Call for Faculty Proposals for Study Abroad
South Africa Winter 2016
Estimated Program Dates
Estimated Dates at SMC: January 4 – 15, 2016 and February 8-11, 2016
Estimated Dates in South Africa: January 16 – February 6, 2016
The college seeks faculty proposals for the annual South Africa Study Abroad Program for the Winter 2016 session that draws upon the faculty members’ expertise and offers students a rewarding experience. In developing a proposal, keep in mind the following guidelines:
Study Abroad Programs are an important part of the college’s efforts to encourage students to become global citizens. These programs are also important for professional development, to encourage faculty to remain current with their disciplines and to become more aware of different cultures throughout the world. The program is structured around these principles:
• Intensity of experience - Instead of going on a bus tour that skims the surface of many places, students gain a deep understanding of the environment, the people, and the culture of one area or region.
• Affordability - To encourage broad participation, the costs will be kept as low as possible, and the program will attract scholarships and other financial aid.
• Safety - The program will be structured to keep risk to an acceptable level.
• Unifying theme - To provide students with a sense of the program’s purpose and over-arching questions.
The program will offer academic credit and meet the course outline of record for each course included in the program. Three weeks of the summer session will take place at SMC, and three weeks will take place abroad. The proposed courses must be general education transferrable credit courses, IGETC preferred, with appeal to a broad spectrum of students.
To apply review the application and itinerary:
Applications Due: Thursday, July 2, 2015 by 12:00 pm