As a WSU faculty member leading a travel study program, you should familiarize yourself with the Study Abroad Program Director Handbook. This document will help you better understand your role, responsibilities, and rights as a Study Abroad Program Director. Please read it thoroughly before submitting a proposal for your Study Abroad Program.
Welcome, WSU Faculty! This page is full of resources to help you make a fantastic Study Abroad Program for our students.
Your program proposal must:
- Contain all required information and documentation.
- Be signed by your academic department head and dean before submission.
- Be accompanied by a signed Conflict of Interest Disclaimer.
For a sample of a completed proposal, see the Program Director Handbook.
Traveling abroad is a great experience that may come with some risk. Please consider the following while planning and leading a Study Abroad Program:
- Consider purchasing travel insurance for yourself and encourage your students to do the same.
- Emergency Health Insurance must be included in each FLSA trip.
- Always travel with a cell phone that works in the destination country or countries, and please give the number to Study Abroad and the WSU Travel Manager.
- Seriously consider booking your air travel as a group through WSU Travel. Traveling as a group is always a good idea – remember that some students may not have traveled before, especially internationally. If you decide to book airfare individually, please have all participants’ itinerary in case of an emergency.
- Provide students with emergency information.