Faculty play a central role in the study abroad process through many different activities both abroad and locally: serving as instructors in leading a program abroad, serving as a UCEAP Study Center Director, planning and reviewing curriculum, approving UCEAP course work in your major, and advising students in your department.
If you are already participating in this process, the UCI Study Abroad Center would like to extend our thanks. If you wish to get involved, there are many opportunities:
The UCI Study Abroad Center has a team of Study Abroad Peer Advisors—having just returned from their overseas experience—who are trained to give short 3-5 minute presentations on the basics of studying abroad (academics, accommodation options, program types, financial resources, locations, etc.). Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a day and time and for a visit to your class!
Integrate Study Abroad into Your Class Curriculum
Are you talking about an international subject matter in the classes you teach? Remind students that they can get a first-hand glimpse of these topics by choosing to study abroad. Encourage them to visit The UCI Study Abroad Center anytime! We also encourage you to volunteer to serve on the SubCommittee on International Education that deals with issues related to international education.
Share Your Own Experiences
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. Tell your own story, and make yourself accessible for students to ask questions.
Are you interesting in designing and leading your own study abroad program? Contact the UCI Study Abroad Center for an appointment to discuss. You may contact the Director, Bill Clabby at (949) 824-8658 or at email@example.com.
EAP Information for Faculty
Information provided by the official Education Abroad Program website.
Study Abroad Center Faculty Liaisons (PDF)
List of UCI faculty in each department who support study abroad and assist the Study Abroad Center.
Study Abroad Center Language Evaluators (PDF)
List of UCI faculty who can evaluate a student’s foreign language level.
Academic Senate Sub-Committee on International Education (SCIE)
Partnership with 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.
Student Group Travel Abroad
If you are already planning to take a group of UCI students abroad, review the Standards for Short-Term Education Abroad and contact the Office of Global Engagement for guidance and instructions.