Faculty Director's Role

Along with teaching the course, faculty members leading Short-Term Abroad Programs serve many other roles. Thus, professors teaching these courses are given the title “Faculty Director.”  The Faculty Director’s responsibilities include:

  • Develop the course syllabus, itinerary and budget
  • Market the course and discuss course details with interested students
  • Review student applications and select admitted students in GW Passport
  • Create and confirm logistical arrangements for the course, including lodging, transport, classroom space, lectures, meals, and so on.  
  • Help prepare students for the course and travel
  • Lead students abroad, providing assistance in times of student need or crisis 
  • Submit financial reconciliations
  • Reflect on the impact of the course, and offer feedback, stories of success, or suggestions for improvement to the Office for Study Abroad