Faculty-Led Study Abroad Proposal

Richard Davies- Sweden

Submit a Faculty-Led Study Abroad Proposal

Proposals for Summer 2018 deadline:  Now closed.  

Proposals for Summer 2019 deadline TBD.  Please contact the Director of Study Abroad, Alice Michel at acmichel@ucsc.edu for more information.

Global Engagement provides administrative and logistical support for UCSC faculty-led summer abroad programs.  These programs are intended to foster relationships with institutions overseas and expand study abroad opportunities for UCSC students in a broad range of academic disciplines.

Summer study abroad programs may be offered at any time during the summer sessions calendar.

All program proposals are reviewed by the Committee on International Education (CIE) & Global Engagement. 

Proposal process

STEP 1: Initial Review

Complete and submit this CIE form to Alice Michel at acmichel@ucsc.edu by the TBD deadline (please check back for updates!).  Global Enagement and the Committee on International Education will review the proposal.  Faculty will be notified by TBD date of the status of their proposals.  If CIE approves, faculty members will be asked to complete step 2, working with Study Abroad staff in advance of the program start date.  Please note: CCI approval for a new course is not required to complete step 1.

STEP 2: Full Program Development

Completion of the  Faculty-Led Study Abroad Proposal Requirements Packet will be a collaborative process between the faculty member and the Study Abroad staff.  

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How many credits should the course be?  
A: Study Abroad courses can be any number of credits, similar to campus based courses.  Faculty should consider the appropriate credit for the length and content of the program, and seek guidance from the Committee on Courses for Instruction (CCI) if questions arise with regard to course requirements.  Something to consider also is that students must enroll in 6 or more credits to be considered for federal and state aid and students must enroll in 10 or more credits to be considered for the Summer University Grant.

Q: What dates can the course be offered during the summer? 
A: Courses should align with the CEP approved sessions:
2018 Session Dates
5 week Session 1:      Monday June 25 - Friday July 27
5 week Session 2:      Monday July 30 - Friday August 31
8 week Session:         Monday June 25 - Friday August 17
10 Week Session:      Monday June 25 - Friday August 31
Q: How many students will need to be enrolled for the course to run?
A: Summer Session requires a minimum of 8 students enrolled for an upper division course and 12 students enrolled for a lower division for a course to run. Depending on the costs associated with the program, the minimum enrollment may vary.

Q: Can I propose a new course?
Yes.  Please see the Committee on Courses of Instruction (CCI) website for more information and guidance. 

Q: Can I offer a course that my department already offers during the academic year as a study abroad course?
Yes.  If the course is not substantially changed in content or contact hours, but offered in a location abroad for enrichment of the content, then additional course approvals should not be necessary.  If however, you plan to change the course substantially in either content or length, you should seek guidacne from the Committee on Courses of Instruction (CCI) on whether a course revision or a new course approval should be submitted. 

Q: What are some considerations for determination of the eligibility of a proposal?
The CCI will review proposals for academic content and program objectives. Other factors to be considered include risk and safety of the proposed location, non-duplication of an existing UCEAP program, and marketability to a sufficient pool of students to meet enrollment requirements.

Q: Will teaching a study abroad course over the summer affect my teaching load during the academic year?
No. Summer session courses are considered overload, and are in addition to your regular teaching schedule.

Review Process

Review process chart


Committee on Courses of Instruction (CCI) Course Approval Information

Committee on International Education Proposal Form