Propose a Program

Faculty members may gain access to the Short-Term Abroad Proposal application process by contacting the Office for International Programs at oip@gwu.edu or 202-994-0470.  The proposal application requests detailed information about the course and requires the submission of a detailed syllabus, itinerary and budget.

As part of the process, professors must seek approval for their proposal from their department chair and school/college dean.

Proposals, once approved by the appropriate departmental and dean's offices, are evaluated by the Office for Study Abroad for their innovative approaches and curricular fit for the intended audience.  After a proposal is approved, the Office for Study abroad works with the faculty to maintain a program budget, recruit students, collect student applications, create CRNs, secure classroom space on campus (if applicable), register students, provide insurance coverage, process financial payments, and collect student evaluations.  Faculty members focus on the academic content and development of the course, as well as all of the arrangements of the overseas component of the program.

Proposal Deadlines

Semester Deadline
Summer 2018 October 2, 2017
Fall 2017 May 5, 2017
Winter 2018 May 5, 2017
Spring 2018 May 5, 2017