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Faculty & Advisors

Lead or Organize a Program

Rochester-led, short term programs provide global experiences for a diverse group of students. These programs often serve students who might otherwise not have an opportunity to go abroad, and can provide an opportunity to earn credit.

All international, study, work, and travel arranged by a Rochester faculty or staff that involves students must receive approval from the Center for Education Abroad prior to operation. Such activities can range from a traditional study abroad program involving a group of students going abroad with a professor, to independent research or internships conducted abroad by one or more students arranged by a Rochester professor.

All programs must support college, departmental, and institutional goals. In addition, safety and security are primary concerns.

Consider the following:

  • What specific departmental and/or school needs will your program fill?
  • Who is your target audience (Rochester students, non-Rochester students, both, others?)
  • Have you considered whether a customizable program offered through a third-party provider would be appropriate?

Programs may be as short as one week, or as long as 10 weeks. The average summer program is four to six weeks.

Travel Review

Before a program can be approved, all travel to high-risk destinations must be reviewed by the manager for international travel and security for approval.

How to Get Started

If you are proposing a new program, your first steps are to meet with your department chair to discuss your program and course details, and to meet with staff in the Center for Education Abroad. This should be done 12 to 15 months in advance for the expected program start date.

More Information

For more information about leading or organizing a program, contact either Theodore Pagano, associate director at t.j.pagano​@​, or Heidi Kozireski, faculty-led coordinator at heidi.kozireski​@​