The ASU Study Abroad Office (SAO) is pleased to provide funding for ASU advisors, staff, and/or faculty* to participate in study abroad professional development conferences and site visit opportunities. Our goal for these funds is that recipients will gain a deeper understanding of study abroad, either through attending a conference on study abroad or through participating on an international site visit.
While we welcome applications from all ASU units, we are particularly interested in providing a solid foundation of study abroad in those who may be unfamiliar with the benefits of study abroad or who may not be entirely comfortable speaking to students about study abroad options. We hope that these opportunities can develop more knowledgeable and enthusiastic advocates for study abroad. Below are the professional development opportunities related to curriculum integration for which the SAO will be providing funding for the upcoming spring semester (2020). Please note that individuals can only be selected for one opportunity.
The application consists of two short essay responses along with a statement of support from the candidate’s director or supervisor. Applications will be reviewed with particular attention to how the applicant envisions using the knowledge gained to better advise students on study abroad opportunities and how information learned can be shared with the rest of his/her department.
*Funding for ASU faculty leading study abroad programs is available through separate funding sources:
Site visit funding for ASU faculty directors interested in developing new study abroad programs (see application details)
Professional Development Grants for ASU study abroad program leaders (faculty directors or program support staff) to attend international education conferences (see application details)
The Forum on Education Abroad - 16th Annual Conference
Education Abroad at a Crossroads: Action for a Sustainable Future
The SAO will cover conference registration fees, transportation to and from Kansas City, lodging at the conference hotel, and per diem for an ASU advisor, staff member, or faculty member
The recipient is expected to attend workshops and conference sessions applicable to student engagement and culturally-focused themed workshops.
After the conference, the recipient is asked to meet with Shira Burns and Mandy Nydegger to discuss key takeaways and brainstorm ideas for implementation and sharing ideas and resources with his/her department and the broader study abroad community at ASU. The recipient will also be asked to attend a debrief meeting with all ASU staff/faculty who attended the conference, and may be asked to share their experience at events for the broader ASU community.
The SAO will cover registration fees, transportation to and from the host cities, and per diem for an advisor, staff member, or faculty member.Preference for CAPA site visits may be given to Internship Coordinators and/or individuals responsible for overseeing and/or advising on internship credit.
The recipient is expected to fully participate in the entire site visit.
After the site visit, the recipient is asked to meet with Shira Burns and Mandy Nydegger to discuss key takeaways and brainstorm ideas for implementation and sharing ideas and resources with his/her department, and may be asked to share their experiences at events for the broader ASU community.
*Participation is contingent on our ASU nomination being accepted by CAPA.
Dates & Deadlines
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.