Develop a Faculty-Led Program
As you begin the process of developing a faculty-led program at CU Boulder, you should first review the CU Boulder Policy on Student International Travel and Programs, and consider whether you would like to develop a Global Seminar or a Global Intensive.
Developing A Faculty-Led Program
|Global Seminar||Global Intensive|
|Academics||Short-term international programs taught and directed by a CU Boulder faculty member on-site, usually in the summer.||Fall, Spring, or Summer course taught by a CU Boulder faculty member on-campus with short-term international component embedded into curriculum.|
|Student Experience||Longer-term program option for students to have the opportunity to study and live abroad for multiple weeks. More opportunity for a variety of excursions and/or multiple destinations integrated into the program itinerary.||Complement a semester CU Boulder on-campus course by introducing students to a new culture, visiting the country of interest, and understanding the course material through experiential learning and post-travel debriefing. Program should limit to 2-3 major destinations.|
|Time abroad||3-8 weeks on-site during summer break (dependent on course & credit).||On-campus classroom meetings throughout semester, 10-12 days on-site during spring break, winter break, May (after commencement), or during summer course.|
|Program Approval||Faculty Director must obtain approval from their academic department and complete a proposal for review by the Education Abroad Committee.||Faculty Director must obtain approval from their academic department.|
|Finances||Students may be able to utilize leftover financial aid from school year. Buffs Abroad and other scholarships available.||Students may be able to use financial aid for the tuition component and for the international component. Buffs Abroad, Global Intensive scholarships, and other scholarships available.|
|Student Admissions||Faculty Director and EA will work together to admit students to the program.||Faculty Director works with department to manage controlled add/drop course enrollment.|
|Timeline||See Global Seminar timeline.||See Global Intensive timeline.|
|Existing Programs||Global Seminars currently offered by CU Boulder.||Global Intensives currently offered by CU Boulder.|
- provide a small group experience that allows students and faculty to build strong connections.
- offer an international experience for students who cannot study abroad during the academic year.
- provide faculty with an opportunity to enhance teaching, research and service, and will augment global competence which in turn can be passed on to students.
- are primarily promoted and marketed by the Faculty Director and department/school/college with support from CU Education Abroad.
- are sponsored by CU Boulder and supported by CU Boulder Education Abroad professionals who work closely with faculty on the following:
- faculty director training & support
- logistical provider selection & vetting
- liaising with on-site providers and faculty on itinerary development, program logistics, and on-site support
- budget and contract management, manage accounts payable, program expense reconciliation, and Concur reporting
- scholarship management, financial aid support, and billing
- student portal administration
- health, safety, and emergency preparation
- enrollment in Education Abroad's Travel Accident & Sickness insurance policy
- pre-departure CU Boulder orientation
- on-site provider health and safety orientation after arrival
- 24/7 support abroad
- program evaluation and review
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