Deadline for Spring Break 2017 Faculty-Led Study Abroad Proposals

May. 27, 2016

Deadline for Spring Break Faculty-Led Study Abroad Proposals

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.

A Growing Way to Access Study Abroad

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 1 in 3: 30.2 percent of Webster study abroad students do so on short-term faculty led programs.  This proportion is increasing. 

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

  • 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 Deadlines

The deadline for submitting international short-term courses (hybrid or otherwise) to the Office of Study Abroad with travel during Spring Break 2017 is June 15, 2016.

(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 the Office of Study Abroad website. Pertinent policy and related forms are also available at this site.

Upcoming Deadlines:

  • Deadline for programs during Spring Break 2017 is June 15, 2016
  • Deadline for programs during Summer Break 2017 is Aug.15, 2016
  • Deadline for programs during Fall Break 2017 is Feb. 15, 2017
  • Deadline for programs during Winter Break 2017-18 is April 15, 2017

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