Study Abroad

Program Director workshop materials

All program directors are required to attend three mandatory pre-departure workshops. These workshops cover resources and support available at UW to assist you in managing all aspects of your study abroad program.

We aim to provide training relevant to the different phases of planning a faculty-led study abroad program in a series of three sessions. The material is presented sequentially and each session builds on the next

The powerpoint presentations below are meant to serve as a reference to you once you have attended a workshop. These materials are not meant to substitute attending the workshops, as they do not capture the valuable discussion and advice provided by campus experts and peer program directors in attendanc

Presentation materials

Screen Shot 2018-01-16 at 9.35.39 AMIn this workshop, we introduce you to the resources that will be supporting you throughout the planning process. This workshop is essential for new program directors and a good review for veterans. The presentation will cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to online resources
  • Recruitment strategies
  • Structuring pre-departure orientation
  • Budget planning
  • Introduction to Global Travel Security Resources

This workshop provides additional resources for programs that have finished with recruitment and are now confirmed to run. We will introduce important partner units from campus that will assist with student support and management of challenging situations. The presentation will also cover the following topics:

  • Student Life support and resources
  • Budget finalization and vendor communication
  • Emergency preparedness and planning
  • Faculty, staff, and student insurance abroad

 PD Workshop #3

  • Student health and insurance information
  • Program wrap up – grade reporting and evaluations
  • Field advance and meal per diem information
  • Emergency management and reporting requirements
  • Case study discussion

Program Director Handbook

Program Director Handbook Cover PhotoThe Program Director Handbook is an in-field companion to our workshops. Material we cover in the session is summarized in this reference guide. UWSA provides paper copies of the handbook workshop sessions. You can also reference the handbook online and download a copy from our website.