Education Abroad

Faculty Resources

Faculty Director Information

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

Faculty Forms

Proposals/Reports

Information and forms for program proposals are listed below. The deadline for the proposals will be Oct. 1 with a Dec. 1 notification of approval, and April 1 with a June 1 notification of approval. If the deadline falls on a Saturday or a Sunday, the proposal will be due the following Monday. Proposals should be submitted and approved at least one year in advance of the proposed program date. The programs 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 - The below forms are fillable PDF's. 

Complete Packet (you will need both links below): 

If you need individual forms:

Resources for Program Proposals & Marketing

Resources for Traveling Abroad

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

Important Note: Start the process of applying for travel permission as soon as possible and optimally 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 approved expenses.

1. Determine if your country of destination has a travel warning by checking the following website: https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/alertswarnings.html

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

President's Office
Administrative Services 200
Saint Cloud State University
720 Fourth Avenue South
Saint Cloud, Minnesota 56301-4498

Telephone: (320) 308-2122

OR, send an email with supporting attachments to the Office of the President at the following: presidentsoffice@stcloudstate.edu

3. If your travel is approved by the President, the Travel Authorization Form will be signed and returned to you so that you may use it when you 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:  http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list
    • 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, you must complete the following steps:

President's Office
Administrative Services 200
Saint Cloud State University
720 Fourth Avenue South
Saint Cloud, Minnesota 56301-4498

Telephone: (320) 308-2122

OR, send an email with supporting attachments to the Office of the President at the following: presidentsoffice@stcloudstate.edu 

5. The Office of the President will review your submitted materials, and if they are complete, will forward the materials 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:  http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list
    • 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 are interested in faculty professional development programs that assist faculty with programs abroad please contact Jacob Kinning (jmkinning@stcloudstate.edu) for more information on how to utilize our preferred providers to assist you on leading a program abroad.

If you are interested in utilizing our partner universities many have the option to create a program abroad, do research, lecture, or other opportunities contact Rachael Gardner (rmgardner@stcloudstate.edu) and she will assist you on finding the best contact abroad. 

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 approximately 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

The program 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

The International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) office 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, you can Contact us for more opportunities that may be available.

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