DELO FACULTY-LED STUDY ABROAD AWARD
The Division of Extended Learning & Outreach is committed to supporting student participation in faculty-led study abroad programs in partnership with Study Abroad & Global Learning.
Exclusive offer for students accepted into an approved WKU Faculty-Led Study Abroad program.
See Ian Dowty's project from his Cuba study abroad program.
Summer 2013 deadline has passed, but your application may be consdered while funds are available.
- Completed Study Abroad application.
- Acceptance into a WKU faculty-led study abroad program.
- Registered for a WKU course within a WKU faculty-led study abroad program.
APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS
- Only the online application form will be accepted.
- Submit a project proposal as a Word doc, a PDF or cut/paste the text into the box below.
- Apply by the deadline for full consideration.
- Award announcements will be made prior to the final payment deadline.
- If awarded, you will receive an email stating the process of accepting the award.
- The award will be sent to email address you provide below.
- Award recipients are required to complete the project according to the terms of the award letter.
- Amount awarded, if any, is dependent on the scope and potential impact of the project and normally range from $150 to $500. However, no minimum or maximum is guaranteed.
Your proposed project is the key to a successful application. The project is more than just explaining the impact the study abroad experience will have on your college experience.
The project is intended to be something that you "give back" to the community, be it WKU, your department, your hometown, or your peers.
Your project should to showcase the academic impact of your program and encourage other students to participate in Faculty-Led Study Abroad programs.
We suggest you put in some time to come up with a great project idea. Hence the option to attach a Word doc or PDF to the application.
Again, the amount awarded, if any, is dependent on on the scope and potential impact of your project.
You may propose an individual or group project. For a group project, each person will report on his/her participation and individual impact of the effort. Equal amounts are usually awarded for each member of a group.
We highly recommend that you speak with your professor leading the program about your project since it may also fulfill a course assignment.
While you are encouraged to develop your own project, here are some possible projects to consider:
- Conduct a session at the Kentucky Statewide Study Abroad Symposium* or professional conference.
- Create media displays that include subjects from your study abroad program (i.e. art, photo, audio, visual)
- Publish journal article related your study abroad program.
- Conduct and document an project conducted in-country.
Applicants are encouraged to propose a project that has significant meaning to them.
* A Statewide Study Abroad Symposium will be held in the spring of 2014. This will be the third annual symposium. Stay tuned for registration and proposal details.