Have you considered leading a study abroad program?
Could you incorporate study abroad into your course?
Do you know where to begin?
Leading an experiential component of your course in an international setting can seem daunting, especially if you've never participated in an educational travel course, either domestically or abroad. Have no fear! We are here to help! For those new to study abroad, or to Mercer, please consider participating in the Faculty-Led Study Abroad Training Course available to you on Canvas!
If you are already a pro, but you still need an update on any policy or procedure changes since the last program you led, please be mindful of the following:
All program leaders seeking University support or approval for a faculty-led experience abroad need to complete and submit the Mercer Abroad Short Term Program Proposal and Short Term Program Budget Sheet by March 30th for programs taking place in the upcoming academic year. Once the proposal is received, you will be contacted by the Study Abroad Program Coordinator to negotiate any details, set up an online program application, and complete a student recruitment plan.
If you prefer to use an outside vendor to assist with the development of your program and to organize the logistics, please see our list of approved affiliate providers in the Mercer University Study Abroad Advising Guide, or contact the Study Abroad Program Coordinator for advice.
Please note that all programs traveling internationally are required to register with the Office of International Programs. If you have any questions about your international program or travel, please contact the Office of International Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org or (478) 301-2573.