Tips and FAQs
Key faculty-led terminology
- Faculty-led program: An education abroad program directed by a faculty member (or members) from UR who accompany students abroad
- Program Provider: Program provider, or Independent Program Provider, is an institution or organization that offers education abroad program services to students. A program provider may be a college or university, a non-profit organization, a for-profit business, or a consortium.
- Community-engaged learning: A course, internship, program or experience that enhances academic learning through reciprocal relationships with communities that offer opportunities to advance critical thinking, develop civic skills, and address public problems.
(source: Forum on Education Abroad glossary)
Frequently asked questions about Faculty-led programs
- What resources are available to help me build a program?
- Start with the Center for Education Abroad. We can give you advice and recommendations on a host of program dimension, including best practices, third party provider contacts, and university policies
- What makes a successful program?
- Well developed student learning outcomes, study tour locations, proposals submitted within CEA established deadlines, and engagement with students from the faculty member during
- promotion and recruitment
- How many credits typically are granted for a program?
- For undergraduate programs in the College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering credit ranges from 4-6 credits
- What is the general program fee for a program?
- The general program fee ranges from $3,750 for a 4-credit course; to $4,900 for a 6-credit course
- Why is the proposal deadline so early?
- The most time-consuming part of the faculty-led process is promoting it to students in order to gain the minimum number of students needed for you to make it happen. Rochester deadlines are set about a year in advance to allow time for review, approval, and marketing the program as widely as possible
- Am I fully responsible for the students while on-site?
- Faculty directors are the primary point of contact for students during their program abroad; Faculty must be willing and available to assist with and respond to both academic and personal needs in the event of an emergency
- Are scholarships available to my group?
- Yes. CEA staff will provide you with information on both need and merit-based scholarship options
Interested in learning more? Set at time to meet with Theodore Pagano, associate director.
Image: Nabila Mella, Ladakh, Summer 2019