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  • Program Terms: Program Proposal
  • Restrictions: SJU applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Program Description:
SJU Summer Program Faculty Proposal

What is a Summer Program?2014 Alison Lewin Greece
Summer Programs are designed to introduce students to other countries and cultures by immersing them in the country. The courses are taught and led by SJU faculty in China, Greece, Chile and Rome for one month. Logistical coordination is provided by the Center for International Programs, Saint Joseph's Travel Office, a Summer Program Coordinator and a program provider/organization. The goal of a Summer Program is to offer students from any major who may not have the flexibility to spend a semester abroad, but want a longer immersion than a Study Tour, the chance to learn more about other cultures and countries.

Summer Program Faculty Considerations

As part of the course description that must be attached to the proposal, evidence of sufficient course work during the Summer Program must be offered as part of the syllabus. It is also recommended the faculty meet with students a few times before departure to provide readings and course & culture preparation.

Is your program marketable? Program content and how the course fulfills requirements ultimately play a part in this question and whether the program will be a success.

This will be a summer course and faculty salaries will be at the maximum summer teaching rate. Faculty travel & living expenses pertaining to the program are covered.

If the course is intended to fulfill a GEP requirement, please submit the proper proposal to the GEP Committee. A detailed syllabus, along with evidence of how the course will satisfy the 42 hours of instruction time, must be submitted to the GEP committee for approval.

Summer Programs require a lot of collaborative planning between various offices. The following chart outlines the roles and responsibilities of each office: Roles List

Proposal Submission & Deadline
Online Proposals are due to the Center for International Programs by 11:59pm February 15th. From there, the Chair of your department and the Dean of your respective College will receive the proposal for review and approval. Afterwards, the Provost's Council will review the proposal, and the CIP will notify you of the committee's decision by the end of the spring semester.

Please note that not all summer program course proposals may be approved. There may be situations where one is not approved on its own merits, but there may also be times when one or more are not approved given other circumstances (e.g., resource issues, timing matters, costs, etc.).

Application Instructions
*Please read & follow the below instructions carefully.*
1. Click 'Apply Now' to log in with your SJU username and password.
2. Terms: Please choose the Program Proposal term.
3. Location: Please choose a city in the applicable country (Ex: Beijing for the Summer Program in China; Athens for Greece...)
4. Dates: Please choose your preferred dates. Please note that there are dates these programs typically run (based on accommodation availability, faculty availability, etc.). For instance, Rome must run during the month of July.
5. Complete all required submissions by the deadline (there will be a checkmark next to each complete item). There is no 'Submit' button for the entire application. The system will prevent you starting or finishing any application once the application deadline passes.
6. To access a previously started proposal application, please click SJU login/register at the top right of the CIP webpage and login to view your application. Do not click Apply Now again.

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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year Decision Date Start Date End Date
Program Proposal 2018 Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.