The steps to proposing a faculty led study abroad program are relatively similar to proposing a new SEBS Course with the addition of an international partner. New study abroad programs can be developed with the assistance of the SEBS Office of International Programs and will be run through the Rutgers Global Study Abroad Office. The most successful study abroad programs are rooted in the curriculum with faculty and administrative support.
Working in collaboration with both the SEBS Office of International Programs and the Rutgers Gobal Study Abroad Office early in the process will allow for faster program development. Early meetings will include discussions on program feasibility, costs, and safety in addition to academic content and support.
General Steps: Creating Short-Term Study Abroad Programs
Step 1: Establish a course concept
- The best courses are directly connected to the student experience
- Courses embedded into the curriculum such as meeting a major requirement or elective requirement gain the most student interest
Step 1.5: Establish a location and partnership
- While short-term study abroad programs do not require an international university partnership, collaborations in country (university or other) are helpful in creating new programs
Step 2: Meet with SEBS Office of International Programs and/or Rutgers Global Study Abroad
- Meeting will discuss feasibility, support, early budget, safety, academic integration, etc.
Step 3: Establish a syllabus
Step 4: Obtain CEP Approval
Step 5: Finalize program budget
- A preliminary program budget should be discussed in early meetings with Rutgers Global Study Abroad and finalized before advertising to students (or as close to advertising as possible)
Step 6: Work with SEBS Office of International Programs and Rutgers Global Study Abroad to advertise and recruit
- A course page will be created and advertised on the RGSA website
- A link will be added to the SEBS Office of International Programs Page
- Both SEBS OIP and RGSA will create advertising materials to be used at fairs, for general promotion, and in courses
While approval of new programs can be relatively quick, student recruitment has very strict deadlines to consider. As a result, we recommend finalizing steps One through Five approximately one semester in advance of application deadlines to allow for a full recruitment plan to be implemented:
Application Deadlines for Students:
- Winter and Spring Embedded Programs: October 1st
- Summer and Fall Embedded Programs: March 1st