Call for Proposals

Do you have an idea for an international collaboration? Do you want to integrate global learning into your classroom? Do you want to lead students on an international experience? Here’s what you need to know.

  • Global Classrooms – Proposal Deadline: Nov. 1, 2017
  • Projects with Underserved Communities – Proposal Deadline: Nov. 1, 2017
  • Maymester and Summer Faculty-led Programs – Proposal Deadline: Jan. 25, 2018
  • Semester Plus Programs – Rolling deadline

Proposal Workshop

Join us for an engaging workshop: Designing and Proposing a Faculty-Led or Global Classroom Program

Date: Friday, September 22 2017
Time: 2–4 p.m.
Location: International Office, 2400 Nueces, Room 118

We can accommodate up to 50 participants. If you would like to attend this workshop, please RSVP here.

Global Classrooms

In partnership with the Faculty Innovation Center, the UT Libraries, Project 2021 and the School of Undergraduate Studies, the International Office invites proposals from UT Austin faculty to develop Global Classrooms in connection with an undergraduate course scheduled to be taught during the 2018-19 academic year. A Global Classroom blends, either wholly or in part, a course at UT Austin with a course at an international partner university using online technology to connect students, foster collaboration, and facilitate co-teaching. The Global Classrooms program will run for three years (2017-2020) and award ten fellowships of $5,000 - $10,000 annually.

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Projects with Underserved Communities (PUC)

PUC is a project-based service-learning program that allows student teams to partner with a community abroad to address an expressed need and apply classroom learning to a real-world setting. Students participate in coursework related to community development and project management while maintaining regular communication with the partner community. After a year of academic coursework and planning, students travel abroad to implement their projects with the local community. Throughout the course, students engage in research and conduct presentations pertaining to their project development.

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Maymester and Summer Faculty-Led Programs

Maymester and Summer Faculty-led programs range from 4 to 10 weeks, serve every major and span the entire globe. On a faculty-led program, groups of UT students take a course abroad taught by a UT faculty member. Both immersive and intensive, faculty-led programs give students an in-depth look at subject matter, an opportunity for experiential learning or career exploration. Proposals are accepted from faculty across all departments and colleges.

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Semester Plus

Semester Plus programs are designed to combine a 3 credit faculty led course with a semester exchange program. The International Office works with faculty members to identify major specific courses and institutions to host the program and students for the duration of the exchange component. Interested faculty should contact Julia Smith in Study Abroad to begin brainstorming opportunities.

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Additional Opportunities

If you have an idea for an innovative international program that may not fit into one of the above categories, please email studyabroad@austin.utexas.edu with the subject line “New Faculty Program”. We will be glad to discuss new ideas with interested faculty. Development of new program ideas will be dependent upon the program model and capacity.