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Summer Faculty-Led Course

Each summer, Duquesne faculty in most of our Duquesne schools develop and lead about 20 short study abroad experiences. From Liberal Arts to Health Sciences, Business, Music, and Nursing, faculty create some extraordinary learning experiences for their students. As a potential leader of a summer international course experience, know that the Center for Global Engagement is here to help you at every step in the process. This will be some of the most challenging and rewarding teaching you'll ever do, and the learning is transformative for your students. The National Survey of Student Engagement (2017) identifies study abroad as one of only six high impact learning experiences. 

How to get started: 

1. See the kinds of programs offered in recent years. Ex: Summer 2018, Summer 2017

2. Apply for a Faculty Development Grant to do exploratory travel. 

3. Contact the Center for Global Engagement to brainstorm. Contact Dr. Jean Anne Hattler or Mary Beth Morris

How to get your program approved:

Every faculty-led summer program must be approved by a Committee comprised of experienced faculty leaders and chaired by Dr. Jean Anne Hattler from the Center for Global Engagement. The Proposal consists of 3 structured parts and must be submitted during the Fall semester (see posted Committee dates) for the program to run the following summer. 

The 3-Part Proposal Form:

Step 1: Academics

Step 1: Academics

You will need Academic approval from both your department and your Dean. Take special note that your Dean’s signature indicates both academic approval AND willingness to cover any possible budget shortfall.


Short-Term Study Abroad Academic Approval Form

Step 2: Budget

Step 2: Budget

Complete the Budget worksheet and Budget forms to determine the costs of your program, following Duquesne University’s Budget Office guidelines.

Note: You must submit a FINAL BUDGET (rather than this Proposed Budget) to the Budget Office 30 days BEFORE departure.

Special budgetary considerations and policies:
  • Tuition Remission/Exchange scholarships do NOT cover short-term study abroad programs. Be certain that students and their parents know this as you are marketing your program. Students must pay the full tuition for the 3 or 6-credit course PLUS any additional costs above the tuition.
  • When budgeting for your trip and quoting pricing to students, it is best to underestimate your enrollment. This will make the price slightly higher, but you will avoid the shock and distress of requesting more funds from the students if your enrollment is not as high as you had estimated.
  • Notice that your Dean’s signature on the Academic part of this proposal also commits the Dean to cover any possible budget shortfalls. This underlines the necessity for you to engage the budget process carefully and with some “contingency funding” allotment to cover the unexpected (flight problems, currency exchange fluctuations, etc.).

Complete the Budget Worksheet (FY19 Study Abroad Short Term Worksheet)
(If prompted, "Enable Macros".)

Budget Worksheet Field Descriptions

Step 3: Concerns

Step 3: Concerns- Health, Safety & Security

Complete the Concerns Questionnaire regarding the health, safety, and security of the location/s to which you are traveling.


Concerns Questionnaire - Health, Safety & Security planning questionnaire.