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  • Program Terms: Program Proposal
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  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:
Faculty Proposal for CIP Study Tours
Faculty Led 2016
A Study Tour is an international immersion opportunity embedded within a semester-long course taught on SJU's campus. Short-term group travel is a required component of these for-credit courses that takes place during the course (Spring Break) or at the conclusion of the course (in May or January) and is designed to introduce students to other countries & cultures by bringing to life what they learn in the classroom. Previous Tours have included study Ecology in Ecuador, Food Marketing in Spain & Morocco, Reformation Theology in Germany & Switzerland, but the options are limitless! 

Logistical coordination is provided by the Center for International Programs, SJU Tour Coordinator and an on-site vendor or tour provider/organization.

The Center for International Programs would welcome the opportunity to collaborate with you in the early-stages of your proposal development, and then when you are ready to submit: 

Use this application for the following tour offerings: 
  • Spring 2019 course with travel over Spring Break (March) or End of the semester (May, before 5/31)
  • Summer 2019 course with travel after 6/1
  • Fall 2019 course with travel during Winter break (January 2020)
Length of Travel: 
  • Typically range from 5 -14 days (Average one week)
Time Commitment: 
  • Requires 45 contact hours (15-20hrs of which must occur on campus before and/or after travel; the remainder take place while abroad)
  • Faculty must actively take a lead role in developing, marketing and recruiting students for the tour (which begins with the proposal and ends with travel). Please refer to a complete Proposal Development Timeline

Course Information 
For proposals involving Fall or Spring semester tours, consultation between the faculty member who submits the tour proposal and his/her department chair will determine whether the study tour course will be treated as part of the faculty member’s regular teaching load or as an overload course. Approval by the appropriate department chair and dean must be given for the designation of regular load status. Fall and Spring semester tours that are not designated as part of a faculty member’s regular teaching load will be considered an overload and will be compensated at the maximum summer teaching rate. In addition, Faculty will receive a travel advance to cover personal expenses while abroad. 

Study Tours designated as Summer or Winter Session, will be considered an overload and compensated at the maximum summer teaching rate.

Important Considerations
Is your program....
  • Intercultural? Are there structured and unstructured opportunities for intercultural learning such as local student interaction, business meetings, language partners, dancing/cooking lessons, field interviews, etc.?
  • Affordable? Cost is a significant contribution in students decision to participate in Study Tours. Are there ways to achieve your academic goals with cost considerations in mind? 
  • Addressing an SJU need? Are you traveling to a country where the CIP does not currently offer an international program? Are you taking a group of students from a major/minor that might not otherwise be able to study abroad? 
  • Marketable? Location, program content, how the course fulfills requirements, length of program, and time of year ultimately play a part in this question and whether the program will be a success. For more information on these factors please refer to the Feasibility Considerations.

Proposal Submission
Materials to Gather Before Beginning: 
  • Dates & cities of travel
  • Course Information (Code, Title, pre-requisites, GEP approvals, Load v. Overload, etc.) 
  • Course Syllabus
  • Detailed travel itinerary with specific site visits and connections to course material. If you would like CIP assistance with this aspect of your proposal, please include a "wish list" of what you would like to do, and we will take it from there! 
  • Contact information for on-site schools, vendors, business visits, etc. (if known/needed)
**NOTE: You can save & return to your proposal application at any time as you gather information required. 

Proposal Deadline & Review Process

Online Proposals are due to the Center for International Programs by 11:59pm February 15th. Applications will not be accepted after the deadline. 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.

**NOTE: If co-teaching a Study Tour course, each faculty member must submit their own, online CIP Faculty Proposal.

Please note that not all study tour proposals may be approved. There may be situations where a study tour 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
1. Click 'Apply Now' to log in with your SJU username and password.
2. Terms: Please choose the Program Proposal term.
3. Location: Choose the location(s) in which your Study Tour will take place. If the location does not exist, please type the city in the blank and click search to choose.
4. Dates: Please type in your proposed travel dates.
5. Complete all required submissions by the deadline & "Submit Application"

**NOTE: To access a proposal application you previously started, 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.
If you have any technical problems or have questions about any aspect of your application, please contact

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.