Prospective Course Leaders
The UNI Study Abroad Center is pleased that you are considering leading a program abroad. More and more, we are seeing students at UNI choosing faculty-led programs as a way to experience study abroad without spending too much time away from home, altering their graduation goal, or exhausting their financial resources.
Leading a program abroad is both challenging and rewarding. Below, you will find a variety of resources created by the Study Abroad Center to aid you in becoming a successful Course Leader. Because of the nature of these types of study abroad programs, all of the documents are very fluid. We hope you find them useful and we appreciate your feedback regarding their usefulness at any point of the process. Please feel free to contact the Advisor for Short-Term Programs with any comments, questions or suggestions.
New Course Leader Orientation (PPT Presentation)
The Study Abroad Center welcomes any UNI regular faculty. adjunct faculty or staff to propose a short-term program abroad. Before doing so, please review the interactive presentation. Topics include roles and responsibilities, basic suggestions on developing a program, the program timeline, and benefits of becoming a Course Leader.
Download: the live recording
Watch on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toK6oXZ2H8c&feature=plcp
The purpose of this handbook is to provide a framework for developing your program, spur your thinking as you go through the process of developing the course, and provide information regarding the steps necessary for you to take to ensure that you meet all requirements UNI has for short-term faculty-led programs.
We recommend that you thoroughly read this handbook prior to submitting your program proposal application and strongly encourage you to meet with the staff of the Study Abroad Center to discuss your ideas, questions, concerns and suggestions. Feel free to download the handbook in the comprehensive PDF (above) or in chapters (below).
[Topics include: roles and responsibilties of the Course Leader, Study Abroad Center, Program Assistant, and Student during the pre-departure,on-site and post-program stages of the course]
[Topics include: task timeline, steps for development, and a guide to the program proposal application, program promotion, program logistics, and financial procedures]
[Topics include: the application process, pre-departure, and behavior management]
[Topics include: emergency protocol, Emergency Action Plan, examples of emergencies, medical insurance, first aid]
Instructor-led Program Proposal Application
Once you have had sufficient time to peruse the resources listed above, please begin completing the Program Proposal Application. New applicants must submit complete proposals by September 1 of the year prior to the intended program departure in order to be considered for approval.