One of International Programs and Services' (IPS) academic support functions is to assist faculty in the development and delivery of courses overseas. The office therefore maintains resources and expertise necessary to aid in the planning, marketing, recruiting, and orientating of such opportunities. In an effort to ensure the integrity of and consistency across faculty-led offerings, IPS has developed the following guidelines, processes, and forms.
All faculty-led programs must go through the below approval process in order to be offered as a Pacific-sponsored program. The International Programs and Services Committee (IPSC) is responsible for reviewing faculty-led course proposals and rendering a recommendation to the director of International Programs and Services who ultimately makes the decision on whether or not to authorize a program.
The course has a solid academic framework
The course includes activities that engage the host community
The course includes basic language and intercultural training when appropriate and possible
If a homestay experience is part of the program, consideration of the following:
Address each of the following sections as thoroughly as possible on a separate sheet of paper. Once completed, please return all required documentation to the assistant director of International Programs and Services at the Bechtel International Center. If you have any questions regarding this process, please call (209) 946-2592 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please provide the following:
* Refer to your time abroad as a "program" not a "trip" (e.g. "Education Abroad Program in Italy, Summer 2015").
** Provide a comprehensive list of cities and countries to be visited including (tentative) dates. Begin with departure date and conclude with return date.
Please answer/complete the following:
Note: Should the program run into a budget deficit, the Department and/or School will be responsible for any deficits.
Please submit all application materials to:
International Programs and Services
(209) 946-2592 email@example.com
An adult may accompany the faculty leader of an education abroad program for the duration or significant portion of the program so long as it does not interfere with the leader's duties to students and the program.
When planning to travel with non-essential adults, faculty are to provide written notification to the assistant director of International Programs and Services at firstname.lastname@example.org. The notification must include the following:
IPS, in consultation with relevant University stakeholders, will review the request and render a decision.
Accompanying adults are