The Study Abroad Office welcomes early, informal consultation by faculty and units for program planning and encourages coordinated programming among departments.
The faculty-led program proposal submission deadline for 2014 has now passed. Proposals for programs to run in 2015 are due by April 1, 2014.
Late and/or incomplete proposals will be given lower priority than complete proposals submitted on time. Late submissions will be assessed based upon the circumstances thereof and components missing (if any).
NOTE: The submission deadline is the same for all Towson University faculty-led programs to run in the same calendar year (regardless of the term). Although the deadline may appear to be early, proposals must be received by this date in order to offer a balanced array of programs and have sufficient time to develop and promote them.
Faculty and staff interested in proposing a faculty-led study abroad program (new or repeat) should submit the appropriate Towson University Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program Proposal to the Towson University Study Abroad Office by the deadline.
Academic units and colleges are responsible for reviewing program proposals for course subject matter and instructional delivery methods prior to submission. TU courses offered abroad must be of comparable academic rigor to those offered on campus and offer significant enhancement to the on-campus offerings.
Program proposals that have the support of the chair(s) and dean(s) of the sponsoring TU department(s) and college(s) will be reviewed by the Faculty-led Programs Subcommittee of the Faculty Committee on Study Abroad for a decision. The process is competitive and the Faculty-Led Programs Subcommittee of the Faculty Committee on Study Abroad will assess each proposal based on the following criteria:
Number of programs, disciplines, and locations needed for each term
Number of programs (repeat and new) that can be managed based on Study Abroad staff resources
Anticipated student interest/demand in course(s) (prerequisites, # relevant majors/minors, cross-listing with other academic departments)
Anticipated student interest/demand in location/region
Feasibility of program itinerary, logistics, and budget*
Opportunities for cultural immersion/exposure to the local culture
Faculty member’s ability to promote the program and recruit students
*All study abroad programs must be financially self-supporting, which means all costs of the program are met by charging the students the necessary fee. The program must not be designed in such a way as to make it too expensive for students from a variety of economic situations.
Faculty members will be notified within one month of the proposal deadline regarding the outcome of their proposal.
Study Abroad Office
Rm. #408, Psychology Building
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.