculty-led programs that include a short-term travel experience.

Faculty led short-term programs requiring travel (international or domestic) enrich the curriculum by taking learning to new dimensions outside the classroom. These programs allow participants to understand the world around them by immersing them in other languages and cultures.

The learning experiences afforded by these programs help support the University’s mission of transforming students for global citizenship and individual excellence. 

Many faculty led programs are also a necessary alternative for students who cannot accommodate international year-long or semester programs. Members of the Webster faculty, adjuncts included, are invited to plan and propose these short-term study abroad courses.

Fast-Growing Access to Study Abroad Experience

Short-term programs, which can be faculty-led intensive face-to-face (traditional) courses or hybrid or blended programs that combine online work with travel and study, are the fastest growing study abroad programs in the nation.

Almost one in three of Webster study abroad students do so on faculty led programs that include a short-term travel experience.  

Past short-term faculty-led program have included travel to 22 countries:

  • Europe (10): Austria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey (Istanbul); United Kingdom (England and Scotland);
  • Middle East (1): Israel
  • Africa (2): Rwanda, Namibia
  • Asia (4): China, Japan, Singapore, and Thailand
  • North America (2): Canada, United States (NYC, Orlando, Taos)
  • Central America and the Caribbean (2): Costa Rica, Cuba
  • South America (1): Brazil

Proposal Deadline for Spring Break 2018, Summer 2018

The deadline for submitting faculty-led courses (hybrid or otherwise) to the Office of Study Abroad with travel during Spring Break 2018 and Summer 2018 is Feb. 15, 2017. 

NOTE: Schools and Colleges may have earlier deadlines. Faculty should check with their corresponding department chairs and/or the office of their deans in this regard.

All proposals must be endorsed by the submitter’s Department Chair and Academic Dean.  If the course is to be cross-listed with another department, that department’s chair and dean must also sign off on the proposal.  Proposed courses must carry a minimum of three (3) credit hours.

Complete proposals shall be delivered to the Office of Study Abroad, Sverdrup #207, 470 E. Lockwood, MO 63119.

Webster faculty may propose short-term study abroad courses using the Faculty-led Short-term Program proposal form that is available from OSA or may be downloaded from the Study Abroad sitePertinent policy and related forms are also available at this site.

Also please note the next deadline: Deadline for programs during Fall Break 2018 and Winter Break 2018/19 is Oct. 15, 2017.

Students: Explore Study Abroad Options

Students interested in Study Abroad experiences are encouraged to visit the Office of Study Abroad online and in person in Sverdrup #207 and to discuss opportunities with your faculty members.

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