Education Abroad

Faculty Resources

Faculty Director Information

Pre-departure information for faculty members leading St. Cloud State groups abroad, including emergency protocol and emergency contact information, is available from the Center for International Studies.

Faculty Forms

Proposals/Reports

Information and forms for program proposals are below. The proposal deadlines:

  • Oct. 1 with a Dec. 1 notification of approval
  • April 1 with a June 1 notification of approval

If the deadline falls on a Saturday or a Sunday, the proposal is due the following Monday. Proposals should be submitted at least one year in advance of the proposed program date. Pprograms can be proposed to run for one academic year or for two academic years.

We look forward to receiving your proposal. 

Short-term Education Abroad Proposal Forms

Forms in the Packet

Resources for Program Proposals and Marketing

Resources for Traveling Abroad

Plan to travel internationally for St. Cloud State? Follow the process below.

Note: Start applying for travel permission not less than one month prior to your anticipated departure date. All travel must be approved prior to departure in order to receive reimbursement for expenses.

1. Determine if your country of destination has a travel warning.

2. If there is no travel warning, complete the following steps:

    • Complete the Travel Authorization Form (PDF) and have it signed by the required people
    • Review the safety insurance linked to your State of Minnesota health insurance. You are not required to have additional insurance
    • Register with the Department of State's Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) 
    • Print your STEP registration.
    • Submit your forms, a copy of your insurance coverage and your STEP registration to the Office of the President:

President's Office
Administrative Services 200
St. Cloud State University
720 Fourth Ave. S.
St. Cloud, MN 56301-4498

Telephone: (320) 308-2122

OR, email the supporting attachments to the Office of the President at presidentsoffice@stcloudstate.edu

3. If your travel is approved by the President, the Travel Authorization Form will be signed and returned so you can use it to apply for travel-expense reimbursement.

 After your trip has been approved:

    • Review information about your country of destination to determine if any immunizations are required. 
    • Determine if you must obtain a visa for the country of destination by reviewing visa requirements at the country’s consulate/visa information.

4. If there is a TRAVEL WARNING or TRAVEL ALERT in your country of destination, complete these steps:

President's Office
Administrative Services 200
St. Cloud State University
720 Fourth Ave. S.
St. Cloud, MN 56301-4498

Telephone: (320) 308-2122

OR, email the supporting attachments to the Office of the President at presidentsoffice@stcloudstate.edu 

5. The Office of the President will review your submitted materials, and if they are complete, will forward them to the Minnesota State Chancellor’s Office for approval. If your forms are approved, the President may sign the forms and, if signed, the forms will be returned to you to submit for travel expense reimbursement.

After your trip has been approved:

    • Review information about your country of destination to determine if any immunizations are required.  
    • Determine if you must obtain a visa for the country of destination by reviewing visa requirements at the country’s consulate/visa information.

Other Program Options for Faculty

Faculty Enrichment Programs

If you're interested in faculty professional development programs that assist faculty with programs abroad, contact Jacob Kinning at jmkinning@stcloudstate.edu. He has information about our preferred providers.

If you're interested in using our partner universities to create a program abroad, do research or lecture, contact Rachael Gardner  at rmgardner@stcloudstate.edu.

Faculty Interested in Working Abroad

You, more than anyone, understand that knowledge does not simply come from a book or from sitting behind a desk. Sometimes, you have to go out and get it. Here are a few ways we can help.

Fulbright Scholar

The core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program provides about 800 teaching and/or research grants to U.S. faculty and experienced professionals in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. 

Fulbright-Hayes Seminars Abroad

Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad provides short-term study and travel seminars abroad for U.S. educators in the social sciences and humanities for the purpose of improving their understanding and knowledge of the peoples and cultures of other countries. 

Government Grants

International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) provides institutional and fellowship grant funding to strengthen the capability and performance of American education in foreign languages and in area and international studies

As always, contact us for more opportunities.

Advising Information