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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. 

Faculty must submit a new program proposal annually for review in advance of program promotion. The proposal process includes academic, logistical, and financial reviews to ensure quality programming that meets students' needs. Programs will be provided a break-even budget, developed by the Office of Global Affairs, with a minimum of two faculty or chaperone leaders and 10 student participants.

Proposal Submission Deadlines:
Fall Semester Programming: February 1
Thanksgiving/Winter Break Programming: July 1
Spring/Spring Break Programming: September 1
Summer Programming: November 1

Proposals must be submitted in completed form by the deadline. Reviews and approvals may be completed after the published deadline. All proposals for an academic year must have final approvals by December 31.

Spring Break 2025 Faculty-led Program Guide & Timeline 

Summer 2025 Faculty-led Program Guide & Timeline

Faculty-led Program Salary Policy

Non-Student Participant Travel Policy For Faculty-Led Experiences

Education Abroad Chaperone Responsibilities