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Engaging W&M students with the world

The Global Education Office supports global education opportunities abroad and at W&M.

Interested in leading a study abroad program? Three ways to get involved teaching students abroad:
Interested in proposing a new study abroad program?
Interested in participating in a program site review?

The Global Education Office (GEO) and the International Studies Advisory Committee (ISAC) review all summer programs on a rotating basis. Opportunities for faculty to apply to review these programs will be posted here as well as announced in the WM Digest. 

ISAC and GEO are not currently seeking applications for Summer 2023. The call for Summer 2024 reviewers will be published in November 2023.

Site visits take place over a three-day window. Since we are still finalizing excursions and schedules, applicants need to be available during the entire timeframes below. Exact dates will be set by March.

The ISAC chooses a faculty-representative for each of the three-day (plus travel days) intensive site visits. In making its selection, the ISAC weighs the following:

  • familiarity with summer study abroad programs (eg. having served as a Program Director to a different study abroad program, having served on one of the international committees) in order to have experience with the challenges of these types of programs;
  • regional /topical expertise related to the program destination or topic of study; and/or
  • linguistic proficiency, particularly for programs conducted largely in a language other than English.

In order to provide a different perspective on the program, for programs closely connected to a particular academic department, reviewers are chosen from departments not affiliated with a specific program. For the same reason, previous program directors of the program to be reviewed are also not eligible to apply to review their previous program.

Flights and travel-related expenses including food, taxis, entry fees, visas, and four nights of lodging are covered for the reviewer. Reviewers may choose to extend their stay or add destinations, with flight costs covered up to the amount of the original review itinerary. The site review days are very busy with meetings from morning through dinner.

Questions? Contact the director of the global education office, Sylvia Mitterndorfer.

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