Faculty & Staff Resources for Study Abroad

Faculty & Staff Resources for Study Abroad

Florida International University seeks to increase the number of FIU students studying abroad each year.  FIU joined the Generation Study Abroad initiative of the Institute for International Education in April 2014, pledging to double our number of students who study abroad to 2020.

As a faculty member, why would you want to lead a study abroad program? Study abroad is a high-impact educational practice influencing a student’s personal, academic and professional journey in a positive and meaningful way.  In addition, it is an opportunity for you to teach in the Summer, whether or not your department has funds for summer teaching. 

The Office of Study Abroad works closely with faculty on study abroad programs and holds two annual meetings for faculty directors: a meeting in August before the beginning of the school year and an emergency procedures meeting in April. 

If you are interested in leading a study abroad program, in addition to working with your program and college, you will submit a proposal to the Office of Study Abroad that will outline all the details of the program. In order to submit this proposal please carefully review the information in the  Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program Proposal Process  section of this website that includes all the forms and information to prepare for your programs abroad.

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 SASC 230. We will gladly help ensure the successful development and implementation of your academic program abroad.


Use these resources to get your student group ready for their international experience or as a resource while  you are traveling….


Access these materials to learn about the emergency procedures and resources at your disposal while you are abroad.