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? Three ways to get involved teaching students abroad:
  • Annual Faculty-led Summer Programs
    • The International Studies Advisory Committee (ISAC) and GEO solicit applications each year.
    • Since summer 2020 study abroad programs were cancelled, ISAC offered 2020 Program Directors the opportunity to lead their program in Summer 2021 instead.
    • Summer 2021 Call for Applications for Open Positions: deadline April 15, 2020
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 2020 site review was December 6, 2019.

The Global Education Office (GEO) and the International Studies Advisory Committee (ISAC) review all summer programs on a rotating basis. In summer 2020, site visits were scheduled for W&M faculty-led summer programs in: Cadiz, Spain; Florence and Rome, Italy (two separate programs); and Montpellier, France.

The 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.

  • Cadiz: review will occur between June 1- June 19
  • Florence and Rome (two separate program reviews so two contiguous three-day visits): reviews will occur between June 1 - June 19
  • Montpellier: review will occur between June 1- June 19

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. 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.

Application - was due December 6, 2019

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

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