Information for Faculty

Faculty-led Programs: Information for Faculty

If you are considering leading a group of students abroad, we are here to help! This is a long process, with planning required at least 12 months ahead of time. We encourage you to contact the Study Abroad Coordinator in the Office of International Programs (OIP) with specific questions.




Documents for Faculty


Turn in to Study Abroad Coordinator (OIP):

          ~Due Sept. 1st for summer 2016 & winterbreak 2016 programs.

PLEASE NOTE: Faculty leading out-of-country and out-of-state courses for credit must submit the Program Proposal by the Sept. 1st deadline for the Board of Regents final approval.

Once the program proposal is submitted, NO CHANGES TO COURSE NUMBERS AND TITLES can be changed or added. The Board of Regents approval is specific to course, lead instructor, dates, location, credit hours and length.

          ~Due Sept. / Oct. for NEW 2016 faculty-led programs only

          ~Due Sept. / Oct.

          ~Due before turning in Travel Requisition

Turn in to Disbursement & Travel Services:

          ~Due Sept. / Oct. for NEW vendors only

Turn in to Registrar's Office:

         ~Due January-March for course(s) to be built


  • Post Program Evaluations

Students are directed by OIP to complete an online evaluation survey for their programs.  The results and feedback will be shared with faculty leaders.

Turn in to Study Abroad Coordinator:

          ~Due August 30th for summer programs or 2 weeks after trip completion.

Documents for Students:

Prior to departure, all students must submit these documents to the Study Abroad Coordinator by given deadlines:

Optional document not required for all students:

Please note that some countries will require students to obtain a visa prior to departure or upon entry into the host country.  Therefore, students must be informed of the necessary steps to obtain the visa, if necessary.  If faculty require assistance in this matter, OIP can provide guidance.  However, OIP will not be responsible for ensuring all students are in possession of a valid visa.  This is ultimately the responsibility of the individual traveler.

*SHSU will not approve any student travel to locations currently under US Dept. of State Travel Warning or locations that come under Travel Warning at any point in the study abroad process, including after the student has departed the US.  Financial contingency plans should be made to compensate for any penalties incurred due to late program cancellation.  Check the status of your proposed location here.  No exceptions will be considered.


For questions or concerns, please contact Jordan Land at 936-294-3276 or


THECB Rules for Approval of Distance Education

Office of International Programs
Farrington Building, Suite 116, Huntsville, TX 77340
Phone: 936-294-4737

Sam Houston State Logo

Sam Houston State University | Huntsville, Texas 77341 | (936) 294-1111 | (866)BEARKAT Member TSUS
© Copyright Sam Houston State University | All rights reserved. | Contact Web Editor