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Education Abroad at West Virginia University is part of the Office of Global Affairs. Annually, WVU sends nearly 1,000 students abroad, mostly through faculty-led programs. This page contains resources for faculty to learn more about the processes and best-practices for leading education abroad programs. 

Save The Date: Fall 2021 Education Abroad Fair - October 20, 2021

The Education Abroad Fair serves as the major promotional event for study abroad programs to students across majors. Representatives will be available from the Office of Global Affairs, faculty leaders with upcoming programs, student support offices such as ASPIRE and Financial Aid, and university approved providers. Faculty are encouraged to attend and promote the event to their students.

Education Abroad Fair, October 20, 2021 - 10 am - 4pm - Mountainlair Ballrooms

Education Abroad Faculty Listserv

If you're interested in keeping up-to-date on events, policies, and other information you can self-subscribe to the Education Abroad Faculty Listserv by following the directions below.
Email listserv@listserv.wvu.edu. In the body of the email, type subscribe edabroad_faculty, followed by your first and last names. Example: subscribe edabroad_faculty Jane Doe

Developing EA Courses

Education Abroad courses must meet the same criteria as those taught on-campus or online. Many programs begin by offering courses as Special Topics (293: SPTP). Special Topics courses may only be offered three times before they must be submitted for review. Courses should be developed following the WVU rubric which is used to review courses for permanent course numbers.

Information regarding proposals for permanent course numbers can be found here.

Readings and Resources

Faculty-led Program Salary Policy

Non-Student Participant Travel Policy For Faculty-Led Experiences

IIE Report -- Gaining an Employment Edge:The Impact of Study Abroad on 21st Century Skills & Career Prospects in the United States, 2013–2016

NAFSA Faculty Led Program Resources


The Forum on Education Abroad