Information for Faculty and Staff
As a staff or faculty member at North Park, you have an important role to play in the study abroad process. Whether you’re helping a student navigate the process of studying abroad or developing a new study abroad program for your department, you help the Office of International Affairs make international education a reality for North Park students.
The Office of International Affairs would love to come present in your class, to your team, or your residence hall about study abroad! We are happy to come for a brief time (5-15 minutes) or a full hour – whatever works best for you! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a class visit today!
- As a faculty advisor, you may be asked to complete a recommendation form or letter for your student. Please complete these to the best of your ability! You can find more information about those forms and the application process here.
- Students can take a variety of courses during study abroad, depending on their program. The Office of International Affairs will work with students to help them find courses to fulfill NPU degree requirements. It is important to communicate to students which courses they must take abroad or cannot take abroad (if any). Courses such as electives within a major or general elective course are the easiest to find abroad, and therefore should typically be saved for the study abroad semester, if possible.
- All courses that students take abroad will transfer back to NPU, so long as students have completed the Course Transfer Form. It is the responsibility of the student to bring this form to you to sign. The Records Office can also accept electronic signatures (email permission).
- Questions? Please contact Tessa Zanoni, Assistant Director of the Office of International Affairs.
Are you interested in developing a new short-term academic study tour? Please read through the handbook and contact the Office of International Affairs to get started. Note: new programs must be proposed at least one year in advance. Applications for study tours during the 2020-21 academic year are being accepted now through June 1, 2020.
- Forum on Education Abroad Leading Short-Term Programs. Check out their Standards for Best Practice
- NAFSA Toolbox for Faculty-Led Programs: Resources for education abroad professionals to support and collaborate with faculty in creating, adapting, and leading programs overseas.
- Travel.State.gov – any proposed programs to countries with a Level 3 or higher Travel Warning will need to be approved by the NPU Travel Oversight Committee.