Teaching abroad opportunities

Faculty Led Study Abroad Programs
Leading a group of students abroad is a professionally rewarding experience! Many UWL faculty and staff have taught undergraduate and graduate students in an international setting. Students and program leaders alike find the experience to be a highlight of their academic and professional careers. 

International Education & Engagement is here to help you develop one of these unique learning opportunities. If you are interested in teaching a course abroad you should first discuss your course and program ideas with your department chair. All faculty interested in teaching abroad will be responsible for developing a program proposal. IEE and members of IEC can assist faculty with program ideas, location considerations and various models and levels of support needed to meet the needs of their program and their academics. 
Deadlines for summer 2020 programs is August 1, 2019. Deadlines for winter break 2019-2020 and spring break 2020 programs is January 15, 2019. 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. Guideline requirements can be found here. 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. 
Program leaders should contact IEE with questions regarding this new process.
  • If you are considering a new program and have never led a program in the past, please contact [evolden@uwlax.edu] Emelee Volden and arrange a time to discuss your ideas and to learn more about the expectations of IEE & IEC.

UWL Faculty also have several opportunities to teach abroad inlcuding Fulbright Opportunities.

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.