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 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.

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 postdocs are not eligible to apply.

Award: A $2,000-$3,500 grant to use for a site visit to the proposed program location. Please note these funds cannot be used for salary, or other purposes. Exact award amount is dependent on the selected destination.

Program Requirements: Attendance at the following workshops held in person at the UF International Center:

  1. SALP Welcome and Orientation: January 14, 2022 from 3:30pm-4:30pm
  2. Introduction to International Education and Pedagogy: January 28, 2022 from 3:30pm-5:00pm
  3. Program Development I: February 18, 2022 from 3:30pm-5:00pm
  4. Program Development II: March 18, 2022 from 3:30pm-5:00pm
  5. Intercultural Competency and Curriculum Design: April 1, 2022 from 3:30pm-5:00pm
  6. Final Proposal Presentations: April 22, 2022 from 2:00pm-5:00pm
    (All participants will give a brief presentation of their program and must provide SAS with a complete first draft of their program proposal).

A site visit to the chosen international location must be completed by August 2022.

Deliverable: Study abroad program proposal / program implementation. Summer, Fall, or Spring term programs of at least 3 weeks long (Summer programs will need to offer at least 6 credits).

Deadline: Applications for the Spring 2022 cohort are due November 1, 2021.

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/

SALP Application Process

To apply, please combine all materials listed below into one PDF file and send to Susanne Hill (shill@ufic.ufl.edu) and Nicole Fuls (nfuls@ufic.ufl.edu) by November 1, 2021.

  • 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. 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.
  • CV: Maximum of 3 pages in length.

Questions?

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