Propose a Program
Faculty that are interested in proposing new education abroad experiences can use this page to guide them through the proposal submission process.
Please review all the information on this page before submitting your education abroad proposal. The information here addresses the deadlines and training requirements the faculty must know, as well as provides valuable links to information about how the EAO evaluates proposals.
Planning Your Proposal
Education abroad program proposals for all terms must be submitted one academic year in advance to the Education Abroad Office by August 1 at 5:00 pm. Proposals must be approved by your academic college before they are submitted to the EAO.
The Education Abroad Office strongly recommends that faculty begin the planning process for their program proposals and involve the EAO at least 6 months to one year prior to the submission deadline.
Below is a list of previously used Travel Agents that may be helpful to you as you begin to plan your program.
If you are new to education abroad and you are not quite ready to plan a program on your own or you have previously directed programs and are looking for a change of pace and are interested in teaching, the listing below can assist you.
If this is your first time proposing an Education Abroad Program, you must sign up for an Education Abroad Seminar for new faculty below. The seminar will provide information on how to plan a successful program and is available for both new and returning faculty.
The Proposal Process
Below is a link to the faculty-led program proposal form, as well as a variety valuable resources to review to ensure the development of a high-quality faculty-led program proposal.
Kennesaw State University's education abroad proposal process is entirely electronic. Fill out the form linked below completely to submit a faculty-led program proposal to the Education Abroad Office for review. The form contains detailed instructions for each section.Online EAO Proposal Form
Faculty must complete the Education Abroad Health, Safety and Security online training and all other required Faculty Training Sessions before leading an education abroad program. Faculty that do not complete the required training will not be allowed to participate on the program. All faculty and participating staff will be automatically enrolled in the Safety and Security Training in D2L when a program proposal has been created.
Education Abroad Seminar for New Faculty
Thank you for your interest in the Education Abroad Seminar for New Faculty. Registration is currently closed. We will be offering these sessions again next Summer and Fall, check back then for more information. (9/14/16)
First time program directors are required to attend the Education Abroad Seminar for New Faculty prior to their program can begin accepting student applications. Seminar dates are available before and after the proposal deadline. This seminar will introduce the many facets of running a successful education abroad program, from start to finish. If this is your first time proposing an Education Abroad program, please click below to sign up for one of the seminar dates. Returning faculty are also invited and encouraged to attend!EA Seminar for New Faculty Sign Up (CLOSED)
Resources & Sample Documents
See below for a listing of sample proposal documents that can serve as examples for when you build your own proposal. In addition, you can download the Program Agreement for Support Template, which you must submit if your program includes just one faculty member.
Sample Faculty-Led Education Abroad Program Proposal
An example of a completed proposal that contains all the information necessary for the EAO to review and approve.
A complete, detailed program budget.
Example syllabus outlining all the academic details of a proposed education abroad program.
Sample Safety & Medical Handout
An example safety and medical handout listing all the locations that will be visited, along with emergency contact information and advice for staying safe while traveling in each place.
Program Agreement for Support Template
Program Agreement for Support Template
You must submit this form to the EAO if your proposed program will include just a single faculty member.
Education Abroad Faculty Handbook
Comprehensive handbook of information for faculty to use when leading an education abroad experience, including policies, risk management strategies, and financial management.Faculty-Led Programs Roles & Responsibilities
A concise overview of roles and responsibilities of faculty directors and program coordinators.
The Proposal Review Process
Once you have submitted your faculty-led education abroad experience proposal, the
Education Abroad Advisory Committee will review it to determine whether it satisfies
the requirements for a program.
This section describes the review process and provides details on the criteria the committee will use to evaluate submissions.
Before Submitting Your Proposal
Prior to completing an education abroad faculty-led program proposal, be sure to obtain the proper departmental permissions. Your program must be approved by your department before the Education Abroad Advisory Committee will review it.
The Review Process
The Education Abroad Advisory Committee of the Faculty Senate will review all proposals submitted for approval. Program directors will be notified via email of the committee's decision.
Proposal submissions will be reviewed using the eight key areas listed below:
- Completeness of Proposal
- Detailed Itinerary and Budget
- Innovative Program Concept Design
- Safety/Risk Management
- Knowledge and Experience
- Previous Success
See the Full Criteria Reference Checklist.
Spring Semester 2017 Deadlines
Student Application Deadline: November 1, 2016
1st Program Fee Payment: December 2, 2016
2nd (Final) Program Fee Payment: January 13, 2017
Summer Semester 2017 Deadlines
Early Summer (Leaving before June 15)
Student Application Deadline: February 1, 2017
1st Program Fee Payment: March 3, 2017
2nd (Final) Program Fee Payment: March 17, 2017
Late Summer (Leaving after June 15)
Student Application Deadline: March 1, 2017
1st Program Fee Payment: April 3, 2017
2nd (Final) Program Fee Payment: April 17, 2017
Frequently Asked Questions faculty may face while organizing and submitting faculty-led program proposals.
Go to the EAO Proposal FAQs Page now.
Education Abroad Advisory Committee
The Education Abroad Advisory Committee, a Faculty Senate University Committee, reviews
and approves program proposals, and makes campus-wide education abroad policy recommendations.
Below is more information about the EAAC, its members, and its process.
Education Abroad Advisory Committee Charter
Document outlining the purpose and scope of the EAAC, and the procedures it follows.
EAAC Committee Member List
Current Education Abroad Advisory Committee members.
More information on EAAC policies, reports, and meeting minutes.