Spring Term Abroad Resources for Faculty

Successful STA courses are a result of a collaborative effort between program directors, the Center for International Education staff, departments, and 3rd party providers/universities. All STA courses carry the endorsement of the International Education Committee, the sponsoring Dean, and Department Chair, and have been pre-approved by the Committee on Courses and Degrees.

Proposal Process 

Initial Request
Faculty with an interest in proposing a new or continued Spring Term Abroad program are invited to complete an Initial Request Form.
Submission date: October 31st, the year prior to the desired course date (i.e October 31st, 2022 for STA 2023). CIE staff will follow up with instructions for accessing the proposal. 

Proposal
Submit a proposal via the faculty portal once your initial request has been reviewed. Proposals are required each year for both new and continuing Spring Term Abroad programs. If you already started a proposal and need to access it again, click here.

Proposal submission dateMarch 1st, the year prior to the desired course date (i.e March 1st, 2022 for STA 2023)
Proposals are reviewed by the International Education Committee. After submitting, the faculty member(s) will hear from the International Education Committee, regarding preliminary plans and advice. Once the proposal is approved, additional information will be provided in the Proposal Portal. 

Site Visit Grants

Conduct a site visit to become familiar with your program location, on-site partner, and to perform a "test run" of your program; funding is available through the Center for International Education.

Program Providers and Partners:

In nearly all cases, faculty should use a third-party provider to make arrangements for housing, classroom facilities, transportation, special programs/events, meals (in some cases), and other details and logistics in the host country. W&L has existing affiliations with study abroad program providers.

Explore custom programming options:
Accent GlobalApi AbroadCET Academic ProgramsCIEEIES AbroadIFSAISAOxford Study Abroad ProgramSchool for International TrainingSpanish Studies Abroad.

CIE can recommend other approved program providers in addition to this list if needed. You will have the opportunity to meet providers at the Study Abroad Fair each September. 

If you've already started a proposal or site visit grant and need to access it again, please click here

You should be brought directly to the Faculty-Led Course Proposal. If not, click the drop-down menu in the upper left-hand corner (it will appear like a house or a 3-line menu bar, depending on your landing page). Click "applicant" then "Faculty-Led Course Proposal." For more instructions and screenshots, visit this page.

Contact:
Jillian Murphy, Study Abroad Coordinator
jmurphy@wlu.edu