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  • Program Terms: Program Proposal
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  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:
Faculty Proposal for SJU Summer Programs 

2014 Alison Lewin GreeceSummer 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.

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 Programs are four weeks in length, and can be offered from June-July or July-August. With the exception of Greece, they are designed to be based in one host city at a local University/partner (i.e. American University of Rome, Italy; Universidad Alberto Hurtado in Santiago, Chile; and The Beijing Center in Beijing, China). Logistical coordination is provided by the Center for International Programs, an SJU Coordinator, a local partner University and/or an on-site program provider/organization.

Each location can accommodate two (2) faculty-led courses, with the exception of Rome, which can accommodate up to four (4) faculty and their respective courses. 

Course & Planning 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 and culture preparation for the coursework that will be completed while abroad. 

Summer Programs require a lot of collaborative planning between various offices - you, your co-faculty leaders, the CIP, on-site vendors and schools, and possibly more! The following chart outlines the roles and responsibilities of each office: Roles List.

Additionally, faculty must actively take a lead role in developing, marketing and recruiting students for the Summer Program (which begins with your proposal and concludes with group travel). Please refer to a complete Proposal Development Timeline

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.?
  • 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: 
  • Course Information (Code, Title, pre-requisites, GEP approvals) 
  • 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 & 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 a course for the Summer Programs 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 Summer Program will take place (Rome, Italy; Athens, Greece; Santiago, Chile; Beijing, China)
4. Dates: Please type in your proposed travel dates.
5. Complete all required submissions by the deadline (there will be a checkmark next to each complete item) and "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.