Resources for Faculty
The Office of Global Studies appreciates your interest in developing a faculty-led study abroad program. We look forward to assisting you in what will be a richly rewarding opportunity, both for your own professional development and the academic growth of St. Kate's students. As part of the University's Internationalization Initiative we aim to create partnerships with faculty and departments to develop more opportunities for St. Kate's students to study abroad.
With today's dynamic and diverse student population, your willingness to consider directing a study abroad program allows St. Kate's to offer a broader range of study abroad options to a variety of students. Your participation teaching abroad enriches the curriculum and opens new doors for students.
Generally over half of St. Catherine University students studying abroad do so on short-term courses led by St. Kate's faculty. Faculty-led courses can be a launching point for further international activities, as some students participate in more than one program. And while we encourage students to study abroad for as long a term as they can manage, we understand that semester and year-long programs are not possible for all students. By teaching abroad, you are helping in a very direct way to train globally aware leaders by providing life-changing experiences abroad.
Although much work goes into developing and producing a successful study abroad course, you are not alone in this endeavor. The Office of Global Studies is pleased to assist you along the way and work with you in course development and coordination. We hope that you will be able to find answers to many of your questions about program development in these web pages. We also welcome any additional questions or comments.