Faculty Leading Study Abroad Programs
One of the most effective ways to get students interested in study abroad is through the direct encouragement of their professors and instructors.
University of North Alabama has academic departments offering short-term faculty-led programs in over half a dozen countries. The Office of International Affairs promotes the Study Abroad Program by participating in SOAR, hosting the Study Abroad Fair in the Fall semester, and coordinating the Study Abroad Pre-Departure Meeting in the Spring semester. The Vice Provost and Director of the Center for Global Engagement are available as resources should a faculty member want assistance with the program design or sounding board during the exploration process.
Information about how faculty members can develop and lead a study abroad program maybe obtained from the Chair of their Academic Department and their Departmental Dean. Interested faculty may obtain required paperwork and learn:
- application procedures
- approval process
Education abroad resources for faculty
- The Forum on Education Abroad
- Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA)
- NAFSA: Association of International Educators
- Standards of Good Practice for Short-Term Education Abroad Programs
The Institute for the International Education of Students (IES) reports 96 percent of students surveyed said studying abroad increased their self-confidence.