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Faculty-Led Proposals

Faculty-Led Proposals

This page contains general information about how to propose/renew a faculty-led study abroad program, and links to the online proposal form.

Getting Started

Faculty from all departments are encouraged to propose new faculty-led study abroad programs (FLSA). These programs, typically 1 to 4 weeks in length, are supported by the Office of Study Abroad, as well as the individual instructor's home department. FLSA offer an international view of your discipline to your students.  Programs can be offered during the summer, spring break, or winter break, and are a popular study abroad program option for EIU students.

Policies and Procedures

Please review Internal Governing Policies 46.1 Credit Hour Policy and 56 Study Abroad as you plan your course and program.  Faculty led program proposals are accepted each year during spring semester for the following academic year (i.e. in spring 2019, we will be approving programs for spring break and summer 2020).  This is to provide enough time to thoroughly market, promote, and recruit the required number of students for the program to run.  All programs are budgeted to be self-supporting.

Program proposals are reviewed and approved by the Study Abroad Sub-Committee of the International Education Council.  Programs are approved on a three-year cycle. After this cycle, programs need to be reviewed by the IEC and re-approved. A new proposal, budget, & syllabus should be submitted

Programs may include courses taught by the faculty member proposing the program, and/or courses taught by a partner institution abroad.  Program leaders who teach are compensated for their teaching. Faculty travel expenses are covered as well.  Program leaders who do not teach their own course only have their expenses covered.

Proposals for New Programs

Academic Year 2019-20 program proposals are due no later than Friday, April 5, 2019