Faculty & Staff

Engaging Students with the World

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

Interested in leading a study abroad program? Two ways to get involved:
  • Annual Faculty-led Summer Programs
    • Summer 2019 Applications Deadline: Monday, April 2, 2018
    • Summer 2020 Call for Applications will begin in early March; deadline: Monday, April 1st, 2019
Interested in proposing a new study abroad program?
Interested in participating in a program site review?

The deadline for applications to participate in a summer 2019 site review is December 19, 2018.

The Global Education Office (GEO) and the International Studies Advisory Committee (ISAC) review all summer programs on a rotating basis. In summer 2019, site visits are scheduled for W&M faculty-led summer programs in: Cape Town, South Africa; Goa, India; Santiago de Compostela, Spain; and possible Galway, Ireland (STEM).

The ISAC chooses a faculty-representative for each of the three-day 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.

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.

Application by completing Qualtrics Form.

Questions? Contact the chair of the ISAC, Prof. Seth Aubin, or director of global education, Sylvia Mitterndorfer.

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