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For Faculty

Proposals for programs starting in 2020 are currently being accepted. Deadline to apply is September 12th. 
Study Away Program Development Process

All faculty interested in leading a Study Away program through the Charles Center must submit an online proposal. The application will include the following:

  • Overview of program, including main learning objectives, main structural elements, detailed draft itinerary, and budget;
  • course description with draft syllabus;
  • description of specific curricular needs at W&M that program will fulfill and why the course should be taught in proposed “away” location;
  • description of target student population, target course enrollment, and proposed recruitment techniques;
  • CV of faculty involved with the proposal;
  • signature of department chair(s) or program director(s), indicating knowledge/support of faculty’s involvement in Away project

The Charles Center will respond with three possible outcomes:

(a) approval, (b) suggestions for amendments to study away proposal, (c) rejection of proposal. If approved, faculty will be instructed to work with appropriate W&M staff to ensure comprehensive program development, with specific attention given to budget development and risk assessment.

Financial Information

The Charles Center is able to offer a subsidy to help defer costs to students and faculty for a limited number of Study Away programs each year. Applications for funding should follow these guidelines:

  • The Charles Center will cover up to 100% of faculty costs (not to exceed $5,000);
  • The Charles Center will cover no more than 50% of student costs;
  • The average award is around $1,000/student

Successful proposals will be eligible for subsequent funding.

Faculty will be required to submit a program report no later than 30 days upon return. More information will be provided in the faculty handbook.


For questions, please contact Chelsie Craddock at cecraddock@wm.edu