Develop a study abroad program

Are you interested in starting your own study abroad program? We can help you to make this dream a reality.

Faculty-led programs may be offered during winter, spring break, summer, or the regular academic terms. All faculty expenses are covered by the program cost.

Details and requirements

There are a number of details to keep in mind as you plan your faculty-led study abroad program:

  • All faculty-led international programs must be coordinated through us, the Center for International Education (CIE).
  • All programs must be for at least one unit of Northern Arizona University credit.
  • Program courses and credits must be pre-approved by the academic department.
  • Funding comes from students to participate, so the academic department is not usually responsible for any financial support.
  • Faculty leading summer programs are paid according to the summer salary schedule while on the program, based upon rank and the number of credits offered, as approved by the Office of the Provost.

Please review the Faculty-led Handbook carefully, as it contains information related to all aspects of faculty-led international programming.

Propose a program

Proposals for new programs must be submitted to the Center for International Education. Once you are ready to propose a program, read, complete, and submit these documents according to instructions contained within them:

Proposals must be signed by your Department Chair or Dean.

Sample programs and resources

There are many resources available to you as you plan your study abroad program.

You are invited to contact Northern Arizona University faculty members who have experience with faculty-led programs to gain insight and information. The following faculty members are excellent resources:

Faculty interested in running a program should meet with Eric Deschamps or Angela Miller in Education Abroad. Drs. Deschamps and Miller will provide feedback and guidance as you develop a program.