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

  • Complete and submit the Program Proposal Form by the deadline
  • 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

Program Proposal Form

Budget Planning Form

Safety and Security Checklist

International Travel Risk Assessment 

Restricted Country Travel Authorization Form

Preferred Providers for Faculty-Led Programs 

AIFS API Abroad Barcelona SAE
IES Abroad IFSA-Butler SAI