Faculty-Led Short-Term Study Abroad Proposals Due Feb. 15

| January 28, 2015

The deadline for submitting international short-term courses (hybrid or otherwise) to the Office of Study Abroad with travel during Fall Break 2015 is Feb. 15, 2015.

Faculty led short-term study abroad programs enrich the curriculum by taking learning to new dimensions outside the classroom and the country. 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. Members of the Webster faculty are invited to plan and propose short-term study abroad courses.

Short-term programs, which can be faculty-led intensive courses or hybrid programs that combine online work with international travel and study, are the fastest growing study abroad programs in the nation.

Almost one in three of all Webster study abroad students do so on short-term faculty-led programs.

Past short-term faculty-led program have included travel to over 20 different countries, including but not limited to:

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

Please note that the 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 Office of Study Abroad site.

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

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