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. 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 Forms

Forms in the Packet

Resources for Program Proposals and Marketing

Guidelines for Traveling Abroad

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

Out-of-state and international travel expenses will not be reimbursed without written approval prior to travel.  It is advisable to have permission received prior to purchasing airline tickets, etc. Following are steps employees should take to become educated about international travel and ensure all appropriate steps are taken prior to travel commencing.

  1. Start applying for travel permission no less than one month prior to expected departure.
  2. Review and follow all SCSU travel authorization protocols and requirements including completion of the Travel Authorization Form.
  3. Review and follow the Minnesota State system travel procedures.
  4. Determine if the country of destination has a travel warning. If so:
    1. Review your insurance coverage provided by Redpoint/Securian.
    2. Review the safety insurance linked to your State of Minnesota health insurance carrier.  No additional insurance is required.
    3. Register with the Department of State's Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). 
    4. Attach the following paperwork to the Travel Authorization Form:
      1. STEP enrollment paperwork.  Or, the STEP information may be emailed to the Office of the President at presidentsoffice@stcloudstate.edu.
      2. Travel Warning page(s) for the desired destination(s).
      3. Completed Request for Approval of Travel to Country Under U.S. Department of State Travel Warning Or Alert form (docx).
      4. Complete, sign, and date the Employee Acknowledgement of International Travel Risks and Responsibilities form (.doc).
  5. Upon approval of all travel request forms:
    1. Review information about the country of destination to determine if any immunizations are required. 
    2. Determine if a visa must be obtained for the country of destination by reviewing visa requirements at the country’s consulate/visa information at: travel.state.gov.

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