Faculty-Led Programs

The information provided in this section of our website is intended for faculty who, with the support of their department and college/school, would seek the assistance of the Study Abroad Office in the development and administration of a Faculty-Led study abroad program.


Benefits of UM Faculty-Led Programs

For faculty:

  • Significantly enhances one’s teaching, research, and service
  • Provides global competence which can then be passed on to students
  • Affords an opportunity to connect with students in a more meaningful way as opposed to large lecture-style courses
  • Adds experiential learning objectives to your courses 
  • Provides a fully-supported method for one to travel and conduct academic work abroad

For students:

  • Classes are taught by UM faculty
  • Students earn credit towards their major, minor and/or degree program
  • Programs are pre-planned and structured
  • Programs are sponsored by UM departments/schools/colleges 
  • Students have the opportunity to build strong connections with UM faculty members

Responsibilities of Faculty Directors

  • Review the UM Faculty-Led development guide
  • Complete and submit the Intent to Propose Form, and once approved submit the Program Proposal Form
  • Arrange and manage program academics (syllabus, textbooks, international partners, guest lecturers, etc.)
  • Actively promote program to obtain target enrollment
  • Review applications and select participants
  • Attend faculty pre-departure orientation with other faculty and the Study Abroad Office
  • Facilitate a site-specific pre-departure orientation with students
  • Provide an on-site orientation upon arrival in host country
  • Respond to student misconduct, behavioral/personal problems
  • Remain on-call 24/7 for emergency response procedures
  • Submit travel advance reconciliation within 10 days of return

Faculty-Led Program Forms

Intent to Propose Form

*The Intent to Propose form should be submitted prior to the program proposal form.  The Intent to Propose form will provide preliminary information that will allow the Study Abroad Office to advertise programs sooner and more effectively.  The deadline to submit this form is June 22.

Program Proposal Form

Budget Planning Form

Safety and Security Checklist

Restricted Country Travel Authorization Form