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When developing an international program proposal, there are several things to take into consideration. First, program development takes time. A one year (at least!) lead time is strongly recommended. Each SU College and School its own requirements for the program proposal and approval process, so you should consult with your dean to find out what deadline you need to meet. Consult with the Education Abroad Office, for advice, policy guidance, support and curricular considerations as well as assistance in identify in-country resources.
It is the goal of the Education Abroad Office (EAO) to assist faculty in developing high-quality international programs that offer a connection to our mission and values of academic excellence, diversity and empowerment of leaders for a just and human world. Our international programs should reflect elements that enhance the curriculum in ways that can not be accomplished by offering it on campus alone.
*If a student participant will graduate prior to the start of the program, please consult with the EAO regarding proper paperwork and procedures.
"Study abroad programs, whether they are a year or a month long, have to work to strike a balance between the curricular and the co-curricular. The purpose of a U.S. school creating a study abroad program is not to replicate an existing program on foreign soil but rather to create a program that accomplishes certain academic goals by incorporating the unique co-curricular activities available when studying in a foreign country."