For the past several years Augusta University has witnessed enthusiastic growth in its Study Abroad program. The zeal students have shown for international travel is due largely to the Faculty who invested their time, talent and expertise to bring new dimensions to subjects that traditionally have been taught in the classroom.
Since the inception of Study Abroad, faculty have returned from all points of the world full of practical advice of what worked, and perhaps more importantly, what didn't. It is out of these conversations that the Home Page for Study Abroad was born. In addition, the state has steadfastly informed the Study Abroad office of new administrative, legal and risk management concerns as they have emerged. Designed to keep things simple for Faculty interested in leading a Study Abroad program, the Faculty Home Page for Study Abroad will help faculty stay in compliance with rules and regulations as they plan their Study Abroad programs, without losing sleep. Take time to explore this site. The reference guide has been updated, and templates have been created to help you develop your program proposals and program budgets. And this is just the beginning...
Please continue to give us your feedback. We remain eager to hear of your explorations!
Proposals are due April 1 of the preceding year.
Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) Mini-Grants
The Study Abroad Office is pleased to announce the availability of funds for mini grants that support International Virtual Learning opportunities for their course(s). Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) as defined by the Stevens Initiative “is a new teaching and learning paradigm that promotes the development of intercultural competence across shared multicultural learning environments. Through the use of internet-based tools and innovative online pedagogies, COIL fosters meaningful exchanges between university-level teachers and students with peers in geographical distant locations and from different cultural backgrounds.” Institutions have been creative in offering a variety of ways for COIL to take place in their classrooms.
Required components of proposal narrative:
Step 1: Provide a brief description of the course you are currently offering. Include how many students are in that course(s)
Step 2: Describe the virtual learning component you would like to incorporate into your classroom.
Step 3: List estimated expenses (or included a quote) for the potential virtual learning experience (this can be a very rough estimate).
Step 4: Include any additional information you would like. If this COIL experience can eventually provide an idea for a study abroad program, please include that information as well.
Priority of grant awards will be given to:
Each application should be formatted as a single PDF file attached to an email no later than March 31, 2021 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the following:
Study Abroad Faculty Handbook
The Study Abroad Faculty Handbook was created specifically for our study abroad and study away faculty. Not only does it contain Study Abroad policies and procedures, but also methods of recruiting students, how to take care of situations abroad, how to prepare your proposal, and how to handle financial matters, for example.
We encourage all faculty who are considering developing a proposal to looking through the handbook in additional to looking over the proposal to understand the overall process and also figure out what questions you may have.
Study Abroad/Away Proposal Forms - Due April 1
1. Program Proposal Form
chevron-right icon Once the form is complete, submit it via email to email@example.com
chevron-right icon Word Versions - Save blank Word form first, then make edits
chevron-right icon Fillable PDF Versions - It is recommended that you download PDFs to complete them. Adobe Reader 10.1.3 or later is recommended, available here. If you are using a Mac and having trouble with the form, please read this from Adobe.
2. Required Proposal Attachment: Budget Form - please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Other Forms and Information
For current program faculty
Terra Dotta Registration
Terra Dotta Help for Faculty