If you are a UAB Faculty Member preparing to lead a Study Abroad Program, currently leading a program abroad, or interested in learning more about potentially leading a program abroad, this page will provide you valuable resources.
We are here to assist you with:
- Program Development and Proposal: We can help you prioritize your program’s components.
- All your logistical needs including:
- All accommodations and transportation (flights, hotels/home stays, ground transportation and meals)
- 24-hour emergency assistance
- Academic coordination (classroom space, lectures, site visits)
- Enrollment, accounting, including registration, collection of participation fees, pre-departure information dissemination and payment for all services meals, and any other item necessary
- Program marketing and enrollment
- Program evaluation
STEP 2: These discussions with the Office for Study Away will culminate in your completion of the Program Proposal for a NEW Study Abroad Program.
STEP 3: Submit DRAFT program proposal ELECTRONICALLY to Office for Study Away for initial review.
Proposal deadline: August 1st
STEP 4: Submit program proposal to Departmental Chair (see page 9 of Program Proposal).
STEP 5: Submit proposal to Office for Study Away (see page 9 of Program Proposal).
STEP 6: Office for Study Away then submits approved proposal to Office of the Dean.
Foreign Travel Approval
Per UAB Policy, in order for faculty to have their expenses reimbursed, a UAB Foreign Travel Approval Form must be on file. This is an online form and will only take a matter of minutes to complete. To view this form, visit www.uab.edu/uabforms
- Foreign Travel Policy
- Foreign Travel Guidelines for UAB, UABHS, HSF, CEFH, and OSF Employees
- Unallowable Costs
- Expenditure Documentation (PDF)
- International Transportation
- Meals: Faculty leaders should build in the cost of their meals to the programmatic budget per the UAB Meal Expenditure Guidelines
- UAB Faculty Handbook
Because the world in which we live is not as stable as we would like, UAB is committed to providing current and accurate information regarding the levels of safety in other nations. We rely upon the United States State Department for such information.
Faculty are required, as part of their Foreign Travel Request, to indicate that they have reviewed the most current US State Department listing about the country to which they will be traveling.
- World Health Organization
- Center for Disease Control
- U.S. State Department Medical Information for Americans Traveling Abroad
- List of Hospitals and Doctors Abroad - U.S. embassies and consulates abroad maintain lists of hospitals and physicians. You can visit U.S. Embassy and Consulate web sites around the world at usembassy.state.gov.