Faculty-led Programs

Faculty-led Study Abroad Program Information for CMU Faculty

CMU Faculty-led Study Abroad Programs holistically integrate academic, global, intercultural, and integrative-adaptive learning outcomes. Academic instruction on site is provided primarily by CMU faculty, who coordinate with host-country instructors and organizations to create a unique learning experience for students. Ideally, faculty-led programs are short term – 14 days up to 10 weeks – and are primarily offered during winter break or summer.

The proposal application and approval process for a new faculty-led study abroad program normally begins 18-24 months before the program is expected to take place. The process consists of two phases: (1) Initial Program Proposal Application and (2) Final Proposal Approval Process.

As current faculty leaders transition their existing programs into the new model for CMU Faculty-led Study Abroad Programs, the deadlines for 2022 Faculty-led Study Abroad Programs are:


​Program Semester

​Initial Proposal Application Deadline

​Final Proposal Application Deadline

Spring 2022
(including spring break)
January 19, 2021
​June 15, 2021
​Summer 2022
January 19, 2021
​June 15, 2021
​Fall 2022
(including winter break)
​April 1, 2021
​September 1, 2021


Beginning with 2022-23 Faculty-led Study Abroad Proposal Application process, the deadlines will firmly follow a standard 18-24 month cycle for the proposal process.

​Program Semester

​Initial Proposal Application Deadline

​Final Proposal Application Deadline

​Spring 2023
(including spring break)
​December 1, 2021
​June 1, 2022
​Summer 2023
​December 1, 2021
​June 1, 2022
​Fall 2023
(including winter break)
​April 1, 2022
​September 1, 2022


Faculty interested in proposing Faculty-led Study Abroad Programs should consult:
The Office of Global Engagement encourages faculty interested in developing and proposing a CMU Faculty-led Study Abroad Program to schedule an initial consultation with WebEx or Teams.

Dr. Carlos Lopez
Assistant Director of Study Abroad for Faculty-led Programs
P: 989-774-4308