So You’re Interested in Developing a Study Abroad Program

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Wednesday, September 30th, 2015
11:30am – 1:00am
Lake Superior Room, MSU Union

Lunch will be provided.


Dr. Jeff Grabill, Professor, Rhetoric and Writing and Chair of the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures
Dr. Brendan Mullan, Associate Professor, Sociology
Dr. Barb Sears, Professor Emerita, Plant Biology, and Director Emerita, Genetics Graduate Program
Dr. Susanne Hoffmann-Benning, Assistant Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Dr. Inge Steglitz, Acting Director, Office of Study Abroad
Dr. Elizabeth Wandschneider, Assistant Director for Program Management, Office of Study Abroad
Cindy Chalou, Associate Director for Operations and Interim Health and Safety Analyst, Office of Study Abroad


This session is intended for faculty interested in exploring what is involved in developing and leading a study abroad program at MSU. The presenters will focus on providing basic framing information, introduce available resources, and share their experiences as program leaders. Topics will include academic, co-curricular, and extra-curricular learning; program design; and planning and logistics. In addition, participants will receive an overview of the formal steps involved in program development from concept to implementation. Bring your ideas and come ready to brainstorm with colleagues!

Registration is required and free.