Faculty play a central role in the study abroad process both locally and abroad. This can include connecting students to education abroad resources (including the Study Abroad Center), supporting academic integration, serving as a UCEAP Study Center Director, or leading a program abroad.
We appreciate faculty who are already engaged in this process and wanted to share other opportunities to get involved:
The UCI Study Abroad Center has a team of Study Abroad Peer Advisors who are trained to give short, 3-5 minute presentations on the basics of studying abroad (academics, program types, financial resources, timeline, how to get started etc.). Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request a class visit!
Integrate Study Abroad into Your Class Curriculum
If your courses include international subject matter, consider encouraging your students to seek a first-hand experience by pursuing study abroad. Connect your students with UCI Study Abroad Center anytime and encourage them to attend a study abroad info session/event, schedule an advising appointments, or follow us on social media (YouTube and Instagram)!
Get Involved in International Education at UCI
Consider serving on the SubCommittee on International Education (SCIE) to provide academic policy oversight related to international education. You can also volunteer to serve as a Study Abroad Center Faculty Liaison to get more involved with promoting education abroad and supporting both inbound and outbound students.
Lead a Program Abroad
You can design and lead your own faculty-led program abroad. Check out our UCI Faculty-Led Program Development page for more information.
Share Your Global Experiences
Tell your story and make yourself accessible for students to ask questions about your experiences abroad. Sometimes the idea of leaving UCI for a summer, quarter or year seems intimidating to students—many of whom are away from a tight-knit family or community for the first time in their lives. Hearing your first-hand experience and advice may help encourage these students to seek an experience of their own.
Partner with a Foreign University
If you are considering any type of partnership with a foreign university, review the UCI Policy and Guidelines and contact the Office of Global Engagement for guidance and instructions.
For other international opportunities for faculty, please visit the Office of Global Engagement website.