Teaching abroad opportunities

Faculty Led Education Abroad Programs
 
 
International Education & Engagement (IEE) believes that studying abroad can offer UWL students a more academically enriching experience, prepare them to become global citizens, and help them excel in their future careers. 
 
Faculty members are a crucial part of successful study abroad programs both advising students on how to include study abroad into their UWL academics or by leading a faculty led study abroad program. IEE is excited to collaborate with UWL faculty interested in developing and running one of these transformational experiences.

All faculty interested in teaching abroad will be responsible obtaining approval by their department chair and college dean before developing a program proposal. All programs must also be approved in advance by the faculty leader(s)'s department chair and dean using IEE's Recommendation Form. Program leaders must have approval from their chair and dean before a program can be developed.
 
IEE and members of the International Education Committee (IEC) can assist faculty with program ideas, location considerations and various models and levels of support needed to meet the needs of their program. 
 
Deadlines for summer 2020 programs is August 1, 2019. Deadlines for winter break 2020-2021 and spring break 2021 programs is January 15, 2020. Applications for future terms are reviewed on a rolling basis - programs leaders do not need to wait for the deadlines to submit proposal materials. 
 
The Study Abroad Handbook for Faculty Led Programs has comprehensive information on planning, implementing and leading a program abroad. Interested program leaders should also review The Forum on Education Abroad's Standards on Leading Short-Term Education Abroad Programs.
 
All program proposals must meet the International Education Committee Guidelines and require a program narrative, detailed syllabus and itinerary. IEC guideline requirements can be found here

UWL's policy regarding recreational travel

Recreational programming has been defined as programs that do not provide an academic credit or a community integration (service learning) component. These programs are identified as travel intended for the enjoyment of the participant. Recreational travel arranged independently by UWL faculty or staff may be coordinated by the faculty/staff member as an individual, not as employees of UWL. UWL, in compliance with UW System, will not support programs that do not contain educational value. Students and staff participating in these non-sponsored programs do so at their own risk.

Questions can be directed to IEE via international@uwlax.edu or 608-785-8016.