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Faculty-led Programs

SPU Faculty-led study abroad programs offer the opportunity for a smaller group of students to work closely with a SPU faculty member in a specific area and country of interest. The collaboration between individual departments and faculty to create and work with the Study Abroad Office in managing these international study programs is central to the success of this effort. If you are currently involved or interested in leading a program, this section is for you.

Program Definitions
Faculty-led programs that are credit-bearing and led by SPU faculty are administered through the Study Abroad Office. These programs generally last from two weeks to one quarter in length and may or may not involve another institutional (university) partner participating in the delivery of the program.
  Quarter Programs Summer Programs Global Seminars
Term Autumn, Winter, Spring Summer Pre-Autumn or Winter
Length 8-10 weeks 3-4 weeks 2-4 weeks
Credits 12-18 credits 6-10 credits 3-8 credits
Proposal Due November 1 November 1 November 1

Click here to see a list of programs currently directed by SPU faculty

Your First Steps
Faculty proposing new and ongoing study abroad programs should work with their department chair and the Study Abroad Director from the early planning phases. The Policy Guide for Faculty Leaders will outline University expectations and procedures to help you as you begin to plan your program abroad. The study abroad office staff are available to provide guidance and support at any point during the process - from planning to post-return.
Next Steps
See guidelines on Proposing a Program