The Study Abroad Office is glad to work with you as you plan your course abroad.
We can help you consider issues such as budgeting, location of program, on-site logistics, orientation, course delivery, student selection, outreach, and more.
The Study Abroad Office can offer faculty proposing short-term programs either full or partial assistance. If you are seeking full assistance, you need to submit a Course Abroad Proposal and Planning Form by March 15th prior to a winter program offering and by July 15th prior to a summer program offering. If you are seeking partial assistance, you need to submit an International Study Tour Reporting Form at least two months prior to your program departure. If you have questions about these forms, please contact Stacy Billman.
As explained in the University’s Provost's Education Abroad and International Travel Policies, all faculty-led program leaders are required to attend at least one Risk Management meeting per year. Each meeting will cover incident reporting, health & safety, insurance, emergency response, important documents and forms, and brief financial reminders.
Initiating New International Exchanges & Other On-Going Programs
Faculty or staff considering starting new, on-going programs or exchanges should consult Bo White at the Study Abroad Office or their college study abroad representative for guidance about setting up a new program.
Below you'll find more information to assist you in the planning and implementation process:
- Teaching an Illinois Course Abroad
- Leading Student Groups Abroad: Study Tours
- Timeline and Process
- Guidelines and Policies
- Recruitment for Courses Abroad
- Feedback on Courses Abroad
- Program Design and Pedagogy for Teaching Abroad
- Pre-Departure Orientations
- Financial Considerations and Fees
- Student Management