Faculty-Led Study Abroad: Fall Break 2014 proposals due Feb. 28

| January 28, 2014

Faculty-led, short-term study abroad programs enrich the curriculum by taking learning to new dimensions outside the classroom and the country. These programs allow participants to understand the world around them by immersing them in other languages and cultures.

The learning experiences afforded by these programs helps support the University’s mission of transforming students for global citizenship and individual excellence. They are also a necessary alternative for students who cannot accommodate international year-long or semester programs.

Travel Journalism - Scotland

A short-term study course brought students from the St. Louis and San Diego campuses together for the travel component in Scotland.

Members of the Webster faculty are invited to plan and propose short-term study abroad courses. Short-term programs can be faculty-led intensive courses or hybrid programs that combine online work with international travel and study.

Past short-term faculty-led program have included travel to:

  • Europe: Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic, Spain, United Kingdom (England and Scotland), Switzerland, the Netherlands, Turkey (Istanbul);
  • Africa: Rwanda, Namibia
  • Asia: China, Japan, and Thailand
  • North America: United States (New York City, Orlando)
  • Central America and the Caribbean: Costa Rica
  • South America: Brazil

The deadline for submitting international short-term courses (hybrid or otherwise) to the Office of Study Abroad with travel during Fall Break 2014 is Feb. 28, 2014.

Deadline for programs during Winter Break 2014-15 is April 30, 2014.

Individual Schools and Colleges may have earlier deadlines. Faculty should check with their corresponding department chairs and/or the office of their deans in this regard.

All proposals must be endorsed by the submitter’s department chair and academic dean. If the course is to be cross-listed with another department, that department’s chair and dean must also sign off on the proposal. Proposed courses must carry a minimum of 3 credit hours.

Proposals shall be delivered to the Office of Study Abroad, Webster University – Sverdrup #207, 470 E. Lockwood, Mo., 63119.

Webster faculty may propose short-term study abroad courses using the Faculty-led Short-term Program proposal form that is available from OSA or may be downloaded at the OSA site here.

Submitted by Guillermo A. Rodríguez, director, International Projects and Office of Study Abroad

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