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Faculty-Led Study Abroad

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Navigating the waters


Teaching a study abroad course offers unique challenges not faced in the traditional classroom setting. The Forum on Education Abroad provides resources to you to make the most of your program.


Mentors & Guides

  • Department head or chair. It is important to speak with your department head prior to developing the syllabus.
  • IEAC.  Your college's IEAC liaison can also provided information about how to prepare to lead a program abroad.  Locate your IEAC Liaison at this link. http://www.wku.edu/oip/iec.php
  • Other faculty are great resourses and we can put you contact.

It is important to review the Standards of Conduct for all WKU employees: http://www.wku.edu/policies/docs/148.pdf



Recruiting students is a joint effort among the faculty leaders, the academic departments and colleges, the Office of Study Abroad & Global Learning, and the Study Away office.

WKU faculty members have a wide sphere of influence and can generate a lot of interest in your programs. Word-of-mouth enthusiasm can spread among other students, working to your advantage.

The Study Away staff offers insight and guidance on how to recruit based on years of professional experience and cataloging the proven practices of your colleagues.

Ideas on recruiting (coming soon). 





Services offered through the Office of Study Away

The Study Away Office is here to help make your program work by providing these services:

  • 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 2/23/18