Internationalizing a course can add a new depth or perspective to any subject being taught, often making the learning experience more valuable for the student, as well as preparing her for the increasingly global marketplace. For faculty interested in taking students abroad, the Study Abroad Program Committee can help. Below you will find the procedure, forms and other helpful links necessary to help facilitate your study abroad experience. Please contact the SAPC coordinator with any questions.
Year in Advance:
Receive approval for course from Curriculum Committee
Research Study Abroad Plan
Submit Full Proposal to the Study Abroad Program Committee (SAPC).
Publicize program and begin recruitment
Semester in Advance
Publicize program/recruit students
Finalize details for trip
Make any necessary pre-departure arrangements, including passports, visas, transportation/hotel booking, etc.
Attend Study Abroad Orientation Meeting with students
Keep in contact with SAPC regarding how the trip is going
Write summary and submit pictures for Study Abroad website
Partner with Affiliate and Non-Affiliate Programs
Partnering with existing programs and schools can save precious time on figuring out issues such as classroom space, guest lecturers, transportations, residence, food, health insurance, and similar concerns. The following programs will help facilitate your goals and make travel easier!
International Studies Abroad (with campuses in 13 countries)
Regents College London http://www.regents.ac.uk/
A full list of custom providers and information is availably at FacultyLed.com http://www.facultyled.com
International Education Programs http://www.iepabroad.org
Helpful Guidebooks in Planning Your Study Abroad Course
USC Study Abroad Program Development Handbok http://www.sa.sc.edu/sa/docs/USCProgramDevHandbookFinal8-27-07.pdf
Purdue University: A Nuts & Bolts Manual for Departmental Study Abroad Programs http://www.studyabroad.purdue.edu/resource/DepartmentalSAProgramManual.pdf
Current affiliate programs are listed under the Programs page. If you would like to suggest that Stephens College affiliate with another university, please send suggestions to Tina Smith at [email protected].