Submit the Proposal the Appropriate Approving Bodies
Departmental Approval (mandatory)
Complete any internal departmental approval processes. Course content, credit, required excursions, and prerequisites are determined by the program leader and must be approved by the program leader's department and/or school/college.
International & Global Studies Approval (optional)
The International and Global Studies Program is an interdisciplinary program that aims at providing students with a framework for focusing on international relations and global trends. The program has grown out of the conviction that International and Global Studies merits its own focus. The purpose of the program is to enable students to gain a global perspective of human events and behavior; to appreciate the cultural diversity of the World; to discern global patterns and processes and to understand their impact on particular regions. Students can major in one of the existing fields (e.g., history, management, or nursing) with a minor in International and Global Studies.
Faculty may choose to lead a study abroad program that is sponsored by IGS. Courses are structured by the program leader, in consultation with IGS, and can be for undergraduates, graduates, or both. To lead an IGS program so, faculty are required to submit a proposal to the IGS Study Abroad Committee. Faculty who choose to lead an IGS-sponsored program receive the added benefits of having the program associated with INT credit, which attracts a larger, more diverse student population. In addition, selected scholarships have been designated for IGS programs.
2014/2015 International & Global Studies Study Abroad Course Proposal Guidelines
International Travel Advisory Committee Approval (mandatory)
All University of Michigan-Flint faculty and/or staff who propose to take students abroad are REQUIRED by the Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs to first register and gain approval for their course/trip through the International Travel Advisory Committee (ITAC). The primary purpose of this requirement is to address the significant health, safety, and liability issues that exist when students go abroad as part of a university led/sponsored experience. Individual departments, including the International and Global Studies Program, and those within the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education and Human Services, School of Health Professions and Studies, and the School of Management retain academic and pedagogical autonomy in study abroad trips.
International Group Travel Health & Safety Approval Form
EXAMPLE OF A CONCISE APPLICATION
Please do not replicate the example. It is meant to serve of a guideline of expectations of the responses required by ITAC. Please note that the responses to the questions around health, safety, and security will be different for each region of the world.
- For Health and Safety Review Only: This form must be submitted a minimum of 90 days prior to trip commencement.
- For Health & Safety Review, student scholarship eligibility and Education Abroad Office marketing: This form must be submitted by May 30th of the previous year. This deadline ensures that approved trips will be included in fall term marketing campaigns.
**NOTE**: If you want your program to be an IGS-sponsored program and be cross-listed with INT credit, you will need to submit a proposal and supporting material to the International and Global Studies Committee AND the International Group Travel Health & Safety Approval form directly to Dr. Ananth Aiyer, IGS Chair by May 1, 2014. Students participating in IGS-sponsored programs generally receive more scholarships than students participants in strictly departmental programs.