Now Accepting applications for Spring 2024!
Study Abroad Leadership Program
The Study Abroad Leadership Program (SALP) is a semester-long program that provides a cohort of 5-10 UF faculty with the training, tools, and funding to develop new and innovative faculty-led summer study abroad programs. Study Abroad Services is looking to increase diversity in study abroad participation from students in underrepresented majors, underrepresented ethnic/racial/gender identities, and in non-traditional locations. Any faculty member with an idea for a new study abroad program that helps us meet this objective is encouraged to apply.
This leadership program consists of a series of workshops offered in the Spring semester with the goal of assisting faculty in developing a robust program proposal for the following summer (~ 1 year lead time). Throughout the program, participants will learn best practices in the field of International Education, understand the roles and responsibilities of the faculty director and design a program that meets the academic and intercultural objectives set forth by UF.
The Study Abroad Leadership Program is part of the Passport to Great Teaching program and qualifies for 500 miles toward the Global Teaching & Learning Certificate. More information can be found at https://teach.ufl.edu/grow-your-teaching/certificates/
Participant Eligibility: Tenured and tenure-track UF faculty, lecturers, and other non-tenured faculty who have ongoing teaching appointments in undergraduate degree-granting units. Adjunct faculty and post-docs are not eligible. While everyone is welcome to apply, preference may be given to faculty that have not yet developed a study abroad program at UF.
Program Proposal Criteria: Within the application, faculty must provide a brief description of their proposed study abroad program. In order to qualify for SALP, all proposed summer programs must be at least 4 weeks in length and offer a minimum of 6 credits.
Award: A grant of up to $3,500 to use for a site visit to the proposed program location. Exact award amount will vary. Please note these funds cannot be used for salary, or other purposes.
SALP Program Requirements: Attendance at the following workshops held in-person at the UF International Center:
SALP Welcome and Orientation: January 19, 2024 from 4:00pm-5:00pm
Introduction to International Education and Pedagogy: February 2, 2024 from 3:00pm-5:00pm
Program Development I: February 16, 2024 from 3:00pm-5:00pm
Program Development II: March 1, 2024 from 3:00pm-5:00pm
Intercultural Competency and Curriculum Design: March 22, 2024 from 3:00pm-5:00pm
Proposal Presentations: April 12, 2024 from 2:00pm-5:00pm
Site Visits and Collaborating with Providers: April 26, 2024 from 4:00pm-5:00pm
In addition to the aforementioned workshops, SALP participants will be required to schedule a 1:1 meeting during the week of March 25, 2024.
Deliverable: Upon completing the Study Abroad Leadership Program, all participants will submit an official Study Abroad Program Proposal and conduct a site visit to their chosen international location by the end of August 2024.
SALP Application Process
Submit the following documents online by October 13th, 2023:
Application Form: Please click here to download the form.
Letter of Support: This letter should demonstrate the department/college’s support for the applicant’s program idea and their participation in the mandatory workshops. It should also address the applicant’s suitability and qualification to lead a study abroad program. As such, this letter should come from your department chair, school director, or Dean.
All applications will be reviewed by the SALP selection committee and selected candidates will then be invited for an interview in early November. We expect to make final decisions in mid-November.
Please contact Nicole Fuls (firstname.lastname@example.org).