University of Mary Washington professors play a crucial role in the internationalization of the campus, which includes the development of faculty-led study abroad programming. Overseas academic programs at UMW are facilitated and administered by the Center for International Education, located on the fourth floor of Lee Hall. Faculty members interested in proposing a new study abroad program are encouraged to meet with Kate Jordan, Faculty-Led Program Coordinator, to discuss curricular ideas, new program concepts, and projected budgets.
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Forms, Resources, and Useful Information
UMW Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program Handbook – One stop shopping for information regarding UMW Faculty-Led Program creation, planning, travel information, finance, and procedures.
Program Proposal Template – CIE welcomes proposals for new study abroad programs from UMW faculty. Use this template to guide you through the process of putting together a new faculty-led study abroad program. Submit in tandem with a completed Fact Sheet (below).
Fact Sheet – A tool for projecting the cost of a faculty-led program. An approved Fact Sheet must be on file for each Study Abroad program. DEADLINES: The final deadline to submit Fact Sheets is May 15 of the year prior to travel for Winter or Spring Break programs and August 1 of the year prior to travel for Summer programs. Fact Sheets may be submitted for approval at any time up to the applicable deadline and early submissions are encouraged.
Faculty-Led Program Logistics Questionnaire - This tool will provide all the information needed when requesting a proposal from education abroad providers.
Study Abroad Review and Approval Process – Policy and Procedures set forth under University Policies.
Program Emergency Contact Information – Trip leaders are required to provide this information to CIE so that groups can be contacted in the event of an emergency at home while the group is abroad. CIE will provide Emergency Contact Cards for each student and staff member traveling with the group.
Education Abroad Finance Information and International Expense Report – Accounts payable has provided this excellent tool for effectively tracking expenses both in international currencies and US Dollars. All program expenses and receipts must be submitted using the International Expense Report.
Education Abroad Incident Report – In the event of an incident abroad, including accident or injury, academic misconduct, sexual misconduct, or other issues involving students while traveling internationally, please file an incident report immediately with CIE using this form. CIE will work with the Vice President for Student Affairs, Office of the Provost, and UMW Department of Public Safety to formulate an appropriate response while the Faculty Director focuses his/her attention on events abroad.
Sample Student Code of Conduct - This sample agreement between students and faculty can be tailored to suit specific faculty-led programs. Use of a code of conduct agreement to clearly set forth faculty expectations is highly encouraged.
Addressing Sexual Assault While Abroad - This report from the US Dept. of State Bureau of Diplomatic Security provides information on preventing sexual assault abroad, as well as information on what to do in the event of an incident and how faculty directors can assist students after an assault.
Assumption of Risk and Release from Liability Agreement for International Travel – CIE must have a signed copy of this document on file prior to departure for each person traveling internationally with UMW, whether for a faculty-led program, research, volunteerism, internship, athletics abroad, or student club travel.
UMW Policy Regarding Adherence to U.S. Department of State Travel Warnings – The University of Mary Washington strongly advises against and does not in any way support international travel to any country for which the U.S. Department of State has issued a Travel Warning. Complete policy is outlined in this document.
International Travel Insurance Policy – UMW requires all education abroad travelers to carry comprehensive international health and emergency evacuation insurance coverage. CIE offers coverage via Cultural Insurance Services International at a weekly or monthly rate. See the Fact Sheet for current rate information. CISI Brochure and Claim Form, CISI Comprehensive Evacuation Coverage.
Program Evaluation Form for Faculty Directors – The evaluation is designed to help directors think through which elements of this year’s program were most successful and which areas you might want to consider changing for future programs. Past experience indicates that the time to think about these things is right after return, while the program is still fresh in your mind, rather than several months after return when some of the details may have faded. Please send a copy of the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org for your program file.
Life After Study Abroad- Reentry Strategies - A sample handout for students about to return from a faculty-led program. Reentry discussion is recommended for all programs lasting three weeks or more.
Request a Classroom Presentation – CIE Staff or Peer Advisors are available to make classroom presentations. Request a visit by filling out this online form.
Helpful International Travel Links
US Department of State Student Abroad Resources – An excellent collection of travel information, including links to several of the resources also listed below.
US Dept. of State Smart Traveler Enrollment Program – Enter information on your trip or overseas residence, and subscribe to receive updates on Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts and other information for a particular country.
Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs Including Students with Disabilities – Useful information from Mobility International USA