Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program Development Guide
WCU Center For International Programs
West Chester University typically offers approximately twenty short-term international faculty-led study abroad programs each year, including both for-credit and non-credit options.
CIP is home to a centralized process for all faculty-led study abroad programs. Centralization was a necessary step for WCU and provides the following benefits:
WCU’s Center for International Programs (CIP) can work with faculty to identify and contract with universities abroad or third-party service providers who can build onsite structures to meet the program’s academic goals and needs.
Soon CIP will begin accepting proposals for all 2015 programs, and a program proposal form will be located at the "Program Proposal" tab on the left.
All students are required to pay a $100 study abroad fee. In certain cases, the fee may be waived because the student has been invited to give a performance, display their artwork, participate in a service learning project,or present their research and no course credit is involved. Faculty/students should contact CIP if they think that their program is eligible for waiver consideration.
**When planning a program to country with a travel warning or embargo, for example Cuba or Mexico, please contact CIP more than 12 months before the start date.
Thank you for your interest in leading a study abroad program and for your efforts towards greater internationalization of West Chester University!