Current Study Abroad Program Directors

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Program Proposal And Approval Guidelines for Faculty-led Study Abroad Programs or Embedded Faculty-led Courses

All current and new Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program Directors (and Embedded Faculty-Led Course Directors) are required to submit official Study Abroad Program Proposals to the GT Study Abroad Committee each academic year. Questions about the proposal documents or the review and approval process should be directed to OIE.  Completed original proposals with signatures are due to OIE per the following schedule:

  • Spring Programs:  September 1st of prior year
  • Fall or Full Academic Year (Fall + Spring) Programs: October 1st of prior year
  • Summer Programs:  October 1st of prior year

Download OIE's Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program/Embedded Faculty-led Course Proposal Documents HERE.

Faculty And Staff Orientation and Trainings For Study Abroad Programs

Faculty and Staff Orientations for Study Abroad Programs*
GT faculty and staff who will be organizing, directing, coordinating, teaching, assisting, and/or participating in a GT faculty-led study abroad program or an embedded faculty-led course are required to attend the Faculty and Staff Orientation organized by OIE. This orientation is presented in collaboration with Legal Affairs, Student Affairs, Human Resources, and Risk Management. The session is intended to serve as a guide for faculty and staff members who will be dealing with the various challenges of leading GT students abroad.

*There is one meeting offered in November for spring program faculty/staff. In April, two meeting options are offered for fall, academic year, and summer programs, and faculty and staff need only attend one of these. For specific dates, times and locations of this year's orientations, please visit OIE's events calendar or email

Download: Faculty and Staff Orientation Materials 

Disciplinary Training
Additional training is required for faculty and staff who will respond to and manage emergency crises and student discipline while abroad. 

Download: Disciplinary Training Materials 

For more information on the GT Office of the Dean of Students and their policies and procedures, please visit: Office of Student Affairs' web site

OIE Information for Students

OIE is responsible for encouraging and assisting students in taking advantage of GT's study abroad options. Faculty-led study abroad applicants apply for programs through OIE and must attend mandatory orientations to be eligible to participate. Below is more information on some of the GT requirements for faculty-led study abroad students.

GT Students: GT students applying to GT Faculty-Led Study Abroad are required to submit GT's Central Faculty-Led Study Abroad Application to OIE. Students can access the application and instructions at

Transient and Special Students (Non-GT students): Students from other U.S. institutions may be able to participate in some GT Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs. These students are categorized as Transient or Special (non-degree seeking students), and thus must complete a different application process than GT students. Please refer all Transient/Special students to

GT students are required to attend a Pre-Departure Meeting hosted by the Office of International Education. Meeting dates, times and locations are listed on OIE's events calendar. This is mandatory for all students except transient students and those who have a verified class or co-op conflict. Pre-departure materials will be sent to excused students electronically. 

Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program Director's Manual

Many of your questions can be answered by referring to the Program Director's Manual for Faculty-led Study Abroad Programs.


Non-Study Abroad International Travel Resources for GT Faculty and Staff 

Global Human Resources

International Travel Insurance