Application Deadline Extended to Sept. 15 for Summer 2015 Short-Term Study Abroad

| August 27, 2014

The application deadline for Summer 2015 faculty-led short-term study abroad programs has been extended to Sept. 15.

Faculty led short-term study abroad programs enrich the curriculum by taking learning to new dimensions outside the classroom and the country.  These programs are designed to promote cross cultural competence, disciplinary scholarship and/or foreign language acquisition. They allow participants to understand the world around them by immersing them in other languages and cultures.

The learning experiences afforded by these programs help support the University’s mission of transforming students for global citizenship and individual excellence. Education abroad programs inspire and inform students, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to effectively engage with local and global communities and become culturally perceptive citizens. They are also a necessary alternative for students who cannot accommodate international year-long or semester programs thus increasing participation and providing access for more students, including those traditionally underrepresented in study abroad.

Short-term study abroad in Scotland

short-term study abroad programs enrich the curriculum by taking learning to new dimensions outside the classroom and the country. (Scotland photo by Emily Weaver, student in short-term Travel Journalism course.)

Members of the Webster faculty are invited to plan and propose these short-term programs by integrating study abroad with campus curriculum, programs and activities. The programs can be, a) faculty-led immersive and intensive courses in an international setting or b) hybrid programs (also known as blended programs) that combine online work with immersive travel learning.  The programs have to be safe, affordable, academically rigorous, and culturally challenging, and cover a wide range of disciplines

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, and Turkey (Istanbul);
  • Africa: Namibia and Rwanda
  • Asia: China, Japan, Thailand, and Singapore
  • North America: Canada, United States
  • Central America: Costa Rica
  • South America: Brazil

The new deadline for submitting proposals for international short-term courses (hybrid or otherwise) to the Office of Study Abroad with travel during summer break 2015 is now Sept. 15, 2014.

NOTE: 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.

Proposals

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.

Complete proposals shall be delivered to the Office of Study Abroad, Sverdrup #207, 470 E. Lockwood, St. Louis, 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 from this site: http://www.webster.edu/study-abroad/faculty_resources.html. Pertinent policy and related forms are also available at this site.

Please note the next deadlines:

  • Deadline for programs during Fall Break 2015 is Feb. 15, 2015
  • Deadline for programs during Winter Break 2015-16 is April 15, 2015
  • Deadline for programs during Spring 2016 is June 15, 2015
  • Deadline for programs during Summer 2016 is Aug. 15, 2015

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

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