What is a Faculty Led Study Abroad Program?
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board defines a course taught abroad as one offered for academic credit where 51% or more of the instruction takes place outside of the U.S.
See Texas Administrative Code § 4.262 (18, 31).
The University of North Texas study abroad practices are based on Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad and the Code of Ethics for Education Abroad. These documents provide a strong foundation for the development of academically sound programs and successfully guide educators through each stage of the international experience.
Summer or Wintermester Faculty Led Programs
Faculty are key to the sustainable success of study abroad at the University of North Texas. Faculty have tremendous influence on students' learning and development. In addition to interactions with students in the classroom where we encourage you to promote study abroad, faculty have the opportunity to work with the Study Abroad Office to plan, create, and teach a program abroad.
The SAO provides administrative and logistical support for all faculty led programs, offering educational opportunities to students throughout the year. UNT faculty led programs are designed to encourage a variety of students to study abroad, and these opportunities would not be possible without the dedication, passion and tireless effort of the faculty who lead these programs.
Study Abroad Office Support
Study Abroad works in concert with Faculty Leaders to create safe, geographically unique, academically sound, and fiscally responsible programs. The office provides guidance regarding best practices for summer study abroad, assists with logistical arrangements, and creates and manages program budgets in conjunction with faculty leaders. Study Abroad leadership and advising staff recruit student participation, review student applications, manage all liability documents, and provide regular enrollment updates to faculty leaders. The office also oversees billing and financial transactions, offers student advising and pre-departure orientation sessions and provides emergency support to faculty leaders while abroad.