Study Abroad

Program Director Workshops

All program directors are required to complete a mandatory Program Director Course accessible through your online proposal application or co-leader registration application, once your program has been approved. This course covers resources and support available at UW to assist you in managing all aspects of your study abroad program. Program directors and co-leaders must complete this course and earn a passing score before UW Study Abroad will be able to officially confirm the program and begin making payments.

Once you have completed the online course, you are expected to attend one 2 hour in-person workshop in which we will review critical information and workshop case study scenarios. This live session will give you the opportunity to test your knowledge, connect with other program directors, and ask questions of UW Study Abroad staff and each other.

Upcoming dates

UW Study Abroad has shifted the in person program director workshops to a live, virtual format. We ask that you take the online course (located in your program proposal) before you attend a virtual workshop. Click a sign up link below to register for an upcoming workshop. Contact your program manager if you have any questions.

  • Wednesday, May 3, 2023 – 11:00am to 12:30pm – sign up 
  • Monday, May 15, 2023 – 10:00am to 11:30am – sign up 

Proposing a new program

If you are considering developing a new faculty-led study abroad program, we encourage you to read through the entire Proposing a Program section of our website. You can then come to an information session on proposing a new program. We will cover important policies, financial considerations and timelines. For the foreseeable future these information sessions will be held via Zoom.

  • Wednesday, June 28, 2023 – 12pm – 1pm – sign up
  • Tuesday, July 25, 2023 – 1pm – 2pm – sign up
  • Wednesday, August 18, 2023 – 2pm – 3pm – sign up
  • Friday, August 25, 2023 – 1pm – 2pm – sign up

You can also contact us at to set up a meeting with a member of our staff.