As Alamo Colleges study abroad faculty leaders, you are all essential to the internationalization of the curriculum and campus. If you are new to the Alamo Colleges or have little international experience, we encourage you to get involved and broaden your international vision.
Faculty leaders have an incredible opportunity to challenge, shape, and influence students' perceptions and lives in ways that extend beyond the campuses of the Alamo Colleges. For many students, a study abroad program may represent their first and only opportunity to participate in an overseas experience. Your involvement as a faculty leader will encourage students to consider additional, integrated academic and professional international experiences.
Faculty-led study abroad programs are offered as regular credit-bearing courses and follow the general policies of the Alamo Colleges for granting academic credit and tuition billing as well as ethics and crisis management.
The study abroad office works collaboratively with faculty to promote international education. As a member of the faculty, you have the option of designing your own program and submitting a proposal to the study abroad office or you may work with third-party providers who will assist you in planning your program. Many of our third party providers already have set courses and trips, but will work with you to create a customized program.
More information about faculty-led programs can be found in the study abroad Faculty Manual or on the faculty-led programs page. To understand your role in the study abroad process, read the article from Inside Higher Ed and visit the study abroad advisors page for Washington University. To become a program leader, contact the study abroad office via email or call Maria Rivera at 210-485-0084.
The Forum on Education Abroad offers several reference materials for faculty and staff traveling and teaching abroad. Download the manuals below for your personal reference as a study abroad leader.
Code of Ethics for Education Abroad
Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad
Standards of Good Practice for Short-Term Education Abroad Programs