of Faculty-Led Study Abroad Experience

Procedures for Approval


The establishment of a process for approving faculty-led study abroad courses will enhance the communication between faculty interested in creating the courses, and the Office of International Affairs. This process helps faculty members to create international courses while ensuring the quality of their students' experience, that legal and safety issues are addressed, and more accurate knowledge of Marywood University international and intercultural efforts is provided to the campus community.


  1. Faculty proposing to lead an academic course abroad will seek approval from their academic chairperson, and Dean. 

  2. Faculty should make an appointment with the Associate Director of International Affairs to discuss:

    • Course details and itinerary
    • Program promotion and recruiting
    • Application Procedures
    • Orientation meetings
  3. The Associate Director of International Affairs will inform the Cashiers Office and Financial Aid Office about the program. The Director will also inform the Provost and President.

  4. Both the Associate Director of International Affairs and the faculty member will develop promotional materials including brochures, e-mails, open houses, and word of mouth.

  5. Students interested in the program will make an appointment with the International Affairs Office and complete an application. A non-refundable deposit will be required. The Associate Director for International Affairs will fill out financial aid forms with the student, if required. The student will make an appointment with Financial Aid Office.

  6. A MANDATORY pre-departure meeting will be held by International Affairs with all students and faculty going on a trip. The meeting will include the students' itinerary, signing of liability forms, and general tips and safety information.

  7. A post-flight meeting will be held to evaluate the trip.


Faculty led Study Abroad Application