Faculty Staff Resources

Office of Study Abroad Call for Program Proposals

STUDY ABROAD PROPOSAL DEADLINES:

  • Winter Session 2013: July 17th
  • Spring 2014: August 1st
  • Summer 2014: August 24th and October 4th
  • Fall 2014: December 1st

The Office of Study Abroad (OSA) at Florida International University invites applications from FIU faculty and instructional staff for new or recurring FIU Study Abroad Programs for Academic Year 2013-2014 including Wintersession, Spring 2014 and Summer 2014.

Completed proposals should be sent to the OSA by the close of business on the corresponding dates listed above.

Program proposals are initiated by a member of the FIU faculty and instructional staff.

Faculty are encouraged to meet with the Office of Study Abroad as early as possible in the process, to discuss program ideas and university guidelines prior to submitting a study abroad proposal packet.

Faculty planning to develop a new program or to repeat a program should also notify his/her department Chair and college Dean of their plans, for input and advice. Department Chair and college Dean approval of the final proposal is required by the stated deadline noted above.

About the Office of Study Abroad (OSA)

The Office of Study Abroad reports to the university’s Senior International Officer. With over 800 study abroad participants each year, the OSA is responsible for facilitating the creation and implementation of FIU study abroad programs, and the development of student exchange agreements with foreign institutions. The office acts primarily as a facilitator for new exchange partnerships abroad, and as a resource for enabling faculty members to bring to fruition their study abroad programming ideas.

The Study Abroad staff work with faculty to ensure that all program offerings conform to FIU and State of Florida requirements, so that they will provide the best possible experience for the students. The OSA provides a central point for program promotion and student recruitment. It assists faculty directors with recruitment and marketing of study abroad programs for the University, and it designs and produces individual program flyers and websites. Staff members respond to inquiries and provide general and program-specific advising for study abroad programs.

To access information on the following items, please click on the respective links:

OFFICE OF STUDY ABROAD (OSA) SERVICES OSA
FIU STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM PROPOSAL PACKET AND PROCESS
FIU STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM GUIDELINES FOR FACULTY DIRECTORS
OFFICE OF STUDY ABROAD TRAVEL AUTHORIZATION GUIDELINES
FACULTY DIRECTOR STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM RESPONSIBILITIES
OFFICE OF STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM RESPONSIBILITIES

The OSA will work closely with the faculty director(s) to orient faculty on the management of the study abroad program application process for students, to help maintain paperwork submitted by prospective students and participants, and to regularly communicate with faculty directors regarding study abroad program enrollment. Particular attention will be paid to the viability of programs based on enrollments, as the academic year progresses.

The OSA will establish with the faculty directors, the sponsoring academic department(s), and the college dean’s office appropriate timelines for program cancellation deadlines, if enrollment for the programs is insufficient.

The OSA welcomes any questions, suggestions, or concerns that you may have at this time. Please feel free to reach a member of our team at (305) 348-1913 or edabroad@fiu.edu, or visit us at the MMC Campus in PC 113. We will gladly help ensure the successful development and implementation of your academic program abroad.