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Teaching Abroad

Faculty who teach abroad reflect a campus-wide commitment of fostering international study, research, outreach, and curriculum development. Participating in an overseas program enables you to teach in environments that are impossible to duplicate in Green Bay, research potential is abundant, and adventure awaits every turn. The Office of International Education has developed an infrastructure that makes planning an overseas program efficient.

There are a few program models that enable you to teach abroad. The most popular include:

Travel Courses - Faculty Led Programs

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Travel Courses are the most popular means for faculty to teach abroad. Travel Courses are short-term (8 weeks or less) faculty led courses designed around particular themes. Travel Courses follow UW-Green Bay’s academic calendar and are offered during semester break periods (Summer, Winter Interim, Spring Break). Travel Courses utilize rented and/or public space for instruction. Accommodations are typically in hotels, youth hostels, or rented apartments. Travel courses may be specific to one discipline or, with unit approval, interdisciplinary. Academic staff may partner with UW-Green Bay faculty in developing and leading travel courses; however, only persons with faculty status are authorized to evaluate student performance and assign grades. Travel Courses are assigned program specific “299” or “499” course numbers depending upon the academic rigor.

Exchange Programs

Exchange Programs involve reciprocity by which UW-Green Bay faculty travel to partner institutions abroad and in turn UW-Green Bay accepts “exchange faculty” for a semester or academic year. Exchange programs require all departments and administration to agree on specific arrangements such as discipline, travel expenses, language of instruction, etc. Exchange programs rely heavily on partner institutions; therefore, UW-Green Bay has less control over the program when compared to a Travel Course structure. UW-Green Bay has faculty Exchange Agreements in Jordan, Mexico, Spain, and Germany.

Direct Programs

Direct Programs allow UW-Green Bay faculty to teach in an overseas instruction. Direct Programs are not “exchange” meaning that there is not reciprocity of faculty. Faculty participating in Direct Programs are often compensated by the host institution. Participation in Direct Programs requires approval from both UW-Green Bay and the host institution. UW-Green Bay has a Direct Program arrangement with BEM Business School in Bordeaux, France.

Field Study and Internship Programs

Often involve individual or small groups of students performing research or work outside of the classroom. UW-Green Bay faculty are hired to supervise the educational program which often requires a site inspection to evaluate student performance. An example of the Field Study and Internship program Structure is International Student Teaching Placements.

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