Concordia University Faculty Members are encouraged to propose, develop and lead courses that substantively integrate experiential learning in an international setting (“Global Education Courses”). These courses are designed to be academically rigorous, and include intercultural, professional, faith and service learning outcomes. All faculty who desire to lead a Global Education Course are required to obtain approval from their Dean, not only for the proposed course, but for individual approval of the faculty to be Faculty Leaders. All proposed Global Ed. Courses and destinations are then reviewed for approval by the Concordia International Center staff. Upon approval of a course, Faculty Leaders are expected to be the driving force in developing their Global Ed. Course, making travel and logistical arrangements, developing a budget, recruiting and advising potential student travelers, conducting predeparture and on-site orientations for students, and collecting all necessary information and documents from participants. Faculty Leaders work collaboratively with the Study Abroad Office through the entire program cycle.

Proposal cycle deadlines

The Study Abroad Office has two annual cycles for proposing Global Ed. Courses. This allows faculty more flexibility when developing new Global Ed Courses. The proposal cycle deadlines are as follows:

  • November 15th for programs running during January or Spring Break of the next academic calendar (Ex. If a program is supposed to run in January 2022, the proposal must be completed by November 10th, 2020.)
  • April 10th for programs running during the summer months of the next calendar year (Ex. If a program is supposed to run in May 2022, the proposal must be completed by April 10th, 2021.)

1. Starting a proposal

When you are ready to begin a Global Ed Course proposal, download one of the attached Proposal Forms. Please complete these in MS Word, then print to obtain signatures. Please email the final copy to by the deadline. 

2. Review

Once every step of your proposal has been completed (by the appropriate deadline), your proposal will be reviewed by the Study Abroad Office. A decision will be reached within three weeks of the proposal cycle deadline, and you will be informed of the status of your proposal.