Faculty and staff interested in leading a study abroad program must work with their college study abroad office. Additionally, all student travel to high risk destinations requires a mandatory review from International Safety and Security.
For study abroad, short-term (faculty-led) programs approval resides at the college level. Faculty or staff interested in designing and leading a program must work with their college study abroad office. For those colleges or schools without a study abroad office, interested faculty or staff should work with Illinois Abroad and Global Exchange (IAGE), who will coordinate with relevant academic unit administrators for sign-off/approvals.
Submitting a Proposal
Faculty and/or staff are encouraged to begin the planning process up to a year in advance of the program start date. Review the table below to find resources and next steps for submitting a proposal to your college's study abroad office.
|College of ACES||Planning should begin 12 months in advance of program dates.||Submit a Proposal|
|College of Education||Contact Education International Programs for next steps.||Contact Education|
|College of FAA||Contact FAA International Programs for next steps.||Contact FAA|
|College of LAS||Proposals must be submitted 9-12 months in advance.||Submit a Proposal|
|College of Media||Contact Media Study Abroad for next steps.||Contact Media Study Abroad|
|Gies College of Business||Proposals should be submitted by May 1 for the next academic year.||Contact Gies Global Programs|
|Grainger College of Engineering||Proposals must be submitted 8-12 months in advance.||Submit a Proposal|
|All Other Colleges||Contact Illinois Abroad and Global Exchange for next steps.||Contact IAGE|
Mandatory Review for High Risk Travel
The University Policy on International Travel requires a review and consultation for all student travel to high-risk destinations, identified as U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory Level 3 (Reconsider Travel) or Level 4 (Do Not Travel). International Safety and Security will work with college study abroad offices and IAGE to conduct reviews of short-term programs. Non-study abroad travel information must be recorded on the Study Tour Reporting Form and submitted to International Safety and Security at least two months in advance.
Review & Consultation for Non-Study Abroad Travel
For non-study abroad travel outside of high-risk destinations, the university highly encourages leaders (faculty, staff, and/or students) or other administrators to submit program plans for review and consultation. The preferred format is the Study Tour Reporting Form as it contains all the necessary information; however, a basic review can be conducted based on a program itinerary.