Information for faculty
The Office of Study Abroad and International Exchanges encourages faculty participation in international teaching, research, and exchange. The office sends announcements about opportunities and deadlines to the WOU faculty listserve on a regular basis.
The application cycle for 2013/14 will open late September 2012. The application is now an online process. Application deadline: TBA
You will note that the application asks for endorsement from your department chair and dean. WOU requires endorsement from your department head, division chair, and dean. When you submit your application, AHA International will send you a revised WOU endorsement sheet that includes signature lines for all three.
Recommendations for success:
Cooperative Center for Study Abroad: learn more
Application deadline: mid-February for following year summer programs
Application deadline: late September for following year winter programs
Faculty led study abroad programs Rather than developing faculty led study abroad programs in-house as WOU once did, WOU's Office of Study Abroad and International Exchanges now works with several partners who have the ability to create customized programs for WOU faculty who have special expertise in a particular area of the world and who would like to develop and lead a study abroad program. This allows WOU to use existing infrastructures for risk management and to provide access to resources that faculty need while abroad.
If you are interested in developing such a program, contact the Office of Study Abroad and International Exchanges. The office will help you identify the partner best suited to work with you to develop your program and will assist you through the process from proposal stage to final approval. Planning, developing, and implementing a new program takes from 12-18 months, so it is important to begin early. The following links provide you with information you need to get started:
WOU faculty exchangesEach exchange partner establishes faculty application procedures. However, planning for all faculty exchanges usually begins one year in advance of the projected exchange. Please contact the Office of Study Abroad and International Exchanges for details.
WOU has faculty exchange agreements with these universities:
Guidelines for establishing international exchangesWOU’s colleges, divisions, departments, and individual faculty members often have relationships with international universities that may lead to formal agreements. These guidelines, which have been approved by the Office of the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, assist in the development and approval of those agreements.
Fulbright Scholar Program; Click Here
For more information
Please contact Michele V. Price, Director with any questions.
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