Faculty-Led Program Development

The Office of International Programs ‐ Education Abroad (OIP‐EA) works as an academic support unit for CSU departments to facilitate the administration of education abroad programming. The following outlines the steps for developing a faculty or staff‐led education abroad program and gathers information needed by OIP‐EA to assist with development of a high-quality academic education abroad program that complies with CSU’s risk management and fiscal policies for leading student groups abroad.

The core values of the Education Abroad unit are the foundation upon which we develop and implement all of our programs and operations. The requested information in this proposal are based on the OIP‐EA core values and the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad from the Forum on Education Abroad. The Forum is recognized by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission as the Standards Development Organization (SDO) for the field of education abroad.

Steps for Proposing a New Staff or Faculty-Led Education Abroad Program

  1. Gain support for your Education Abroad program concept from your Academic Department or Unit
  2. Meet with the Associate Director of Education Abroad to discuss the program proposal process (email aimee.jones@colostate.edu to schedule a meeting)
  3. Work with the Associate Director of Education Abroad to create a request for proposals

Submission Timeline

Program proposals should be discussed and approved approximately 16‐18 months prior to a program’s start. Advanced planning of education abroad programming allows for appropriate time for adhering to Procurement policies related to soliciting bids, contracting services, as well as preparation of UCC course requests and implementing promotion plans.

Submission Period

  • Summer Programs: Jan‐Mar (16‐18 months before program start date)
  • Winter Break/Spring Break/Spring Semester Programs: Sept‐Jan (16‐18 months before program start date)
  • Fall Break/Fall Semester Programs: April‐Aug (16‐18 months before program start date)


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