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International Teaching Opportunities

Contact Caryn Lindsay, PhD, SAGL Director, to discuss which option best suits your program goals. 
caryn.lindsay@wku.edu or Tel: 5-3625



WKU Faculty Led





Faculty Led Study Abroad (FLSA) programs are organized entirely by WKU, led by WKU faculty members for students eligible for WKU credit. Faculty may teach up to 6 credit hours on a program.

A consortium of colleges & universities, hosted at WKU, that organizes faculty-led study abroad programs with regular participation from WKU faculty and students.

A consortium of colleges & universities, hosted at WKU, that organizes faculty-led study abroad programs.  Faculty normally teach one 3-credit course.

Through an affiliation with the Univ. of Evansville, WKU may nominate faculty members to teach at Harlaxton


Virtually anywhere...

Primarily non-English-speaking countries. Most courses taught in English[1]

Primarily English-speaking countries[2]

Grantham, England


Summer; winter; spring break

Summer; winter

Summer; winter

Fall; spring; summer


1 to 5 weeks

2 to 5 weeks

2 to 4 weeks

Fall; spring; 5 week summer term

Application Due Dates

13 months before departure

March 1

14 months before departure

Summer: March 1

Winter: November 15

13 months before departure

Summer: March 1

Winter: Sept. 25

Current AY + 2 years

3rd Friday in February Click here for full details

Faculty Support

SAGL, IEAC[3] college liaisons, department heads & fellow faculty can assist with program design & proposal; SAGL and local program experts provide administrative & logistical support

Faculty propose courses (2 for summer programs; 1 for winter programs); KIIS staff & program directors handle planning & in-country logistics

Faculty develop a course proposal with CCSA campus reps input[4] and submit to CCSA; on-site administrators assist faculty director; CCSA handles planning & in-country logistics

SAGL assists faculty with application; a WKU nomination committee reviews and nominates faculty members

Faculty members interested in teaching on Semester at Sea during their sabbatical may apply directly through the organization. SAGL is no longer able to subsidize faculty participation.


[1] KIIS (the Kentucky Institute for International Studies) currently offers programs in:  Argentina, Austria, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Tanzania, and Ukraine.

[2] CCSA (the Cooperative Center for Study Abroad) currently offers programs in:  Belize, England, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, and Scotland; other possibilities include Australia, Hong Kong, Ghana, India, and South Africa.

[3] International Education Advisory Council

[4] See additional instructions below.



WKU Process for CCSA Faculty Proposals

WKU faculty interested in teaching a course for CCSA should consult with Caryn Lindsay, Ph.D., SAGL Director and CCSA Campus Representative. Proposals must be completed in draft form and submitted to Dr. Lindsay for review by March 1 for Summer programs and Sept. 25 for Winter programs. Please note that these dates are firm and earlier than those listed on the CCSA website.

 To view CCSA’s procedures for creating and submitting course proposals, go to https://ccsa.cc/faculty/ and scroll down to the “First Steps” section. A complete WKU application consists of the Course Proposal Worksheet, a draft syllabus, and the Course Approval form with your department head and dean’s signatures.




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 Last Modified 5/24/19