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Faculty-led programs

Central Michigan University is committed to creating transformative global educational experiences for students that will help them become engaged, responsible citizens of a global society. The Office of Global Engagement is the primary office at CMU with the responsibility to administer and develop study abroad and faculty-led study abroad programs.

Study Abroad students sitting on a large, ancient stone structure in an open field holding a Central Michigan flag.

OGE is committed to offering programs led by CMU faculty that are academically and globally rigorous experiences, and affordable to CMU students. We encourage programs that: 

  • Engage students with faculty research and areas of expertise 
  • Engage students in understanding global issues and their local effects 
  • Engage students with diverse cultural locations and intercultural experiences  
  • Help students to develop intercultural knowledge and competence 
  • Are affordable to CMU students 

Program proposal application deadlines

Program SemesterProgram Proposal Application*
Fall and Winter BreakJune 1
Spring (including spring break)September 15
SummerDecember 15

*Normally 12-15 months before the program is scheduled to travel.

Program logistics approval application deadlines

Program SemesterProgram Logistics Approval Application**
Fall and Winter BreakSeptember 15
Spring (including spring break)December 15
SummerJune 1

*Normally 12-15 months before the program is scheduled to travel.

Consult the following documents for details about the CMU model for Faculty-led Study Abroad Programs Process:

The Office of Global Engagement encourages faculty interested in developing and proposing a CMU Faculty-led Study Abroad Program to schedule an initial consultation.

Dr. Carlos Lopez 
Assistant Director of Study Abroad for Faculty-led Programs
Ronan 230 
P: 989-774-4320