Study Abroad Program Resources for Faculty

Leading a faculty-led program can be a truly rewarding, educational, memorable, and life-changing experience. 

There are resources to support faculty in the planning and implementation of a faculty-led program. The checklist of responsibilities for faculty-led programs (PDF) outlines the components to coordinating and leading a faculty-led program.

Plan for a Faculty-Led Program

Review notes, information, and suggestions from successful faculty if you’re considering starting a faculty-led program. To learn more about faculty-led programs, contact the Study Abroad office.

Exploratory Funding Grant

Faculty can apply for exploratory funding to help offset some of the costs associated with travel to do research/planning for an upcoming faculty-led course they will propose. 

One $2,000 exploratory grant will be awarded in the Academic Year 2024-2025 application cycle. The recipient must spend the funds by June 30, 2026. Priority will be given to IFO faculty who:

  • have not previously received exploratory grant funding 
  • are submitting exploratory applications to new international destinations for future faculty-led programs 
  • have never led faculty-led programs 
  • seek to develop meaningful partnerships within the destination/region 

Applications are accepted on an annual basis. Exploratory applications for Academic Year 2024-2025 are currently being accepted and are due at 11:59pm on Nov. 1.

Complete the Exploratory Funding Application

The Faculty-Led Study Away Programs Subcommittee (FLPS) evaluates the grant applications and makes recommendations using the Exploratory Funding Application Review Rubric.

Propose a Faculty-Led Program

If you’re ready to take the next step, here’s how to propose your program: 

  1. Review the Faculty-led Proposal Instructions for step-by-step guidance
  2. Complete the faculty-led proposal application.

If you’d like to review sample faculty-led course proposals, please contact the Study Abroad office at

Proposal Deadlines

Proposals are due by Jan. 15, 2025 at 11:59pm for all courses (new or repeat) to be taught in: 

  • Fall 2025
  • Winter Break 2026 (December 2025/January 2026)
  • Spring 2026
  • Spring Break 2026
  • Summer 2026

Evaluation Process

The Faculty-led Study Away Programs Subcommittee (FLPS) evaluates proposal applications using the Faculty-led Proposal Rubric.

Preparing for Travel

The WSU Business Office provides helpful travel-related policies, forms, and information.

Contact the Study Abroad Office
Study Abroad Office

Maxwell 105


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Kathy Jicinsky

Assistant Director of Study Abroad for Faculty-led Programs

Email Kathy Jicinsky