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Call for proposals for study abroad/away programs

The Global Mobility Committee (GMC) at Ohio University is seeking proposals from faculty and staff on all OHIO campuses who are interested in contributing to student mobility.

Study abroad/away programs are high impact practices that foster integrative learning which is a goal of OHIO’s general education curriculum and experiential learning broadly. Students who engage in these programs report positive outcomes in many areas, including personal growth, academic knowledge, career development, and civic engagement. 

The current call is for programs expected to run in Winter Break, Spring Break or Spring Semester during the 2025/2026 or 2026/2027 academic years. 

Programs that meet the following criteria will be considered: 

  • Are credit-bearing, with a preference for courses that offer 1-4 credit hours.
  • Offered during winter break, spring break or spring semester.
  • Have a director and an additional OHIO employee identified with the understanding that both will travel with the program.
  • Preference given to programs intended to run for the two academic years in this proposal cycle (e.g. spring break 2026 and 2027). 

The Global Mobility Committee will review proposals individually and then with a lens focused  on how they can work together to create an academic and geographically diverse catalog of study abroad/away programs. Feedback from the associated academic leadership as well as prior program success, in cases where the program has run since 2022, will be considered. 

The application deadline is June 30, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. Individuals will be notified of their submission’s status no later than Aug. 30, 2024. 

More information, including a link to a preview of the proposal questions and access to Qualtrics to complete and submit a proposal, can be found under “Get Started” on 

April 19, 2024
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