Study Abroad Program Development

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Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs

There are two faculty-led program models at GT:

Academic Unit Program Model:

  • Program is organized and administered through academic unit with OIE providing central study abroad services that are not program specific (contact OIE for details).
  • Program can be a "traditional study abroad program" taught completely outside of the US with no Atlanta campus component, OR, program can be proposed as an "embedded study abroad program" where students enroll in a regular Atlanta course that has a required, short-term, academic assignment abroad (typically one week).
  • Program must adhere to GT's Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program Proposal and Approval Guidelines and all GT policies and rules governing Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs
  • Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs must submit the official proposal documents to OIE for approval by the SAC by the appropriate deadline. 

OIE and Academic Unit Joint Collaboration Model:

  • OIE provides administrative and logistical coordination (i.e. student advising related to the international experience, budget, housing, transportation, etc.)
  • Academic unit organizes all curricular details (i.e. academic advising, courses, site visits, professors, collaboration with academic units at host university if applicable, etc.)
  • Program must adhere to GT's Program Proposal and Approval Guidelines and all GT policies and rules governing Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs
  • Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs must submit the official proposal documents to OIE for approval by the SAC by the appropriate deadline.
  • This model is only possible if OIE resources are available.

Developing a new program? Contact  Lorie Johns Páulez - Director of Education Abroad

Resources:


GT Student International Travel Registry/GT International Academic Projects (IAP)

GT recognizes the importance of academic and co-curriculum experiences abroad.  OIE has established a Travel Registry to support students who participate in GT affiliated travel abroad that is not considered formal study abroad.  Students are required to register their GT affiliated travel through the OIE Student Travel Registry.  For more information, contact OIE.  

Such non-traditional programs could include, but are not limited to:

  • International Academic Projects (IAP)  - usually set up by individual professors and/or individual students to do research or another type of educational project abroad. Participants in IAPs are engaged in academic or research work that will be partially or wholly completed outside of the United States. Some participants in IAPs register for academic or research credit hours, as determined by the faculty member overseeing the project, others may not be registered to earn credit. Participants may or may not be accompanied by a GT faculty or staff member while abroad*.  
  • International conferences/meetings/studios.
  • Short-term non-credit academic teams or competitions that take place outside the US.
  • Student orgs that travel abroad to volunteer, work on service projects outside the US, etc.
  • Athletic events or athletic sponsored travel programs hosted overseas for student athletes.
  • Student travel related of GT business, research, service, donor sponsored travel, etc.

*Please note that if faculty members are leading a group of GT students abroad and are offering academic courses for credit or an international practicum/ international portion of an Atlanta campus course, this must be approved by the GT Study Abroad Committee through GT's official study abroad proposal process. Please see information for Faculty-led Programs: http://www.oie.gatech.edu/program-directors or contact Lorie Johns Páulez, Director of Education Abroad, for more information: lorie.paulez@oie.gatech.edu