Clemson University strongly encourages its students to participate in study abroad programs as part of their overall academic experience and program of study. Study abroad serves as a vital part of a student’s academic, professional and personal growth. Faculty members play an essential role in encouraging and advising students to participate in study abroad. Faculty-led programs are a particularly important means of encouraging our students to study abroad and of ensuring the academic quality and integrity of programming. Therefore, we are very pleased that you are interested in leading a Clemson study abroad program.Approval Process
Clemson faculty members who wish to develop and lead a study abroad program (whether credit or non-credit) must complete an approval process through their respective departments, colleges and the Office of Global Engagement (OGE). This process applies to all study abroad programs regardless of their length. Program budgets are handled in the Office of Global Engagement along with other essential components of programming, such as acceptance of applications, pre-departure orientation, obtaining insurance and required release documents. Individual faculty members and departments should not collect monies or payments for program fees.
Please refer to our Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs: Development, Approval, and Implementation Guide for complete details concerning the approval process. Key information which must be submitted to our office for the approval process is explained on pp. 6-10 in the guide. In addition, you must submit an approval form (Appendix B in the guide, p. 16) with the signatures of your department chair and college dean. The Approval Form (Appendix B) and the Program Proposal and Information Form (Appendix B-1) are available as a fillable pdf form or as a Word document.Who to Contact
If you have questions or need assistance with the development and approval process for a study abroad program, contact Dr. Uttiyo Raychaudhuri or via 864-656-1753.