Developing a credit or non-credit bearing faculty-led study abroad program is an extensive process that starts with a two-part proposal. Proposal Part I is a detailed academic rationale and needs approval by the college administering/supporting the program. Once Proposal Part I is approved, Proposal Part II can be submitted to the RIT Education Abroad office. Proposal Part II asks for a more detailed explanation of travel plans, accommodations, etc. and must be approved by Risk Management and the Budget office. You can download here the Proposal Form Part I and Part II, the Director Reflection Report, and the Information Session Checklist.
Questions about the development of faculty-led programs can be directed to Jenny Sullivan, Director of Education Abroad and International Fellowships, Jenny.Sullivan@rit.edu, (585)475-4466. Please revisit our site in the coming weeks as we continue to add more information and tools to support faculty developing programs abroad.
The RIT Education Abroad office provides grant opportunities to faculty interested in engaging in international education opportunities. Grants will be focused on enabling a faculty member to lead a group of students to a foreign country in connection with course, research, of other academic outcomes. Grant funding requests will be accepted on a rolling basis. Additional information may be found here.