Departmental Study Abroad Advisors
Each department or program within the College of Arts and Sciences has been asked to appoint a Study Abroad Advisor (SAA). In consultation with other departmental faculty members, this person will develop policies and guidelines for study abroad relevant to their field. More specifically, each SAA is asked to:
- Act as the point of contact for students, faculty, and the Office of International and Area Studies for information regarding study abroad opportunities that are appropriate for the majors (and minors) within the department.
- Inform and advise individual students as they plan to study abroad, while they are abroad, and upon return, including preliminary approval of the study plan and evaluation of the completed course work, leading to award of WU credit.
- Help set departmental policies and guidelines regarding study abroad options, performance expectations (including the portfolio/project requirement), and integration with major (and minor) requirements.
For more help, download the Study Abroad Advisor's Handbook
Study Abroad Advisory Board Members
A Study Abroad Advisory Board (SAAB) is appointed by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences to guide and assist International and Area Studies. SAAB membership is drawn primarily from faculty in Arts and Sciences.
Faculty Program Directors
Washington University faculty members have the opportunity to teach courses abroad during the summer. Many faculty-led programs have been in existence before the Overseas Programs office was created and other new programs have been developed over the years. Faculty-led programs generally range from 5-10 weeks over the summer. The provide students with the opportunity to work closely with a WU professor in a specific area and country of interest.