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Short-Term Programs

Proposals for Summer 2015 are due by August 1.


The Office of International Programs (oIP) is committed to fostering faculty development opportunities with a global emphasis. Consequently, the oIP would like to encourage all full-time faculty members to take advantage of an exciting faculty development opportunity: teaching a short-term course abroad. The oIP will also provide help to faculty interested in developing group programs with an international dimension.

The oIP is responsible for administering all credit-bearing programs involving student travel and removes much of the burden associated with development and coordination by following an established timeline. The oIP staff supports faculty in planning programs, including assistance with student recruitment, lodging and transportation, excursions, and budget development.  Generally, courses run from three to seven weeks over the summer and offer three to nine credit hours. Course approval must be routed through regular unit and college channels. Recently JMU has provided successful summer study abroad opportunities in Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Cameroon, Canada, China, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Malta, Russia, Scotland, Turkey, and the U.K. Courses offered during the regular semester with a required trip over spring break or at the end of the semester have also been successful.

Faculty interested in organizing a short-term program should submit a completed proposal to the oIP no later than August 1 to be included in the 2015 schedule.  A preliminary meeting with OIP staff is required and should be scheduled during the summer to facilitate the proposal development process. 

For further details, required forms, and important links, please visit the oIP web site below, or contact Felix Wang, Director of Study Abroad, by phone at 568-6273, or by email at to arrange an appointment.