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This is the resource page for study abroad program leaders.  The Office of International Education will post materials here for easy access on campus and abroad! 

Teaching Abroad Opportunities for UWSP Faculty! 

UWSP offers students both instructor-led programs as well as international direct enrollment and exchanges options. If you are interested in leading a study abroad experience, helping students earn credit while undertaking an international project, assisting students to participate in an international conference, or helping UWSP develop its undergraduate offerings abroad, please read on.

Short-Term Faculty-Led Programs:  Call for Proposals

Our office runs several short-term faculty-led study tours each year during Winterim (January) and during the summer months. Additionally, we have short-term programs through partner universities. All are designed to serve students' academic needs across all four colleges. See our programs page for a complete listing.

Each year the Office of International Education issues a Call for Proposals for the following academic year. From the proposals submitted by the appropriate deadline, the Office selects the programs to build the best possible program array for the coming year.  The approval process, planning and recruitment require lots of lead-time!  Thus proposals need to reach the Office of International Education Director at least one year in advance.

Semester Abroad for Faculty Members: Hangzhou, London and Heidelberg!

Currently, we offer two opportunities for faculty members to lead a semester abroad and we are developing a third option. Beneath is a brief description of each option. If interested in applying for one of the options, please contact the UWSP Office of International Education Director ( first to discuss availability and approval processes.

Spring Semesters: Hangzhou, China

UWSP faculty and staff have an opportunity to participate as instructors on the Experience China! program in Hangzhou. The program is currently offered each spring semester. Through a partnership with UW River Falls, UWSP faculty and staff can teach on-site for a full semester or for a four-week module. With prior approval from your department and dean, you can apply for this opportunity through UW River Falls.

Each Semester: London

UWSP sends students every semester and summer term to study in London. Students are there for a semester of coursework or a combination of coursework and internship. UWSP faculty members can apply to serve as the academic coordinator in London for a full semester in the fall or spring OR serve as the London entry/orientation coordinator for a week to ten days in the summer or for the semester programs.

All London entry/orientation coordinators and academic coordinators need prior approval from their home department and college dean.  Entry/orientation coordinators assist the Office of International Education in guiding students through international travel and to their new home for the term in London. The coordinators accompany students through their on-site orientations and help them get acclimated to London. Thus, prior experience of London is necesary! 

If applying for a full semester in London, the coordinator must be engaged in a professional development project approved by the University. The full-semester academic coordinator serves as instructor for a three-credit study abroad reflection and analysis course, and serves as an on-site support person for the undergraduates. Our office covers the international travel expenses to London and provides a very modest apartment in London within the same housing complex as the students.

New Opportunity: Heidelberg!

Our newest development is a semester in Heidelberg!  Our office is partnering with CEPA Europe for undergraduates to study at CEPA's European Study Centre. As a partner, UWSP faculty members can apply to teach at the Centre for a semester and, of course, help recruit students from UWSP to study with them that semester!