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.
    • Summer 2020 Call for Applications deadline was Monday, April 1st, 2019
      • A new tentative program at St Andrews in Summer 2020 is now accepting program director applications. Deadline: Monday, October 21, 2019 (11:59pm)
    • Summer 2021 Call for Applications: opening in March 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 2019 site review was December 19, 2018. The call for applications to participate in a summer 2020 review will be made in November 2019.

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 were scheduled for W&M faculty-led summer programs in: Cape Town, South Africa; Goa, India; Santiago de Compostela, Spain; and 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.

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

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