For Faculty & Advisers

Clark Study Abroad and Away requires ALL students to:

  • Develop their plan for study abroad in close cooperation with their faculty advisor
  • Consult with their faculty advisor for approval of courses or internships taken while abroad

Faculty members can be some of the most significant influencers to a student’s decision to study abroad and hold many roles in the study away process. 

  • Application reference:  Students may come to you requesting a letter of recommendation for their program.  Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns about how to do this.
  • Course approval forms:  all students require a course approval form to be filled out as a part of their application.  This is to ensure that students know exactly how their credit should transfer back to Clark when they return to campus.  Keep in mind that we ask students to choose *more* courses then they might need in case a class is cancelled or full, just like on campus.  Often, there is an add/drop period on the program and students may email with follow-up from abroad with any changes.
  • Supervisory: Many of our programs have a research or other active learning component. 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.
  • Campus Internationalization: Faculty members can help facilitate the process of re-entry and integrating learning with resources on internationalization in higher education and developing global competence.

Additionally, Study Abroad and Away may help you:

  • Conduct in class visits or presentations on programs specifically relating to your class or department
  • Attend departmental faculty meetings to give study abroad updates and overview on process
  • Attend department advising session to give information on fitting study away into a students four-year plan
  • Table at your event or program, as appropriate

Study Abroad and Away actively encourages staff and faculty participation and collaboration at all stages of the study away process. Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.