Office of Study Abroad and Study Away Programs

Getting Involved

There are several ways for faculty members to get involved in the study abroad process:

  • Primarily, faculty members function in their role as advisors and, therefore, are the academic advisors for study abroad programs. The student should develop a plan for study abroad in close cooperation with his/her faculty advisor; see Advising For Study Abroad for more details and helpful tips on advising students.
  • Several faculty members also serve as designated advisors for each individual study abroad program. Program advisors meet with individual students about the program, visit the program overseas from time to time, help select and approve applicants, and serve on the Clark Study Abroad Committee.
  • In addition, many of our programs have a research or active learning component. Faculty members are the supervising professors for individual research papers and projects abroad. A student may ask you to be a supervising professor and to sign a research paper agreement. It is important that the student communicate to you the time commitment involved and that both you and the student agree on the exact parameters of the agreement.
  • Faculty members can help facilitate the process of re-entry and integrating learning back at Clark. We have also provided resources on internationalization in higher education and developing global competence.