Develop a Faculty-Led Education Abroad Program

Faculty-led education abroad programs are among the best ways to internationalize your discipline and teaching portfolio. These programs pair courses with a short-term study tours abroad that range in length from a week to six weeks and typically run during academic breaks. These opportunities can be a very rewarding experience not only for the students, but for you as the faculty leader, as well.

As defined by K-State, OIP, and Education Abroad, a faculty led education abroad experience is one where there is a K-State course directly connected to the education abroad experience AND a K-State faculty (or employee) in a full-time capacity is with the students for the entire international experience.

Step 1: Review the Faculty Led Policies and Procedures

The left menu bar links to pages that provide helpful information as you build and launch your faculty-led program. If at any time you have questions, feel free to contact Brent Holliday, Education Abroad Assistant Director, at or 785-532-5990.

Step 2: Inform Education Abroad of your plans

Complete the Program Development Interest Questionnaire below. This can be used whether you are repeating a previously offered program, in the process of developing a new program, or simply want to initiate a conversation with Education Abroad.

Initiate a Faculty Led Program

Step 3: Finalize your Faculty Led Education Abroad proposal

For most faculty led programs (repeat programs or programs utilizing a 3rd Party Program Provider), Education Abroad will be able to either take a lead or assist you with the completion and development of your proposal materials. Click on the Faculty Led Program Proposal icon (righthand corner above) for a list of the required proposal elements. All faculty led programs that are proposed require approval from the instructor's department and college.

Program Proposal Submission Deadlines

To ensure that students have time to consider and apply for your program, we have set the following deadlines to guide your submission of a proposal. We arrange deadlines based on the term you will award course credit.

Course Term: Normal Proposal Deadline:
Fall Semester December 1st of the Prior Year
Spring Semester June 1st of the Prior Year
Summer Semester September 1st of the Prior Year

Fall semester study tours must conclude travel prior to the last day of the fall semester.

  • For the 2024-2025 academic year, these dates are August 19, 2024 to December 13, 2024.

Spring semester study tours can commence from the first day of the winter interssion period and must conclude by the end of the spring academic term.

  • For the 2024-2025 academic year, these dates would be December 30, 2024 to May 16, 2025.

Summer term study tours can commence following the conclusion of the spring academic term and must conclude prior to the first day of the fall term.

  • For the 2024-2025 academic year, these dates are May 19, 2025 to August 22, 2025.


A late submission may adversely affect the marketability and long-term success of a program. Late submissions will be reviewed and approved on a case-by-case basis.

Please note: Some countries may have elevated travel warnings and advisories with the U.S. Department of State and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. KSU's international travel and activities policy generally disfavors travel to countries with elevated travel advisories and warnings. For faculty led programs, there is an exemption process to propose a program to a country with an elevated travel advisory or warning. Please contact the Education Abroad Office if you have questions about this policy.