Faculty Deadlines for 2016 Short-Term Study Abroad Proposals

| June 3, 2015
Athens, Greece

Locations for past faculty-led study abroad trips have included five different continents. The latest new study abroad opportunity is in Athens, Greece.

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 help 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, semester or term programs. Members of the Webster faculty are invited to plan and propose short-term study abroad courses.

Short-term programs, which can be 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 1 in 3 Study Abroad Students Use Short-Term Courses

About 30.9 percent of all Webster study abroad students do so on short-term faculty led programs.

Short-term faculty led program have included travel to 21 countries:

  • Europe: Austria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey (Istanbul); United Kingdom (England and Scotland); (this fall 2015 will see a new program in Greece – our newest campus)
  • Middle East: Israel
  • Africa: Rwanda, Namibia
  • Asia: China, Japan, Singapore, and Thailand
  • North America: Canada, United States (NYC, Orlando, Taos)
  • Central America and the Caribbean: Costa Rica, Cuba
  • South America: Brazil
Proposal Deadlines

The deadline for submitting proposals for short-term courses (hybrid or otherwise) with a travel component to the Office of Study Abroad for travel during SPRING BREAK 2016 is June 15, 2015.

The deadline for programs with travel during summer 2016 is Aug. 15, 2015.

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.

Proposal Approvals

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 from this site:
http://www.webster.edu/study-abroad/faculty_resources.html. Pertinent policy and related forms are also available at this site.

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