Proposing a Program
The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE), of which the University of Rochester is an affiliate institution, is offering a grant for a summer 2017 customized, faculty-led program. See the CIEE grant page for more information.
Proposing a New 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 Rochester faculty or staff that involves undergraduate students must receive approval from the Center for Education Abroad 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 Rochester 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 school needs will your program fill?
- Who is your target audience (Rochester students, non-Rochester students, others?)
- Have you considered whether a customizable program offered through a third-party provider (such as IES) would be appropriate?
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 and Cultures French in France: summer; four weeks, four 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 the coordinator for faculty-led programs in the Center for Education Abroad. This should be done 12 to 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 Education Abroad Portal. You will then need to meet with the coordinator for faculty-led programs, who will provide you with an overview of the process and help you gain access to the portal.
Before a program can be approved, all travel to high-risk destinations must be submitted to the Travel Review Subcommittee for review and approval. For more information on travel review and what is considered a high-risk destination, visit the Travel Reviews, Approvals, and Restrictions page.