Information for BC Faculty
office of international programs
Christopher Baum, Department of Economics, leads students to Berlin on "Economic Policy Analysis from a European Perspective" Photo: Marquise Bell, Summer 2012.
December 2, 2014
I would like to invite you to submit a proposal to teach a BC summer program abroad in 2016. Summer programs abroad are playing an increasingly important role in our overall strategy of international education at Boston College. They allow some students to go abroad who may otherwise be restricted during the semester, and they enable others to have an entry-level international experience that might eventually lead to a longer term abroad.
I believe there are significant faculty benefits as well. A summer program abroad may offer the chance to teach your expertise in a specific geographic setting or to innovate and collaborate with colleagues. For A&S faculty, the Dean of Arts and Sciences also offers a grant program that allows for the combination of summer teaching and research activity.
Generally speaking, summer programs are three or six credit courses and span four to six weeks in length, respectively. Teaching faculty from all schools and disciplines can submit proposals. Summer programs count towards the students’ graduation requirements. Anyone teaching a summer program abroad will receive a faculty summer salary rate, reimbursement for an economy round-trip airfare to their local destination and assistance in paying for housing; we will help defray other expenses with a specific stipend amount. The Office of International Programs will also provide administrative support, both here at BC and overseas.
Proposals are due March 31, 2015. Our hope is that, by announcing the proposals at the beginning of December, you will have a chance to propose a program before the spring semester gets too busy. We also hope that you will take the time to meet with the Summer & Internships Program Manager and/or me, so that we can provide feedback before the final proposal reaches our office.
We hope that you will join us for one of the information sessions that will provide more details about the proposal process. The first of these sessions will be on Thursday, December 11 from 10:00 – 11:00 am. The second will be on January 27, from 4:00 – 5:00 pm, in the Hovey House library. Additionally, please do not hesitate to contact the Summer & Internships Program Manager or me with any questions that you might have.
Nick Gozik, PhD
Director, Office of International Programs
Director, McGillycuddy-Logue Center for Undergraduate Global Studies
Students and faculty alike regard study abroad as one of the most formative experiences that an education at Boston College offers.
We are delighted to work with you towards our shared academic goal to prepare students for citizenship, service, and leadership in a global society.
There are many ways for faculty to get involved with the Office of International Programs, from summer programs, to faculty advisory committees, research opportunities abroad and more. We also count on your insight for the development of new courses and programs abroad.
With our curriculum integration project we are planning to better dovetail the educational experiences on campus with our study abroad programs.
This page aims to bring together resources that we think will be useful to you.
We are happy to answer any further questions and look forward to our continued work together.
With best regards,
Office of International Programs
Teaching Opportunities Abroad
As a faculty member, a summer course abroad will provide you with a chance to teach in a specific geographic setting. You have the opportunity to offer a new and innovative course, perhaps one that you may have always wanted to teach here at Boston College. For more information contact the BC Summer Programs Graduate Assistant.
SUMMER RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY
We are excited to announce a research grant opportunity from the College of Arts and Sciences. The grant will provide funds to A&S faculty who teach a summer course abroad and are interested in extending their time in-country to conduct research.
Faculty members who are interested in teaching at Venice International University can inquire about opportunities with Nick Gozik, Director, Office of International Programs and the McGillycuddy-Logue Center for Undergraduate Global Studies.
Academic recommendation form for student study-abroad applications
Mid-semester review for conditionally approved study-abroad students