Cross-Cultural Exploration in Development: Nepal Summer Program 2018

Cross-Cultural Exploration in Agricultural Development: Nepal Summer Program, June 1–July 7, 2018

Faculty: Dr. Lee Altier  [ Contact ]

Academic Credit: Earn 6 units of academic credit. [ Courses ]

Summer 2015 International Experience for Human Services in South Korea

Summer 2015 International Experience for
Human Services in South Korea

June 2-27, 2015

Project Director: Dr. Kui-Hee Song, Ph.D.
$2,295 plus airfare and personal expenses
Application Deadline:
February 27, 2015
Academic Credit: Optional. See below for details.

Frequently Asked Questions for Faculty

Frequently Asked Questions for Faculty

What is faculty-led study abroad?

Study abroad programs are instructional programs for which students pay fees to the CSU and which are in whole or in part conducted at a site outside of the United States. All CSU study abroad programs must consider the health, safety, and security of students. Short-term faculty led study abroad programs are generally 3-6 weeks in length and are, as the name implies, taught by faculty leaders who develop and deliver the program.



Study abroad is defined as any campus instructional program for which the student pays fees to the CSU and which is in whole or part conducted at a site(s) outside of the United States of America, is not a degree program, and is normally one academic year or less in duration. All international travel involving students must be reviewed by the CSU, Chico Study Abroad Advisory Committee.

Relevant policies that govern self-support study abroad include the following Chancellor’s Office Executive Orders.

Roles & Responsibilities

Roles & Responsibilities

Many people are involved in the successful development and operation of faculty-led programs. Below are the key responsibilities of the faculty leader, Regional & Continuing Education, the Study Abroad Advisory Committee, the Office of International Education, and Risk Management. In addition, the college sponsoring the program plays a key role in the review and approval of each program.

Program Characteristics

Program Characteristics

Characteristics of a High-Quality Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program

  • The program topic is relevant and supports the goals of the department, college, and Academic Affairs.
  • The course content and location appeal to an adequate pool of students to ensure sufficient enrollments.
  • The location is appropriate for the program in terms of safety, host country partnerships and resources, and language.
  • The program has been planned with a balance of fiscal responsibility, logistics, and academic content to maximize both the opportunity

Development Timeline

Passport to Learning - Development Timeline

Faculty-led Study Abroad Program Development Timeline
18-12 months prior to departure Define program concept and submit Preliminary Proposal for Faculty-led International Program to the Study Abroad Advisory Committee
11-8 months prior to departure Complete program development incorporating committee feedback
8 months prior to departure Complete Final Proposal for Faculty-led Internationa

Program Development

Passport to Learning - Program Development

Self-Support Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program Development

Successful faculty-led study abroad program development is a combination of paperwork, legwork, and teamwork. Early planning is important to ensure adequate time to develop the program, secure the required campus approvals, and recruit students. Faculty should expect to begin the process a year to 18 months in advance.