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Programs : Brochure

This page is the brochure for your selected program. You can view the provided information for this program on this page and click on the available buttons for additional options.
  • Program Terms: Global Seminar Fall, Global Seminar Sprg, Global Seminar Sumr, Global Seminar Wntr, Spring Quarter
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year Decision Date Start Date End Date
Global Seminar Fall 2018 Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Global Seminar Wntr 2019 Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Sponsor: SPU Program Type: Study Abroad
Internship: No Number of Credits: 10, 15, 3, 5, 8
Program Description:
Faculty Proposal Banner

This online application should be used to propose new or recurring SPU faculty-led study abroad programs for autumn, winter, spring, summer programs and Global Seminars. This application should be completed and submitted by the program director. If there is more than one faculty leader for the proposed or recurring program, please only submit one proposal. Prior to submitting a proposal, faculty directors should review the Study Abroad Policy Guide for Faculty Directors, and discuss their intent to submit a proposal with the Study Abroad Director and their Department Chair. All proposals are due by November 1 for programs offered the following summer through the next academic year. The earlier you submit a proposal the better!
 
Program directors will identify a program provider or in-country host and begin working with them on the itinerary, logistics, and program inclusions. Providers and in-country hosts must be vetted and approved by SPU Study Abroad and University Counsel. A draft proposal from the provider must be submitted with the proposal so we can set a preliminary budget. At any time during this process, the Study Abroad Director will act as a resource for program directors.

If multiple departments are involved in this program, the sponsoring department will be considered to have primary ownership of the program.

The information provided in this proposal will be used to evaluate the program and begin the budgeting process. The Study Abroad Director will review each proposal with the area dean for final approval and will notify program directors. We will consider the proposal's feasibility, as well as its consistency with academic, financial, and strategic priorities. Given the limitations on staff and resources, it is possible that not all programs that are feasible will be advanced to the next stage of consideration.

Strong proposals include:
  • Clear and thoroughly laid out academic goals that are enhanced by the program site(s).
  • Program directors have strong ties to and familiarity with the program site. At least one of the leaders speaks the language of the country visited.
  • A well-thought out assessment of the risks involved in and associated with the program.
  • A detailed plan that covers the estimated costs of the program and maps thoroughly to the program itinerary, solidly identified housing, classroom spaces, and field trips.
  • Courses that are generally mirror courses taught on campus in terms of academic rigor. Elements of tourism are inevitable in study abroad programs but SPU Study Abroad is passionate about facilitating academic study abroad programs and works to avoid running student tours.
  • Unique and specific study abroad opportunities not available elsewhere at SPU.
  • A clear relationship to the sponsoring department; program directors have connection to their department and program goals fit with departmental goals/priorities and coursework has been vetted and approved.
  • A thorough and comprehensive pre-departure orientation plan
Instructions:

1. Click “Apply Now” above

2. LOGIN with your BANNER credentials (it’s ok that you’re not a student)

3. Available Terms
    Choose the term for which your proposed program would run

4. Itinerary
     a. Enter the start/end dates of your proposed program
     b. Enter the destination of your proposed program and click “Add to Itinerary”
If you will be in more than one city during the duration of the program, add multiple destinations by clicking “Add to Itinerary”, then choosing the next destination

5. Click Apply to continue

6. Next you should see your “Program Application Page”
Click on each link for instructions and to complete the questionnaires and documents (also see description of application items below). As each item is completed a “check box” will be marked so that you can keep track of your completed and incomplete items. 

Application Tasks
Curriculum Committee and Dean Approval Form:
  • Print from your online application.
  • Must be reviewed and signed by Dean and Curriculum Committee after they have reviewed your proposal.
  • Submit form to SPU Study Abroad in Suite 214 after signatures are obtained.
Letter of Approval from Sponsoring Department Chair:
  •  Print from your online application.
  • Must be reviewed and signed by Sponsoring Department Chair after they have reviewed your proposal.
  • Submit form to SPU Study Abroad in Suite 214 after signatures are obtained.
Application Documents
These are questionnaires in which you will submit information about your proposed program. Simply click on each questionnaire to open it and answer the questions. You can hit “Save” at any time if you must pause and return to the questionnaire later. Once the questionnaire is complete hit “Submit” 

Electronic Signature Forms
Please open each document, read the material, and follow the prompts to sign it electronically. Each of these forms can be printed for your reference. 
 
7. Once all of the proposal application items are complete, we will send you an electronic copy of the Application Documents (questionnaires). You are responsible for forwarding this information on to your Department Chair, Dean, and Curriculum Committee for approval. 

New programs must be approved by the SPU Curriculum Committee (CC) before final approval by the College/School Dean. Recurring programs do not need to be approved by the CC unless there are significant changes to the course offerings. The “Curriculum Committee and Dean Approval Form” and the “Letter of Approval from Sponsoring Department Chair” are in the online proposal and must be signed after approval and returned to SPU Study Abroad.

Only AFTER SPU Study Abroad receives both of these signed forms will your proposal be considered officially “Approved.”