We encourage you to have a consultation with us. It is an opportunity for both the faculty member and the project staff to gauge the feasibility of the idea and talk about ways that a program could be shaped to best serve students. This meeting will help the faculty member decide whether to complete an application.
The training will have both in-person and online sessions, and the online sessions will be a mix of synchronous and asynchronous. Topics will include study abroad policies and practices at IU, integrating intercultural learning, and logistics and itinerary planning. In particular, since a key purpose of this program is to improve the experiences available to students underrepresented in study abroad, the training will also cover how to support students abroad and supporting first-time travelers.
An important facet of the faculty training program is the connection of the participants with one another to learn and share best practices and develop a cohort.
If selected, the faculty will serve the following support:
- Program development support. Examples: connecting with providers and partners overseas, arranging travel logistics, budgeting, itinerary planning,
- Submitting a proposal to OSAC
- Arrangement of group travel
- Program promotion
- Student recruitment
- Assistance with pre-travel on-campus courses
- Chaperon support
- Support throughout the study abroad travel
- Post-study abroad logistics, including program evaluation and report
Faculty travel expenses, including flights, single-housing accommodation abroad, meals, required travel vaccine/medications, in-country transportation, attractions, and activities included in the course.
There is limited funding available for a site visit. We encourage faculty to apply for the OVPIA Overseas Study Grant. The grant is open twice a year.
The selected faculty serves as a lead faculty. College/OVPDEMA will recruit a chaperone to travel with the group. College/OVPDEMA supports bringing guest speakers to pre-travel classes.