CoS Faculty – have you considered leading a course abroad? Apply now!

girl looking at rock pool organisms

Bio 596 student collects sea stars in Sydney, Australia rock pool, June 2016. The course, “Exploring Marine and Microbial Ecology in Australia” was developed by College of Sciences professors Elizabeth Dinsdale and Rob Edwards, and will run again in Summer 2017.


Are you interested in taking students abroad? Apply now to lead an international program in Winter 2017/18 through Fall 2018.

Request for proposals

Application Deadline: February 13, 2017  Please note: your proposal does NOT need to be perfectly constructed at this point. The purpose of the proposal is  to advise the Office of International Programs that you are considering developing a program.

Please send a quick email to Dr. Nancy Marlin as well,, letting her know you’re interested in developing a course.

Faculty-led international programs are an integral part of SDSU’s strategic goal to increase the number of students that participate in an international educational experience.

To comply with CSU/SDSU requirements and to ensure program success for faculty and students, all faculty-led programs (FLPs) must be approved by the Office of International Programs (OIP).

The following are considered to be faculty-led programs:

  • Credit bearing programs run through the College of Extended Studies (CES) Faculty-Led Study Abroad Department (CES-FLP).
  • Credit bearing international programs that are part of SDSU courses taking place outside the U.S.-Mexico border region.
  • Non-credit international experiences for students such as field trips, service learning, research, field work, performances, and workshops led or designed by a faculty or staff member.

Courses and field trips taking place in the U.S.-Mexican border region that are not run through CES are approved through a separate process. Contact OIP for application form and instructions.  Ms. Rebekah Fuganti,

If you are accompanying, sending, or otherwise facilitating an international experience involving students and are unsure if you should apply through this process, please contact OIP for assistance:  Ms. Rebekah Fuganti,