November 15, 2011
Please submit one copy of your proposal to:
Janis Halpern Study Abroad Program
Stalker hall 215 Indiana State University
Terre Haute, IN 47809
The University’s Strategic Plan calls for doubling the percentage of undergraduate students who participate in an international experience by the year 2014. To achieve this goal, funds are being made available to support faculty and their students in short-term study-abroad programs. By providing opportunities for brief, faculty-led international experiences, we hope to encourage undergraduate students to consider studying abroad for longer periods-- a summer, semester, or even an academic year.
We are now soliciting proposals for this project for spring/summer 2012. There will be a later opportunity to apply for funding in the 2012-13 academic year.
A travel seminar is a short-term, faculty-led program which integrates an international experience with an on-campus academic course. Travel would occur during spring break or early summer. Students would be enrolled in a regular course; departments may arrange for students who elect to participate in travel study to enroll for additional credits. It is expected that the program would enroll 8-12 undergraduate students.
Funding will cover a part of students’ travel expenses; faculty expenses will be fully covered by the grant or through other sources.
Consult the Director of Study Abroad before preparing the proposal: Janis Halpern, x3427, Janis.Halpern@indstate.edu.
1. Routing Form—The form must be signed by the Director of Study Abroad, Department Chairperson and the Dean.
2. Program Narrative—Please include the following:
How the course is integral to the program in which it is offered, including the department’s experiential learning objectives
How the travel seminar is integral to the course
How the seminar will take advantage of the international setting and how students will connect with the unique aspects of the foreign culture
Pre-departure and post-return components
How this experience will provide skills and encouragement for pursuing a lengthier study abroad option
How you will promote student participation in the seminar.
Likelihood that participants will be first-time international travelers
Any prerequisites and criteria for student selection
Your familiarity with the country/countries you plan on visiting
Features of the travel plan that will reduce costs, keeping it affordable to students
Other anticipated or potential sources of funding
5. Budget Plan—Use the form which is specifically designed for Travel Seminars.