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. Post-docs and adjunct faculty are not eligible.

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: 

  1. SALP Welcome and Orientation: January 20, 2023 from 4:00pm-5:00pm 
  2. Introduction to International Education and Pedagogy: February 3, 2023 from 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  3. Program Development I: February 17, 2023 from 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  4. Program Development II: March 3, 2023 from 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  5. Intercultural Competency and Curriculum Design: March 31, 2023 from 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  6. Proposal Presentations: April 14, 2023 from 2:00pm-5:00pm 
  7. Site Visits and Collaborating with Providers: April 21, 2023 from 4:00pm-5:00pm 

In addition to the aforementioned workshops, SALP participants will be required to schedule a 1:1 meeting with Nicole Fuls or Susanne Hill during the week of March 20, 2023.  

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 2023. 

Deadline: Applications for the Spring 2023 cohort are due October 16, 2022. DEADLINE EXTENDED TO OCT 31,2022!

SALP Application Process 

To apply, please combine the following materials into one PDF file and send it to Susanne Hill (shill@ufic.ufl.edu) and Nicole Fuls (nfuls@ufic.ufl.edu) by 11:59pm on October 16th, 2022.  

  • 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.  

Upon review of the application materials, selected candidates will be invited to interview at the end of October. We expect final decisions to be made by early November.  

Questions? 

Please contact Nicole Fuls (nfuls@ufic.ufl.edu) or Susanne Hill (shill@ufic.ufl.edu).