The Study Abroad Office and the university wants to help you create and expand our program selections.


Building a New Field Site: A Collaboration

Faculty, departments or others interested in developing a sustainable semester or academic year program abroad are encouraged to send us a brief note outlining your interests. We will respond by setting up a series of meetings to discuss your ideas. In general, new field sites need to be able to attract 20 to 30 students each semester and should be supported by a network of sponsoring departments or units.

There is no grant application. Rather, as conversations develop and sufficient on-campus support is demonstrated, SIAA will work with interested parties to develop this possibility. Support for sites may be included. We look forward to working with you.

Integrating Education Abroad into Departmental Planning: A Consultancy

The goal of this consultancy is to provide an opportunity for your department to understand and develop its potential in international education and especially education abroad programs.

  • Which of these best responds to student, departmental, or college goals and needs?
  • How can we facilitate the learning needs of your students and ease credit articulation difficulties for them?
  • What are your departmental strengths or goals for international education?
  • How can we maximize these strengths and goals in the educational opportunities we offer your students abroad?
  • How can we best recognize and maximize the possibilities of on-site learning within your on-campus curriculum?

In responding to these and related questions we contemplate a series of meetings between staff of SIAA/SAO/IPS and departments or colleges.

We will provide you with a detailed summary of:

  • Where students majoring in your department have studied abroad over the past three years
  • Course articulations your department has carried out with institutions around the world over the past five years. This includes host universities, course titles, and equivalents.
  • Universities and other institutions (over 100) already available to your students.

We would like to know:

  • Your department's international goals and plans.
  • Your departmental preferences regarding international and study abroad partnerships.
  • The special international competencies or interests of your faculty.

Based on the above information we would like to work with you in creating advising sheets for majors in your field regarding preferred options for study abroad.

Contact Information

For additional information on any of the above, please contact Kathy Elston in the Office of the Director of Study Abroad.