Proposing a Program
CIEE (The Council on International Educational Exchange), of which the University of Rochester is an affiliate institution, is offering a grant for a Summer 2017 customized, faculty-led program. Click here for more information.
Proposing a new study abroad program
Rochester-led, short-term programs provide global experiences for a diverse group of students. These programs often serve students who might otherwise not have an opportunity to go abroad.
All international study, work, and travel arranged by AS&E faculty or staff that involves students in the College must receive approval from the College Deans’ Office prior to operation. Such activities can range from a traditional study abroad program involving a group of students going abroad with a professor to independent research or internships conducted abroad by one or more undergraduate students arranged by a UR professor.
All programs must support College, departmental, and institutional goals. In addition, safety and security are primary concerns.
As you begin to plan your program abroad, consider the following:
- What specific departmental and/or College needs will your program fill?
- Who is your target audience? (UR students, non-UR students, others?)
- Have you considered whether a customizable program offered through a third-party provider (such as IES) would be appropriate? (http://www.iesabroad.org/study-abroad/advisors-faculty/customized-programs)
Programs may be as short as one week, or as long as 10 weeks. The average summer program is four weeks.
Here are some of our current short-term program offerings:
- Department of Modern Languages & Cultures German in Germany: summer; four weeks, six credits
- Department of American Sign Language French Sign Language and Deaf Culture in France: summer, three weeks, six credits
- Department of English Theater in England: winter break, 10 days, four credits
- Department of Religion and Classics Latin Epigraphy in Rome: spring break, one credit
If you are proposing a new program, your first steps are to meet with your department chair to discuss your program and course details, and to meet with Heidi Kozireski in the Center for Education Abroad. Please do this 12-15 months in advance of the expected program start date.
To access the procedures and documents related to creating and leading short-term programs, you will create a record in the UR Study Abroad Portal. When you meet with Heidi, she will provide you with an overview of the process and help you gain access to the Portal.
If you have any questions, contact Heidi Kozireski in the Center for Education Abroad by email email@example.com or phone (585) 275-7532.