Faculty-Led Study Abroad

The Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program offers short-term study abroad programs to allow UM-Flint students to experience the world. These global learning trips give students the opportunity to travel with their peers and faculty leaders and provide them with the academic experience of the cultures, customs, and histories of the destinations.

The deadline to submit the completed and signed application for the faculty-led short-term study abroad program for the academic year 2024-25 is April 10, 2024. Kindly submit the completed application and proposal to Zachariah Mathew, the Director of the Center for Global Engagement, at [email protected]. Should you have any questions or need additional resources, please reach out to Daniel Birchok, Director of International and Global Studies, at [email protected], or Zachariah Mathew at [email protected].

Benefits of Faculty-Led Programs

For faculty:

  • Significantly enhances one’s teaching, research, and service
  • Provides global competence which can then be passed on to students
  • Affords an opportunity to connect with students in a more meaningful way as opposed to large lecture-style courses
  • Adds experiential learning objectives to your courses 
  • Provides a fully supported method for one to travel and conduct academic work abroad

For students:

  • Classes are taught by UM-Flint faculty
  • Students earn credit toward their major, minor and/or degree program
  • Programs are pre-planned and structured
  • Programs are sponsored by UM-Flint departments/schools/colleges 
  • Students have the opportunity to build strong connections with UM-Flint faculty members

For more information regarding Faculty-Led Study Abroad, please contact Zachariah Mathew at [email protected].