Office of Study Abroad and Outreach

Faculty Resources

Lead a Program

Faculty members play a significant role in encourging students to study abroad, especially when they lead Study Abroad programs.  You can make a major impact on your students by proposing a program in your discipline. 

Propose a New program

Complete a Faculty-led Interest form .  This begins the proposal process.

Ask yourself the following to fully develop your ideas:

Academic: Is the class relevant to departmental curriculum?  How is my content related to my destination?  Will students be excited about the content and destination?

Safety: What is the Travel Advisory level for my destination?  What security or health issues there worry me?

Submit your proposal, including written approval of your Department Chair or School Director, by the deadlines below. 

Program Renewal

Recently offered programs:  If the program was last offered or proposed for either the 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 academic years, submit an Intent to Offer form by the deadlines below.  Chair/Director approval is still required.

Older programs: Leaders of programs last proposed or offered before the 2019-2020 academic year need to submit a proposal via the Faculty-led Interest form .


Faculty forms and Chair/Director approvals are due to Study Abroad and Outreach by the following dates:

Time abroad/credit offered
Submission deadline
Spring/Summer 2022 (February-August 2022) March 1, 2021
Fall 2022 (August 2022-January 2023)
November 1, 2021
Spring/Summer 2023 (February-August 2023)
February 1, 2022
Fall 2023 (August 2023-January 2024) November 1, 2022

Questions?  Contact Kim McDaniel at or by phone at 309-298-2504.




  • Spring 2022 Study Abroad scholarships now open!

    Scholarship applications for Spring 2022 study abroad programs are now open. More information about the scholarships and the application form can be found on our website. The application deadline is midnight, Monday, November 1. If you have any questions about the scholarships, please contact Kim McDaniel, Study Abroad Advisor, at

  • Apply for passports NOW

    Passport processing is currently taking 3 months. If you plan to travel in Spring or Summer 2022, apply for your passport NOW


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