Proposal Process

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.

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, two years prior to the desired course date (i.e October 31st, 2023 for STA 2025). CIE staff will follow up with instructions for accessing the proposal.

Full 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.
Full Proposal submission date: March 1st, the year prior to the desired course date (i.e March 1st, 2024 for STA 2025). 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.

Faculty Proposal Timelines:

STA 2024
STA 2025
STA 2026