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Faculty-Led Study Abroad

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Creating Your Course


Guiding Principles

WKU Faculty-Led Study Abroad courses are to be planned, administered, and assessed based on these guiding principles:

  • Courses should provide rich, academic content and opportunities for personal growth, while also improving cultural awareness.
  • Planning, well in advance of a program start date, increases the likelihood of achieving the intended learning outcomes.
  • The chosen international destination(s) must be central to the clearly defined learning outcomes.
  • Student safety while abroad requires preparation in all phases of development and implementation.
  • Study Abroad & Global Learning's ability to financially manage FLSA courses should relieve faculty from handling student monies directly.
  • Electronic processes ideally replace paper processes.
  • Two-deep leadership promotes balance in meeting the demands of leading a program.
  • FLSA programs are a shared responsibility.


Faculty-Led Study Abroad Courses

FLSA courses are defined by the following:

  • Program location(s) require a valid passport.
  • Offer at least one WKU credit course taught by a WKU faculty member.
  • Each course is set-up in Banner with specific characteristics that differentiate them from on-campus courses. 
  • FLSA courses are customarily offered in WKU’s winter term or summer session.  However, activities tied to courses during fall or spring academic terms are handled on a case-by-case basis.
  • Courses offered through third-party providers or consortia to which WKU belongs, even if led by WKU faculty, are outside the scope of the FLSA program unless the faculty member and his/her department specifically designate the course is to be offered in an FLSA program. 

How We Partner With You

We are here to help make your program work by partnering with you on:

  • Program development travel grants
  • Consultation in program design
  • Billing and Budgeting
  • Marketing support
  • Student registration
  • Travel coordination
  • Student Scholarships


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 Last Modified 5/21/19