Faculty Led Program Development

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Request to Teach In or Lead a Study Abroad Program

All University of Arkansas faculty who intend to lead, co-lead and/or teach a University of Arkansas study abroad program must complete the appropriate Study Abroad Program Proposal through the HogsAbroad online portal. All programs and participating faculty must get the approval of the department chair(s) and dean(s) and are subject to review by either the International Education Advisory Council (IEAC) or the Rome Center Academic Advisory Committee.

 

Before beginning the proposal process, all participating faculty should carefully review:

Safety is Number One

The safety, health and general well-being of the University’s students and faculty must be given the highest consideration during overseas study and travel. This cannot be overstated and should be foremost on the faculty member’s agenda in the planning stages of the program. Please keep in the mind the following:

  • The University of Arkansas adheres to the recommendations provided by the U.S. Department of State through its Consular Information Sheets, Public Announcements and Travel Warnings. The University will not approve programs in locations that are under a U.S. State Department warning. Exceptions to this policy will be considered on a program-by-program basis.
  • The Office of Study Abroad and International Exchange has established travel policies and procedures in accordance with the guidelines recommended by the Health and Safety Taskforce of NAFSA: Association of International Educators. All faculty leaders should become familiar with Responsible Study Abroad: Good Practices for Health and Safety.
  • The Office of Study Abroad works with faculty leaders to provide them with training for their expanded role that includes risk management.
  • All students traveling outside the U.S. on any university affiliated activity are expected to have adequate overseas health insurance, including unlimited emergency travel assistance. This is included by the Office of Study Abroad in the program fees of most of the University of Arkansas administered study abroad programs or it can be purchased separately.