In Fall 2018, Provost Bras called together the Study Abroad Working Group to review faculty and staff study abroad policies and procedures. Study Abroad Programs are a critical component to Georgia Tech expanding its global footprint and ensuring that we graduate good global citizens. Georgia Tech takes this responsibility seriously, understanding that while enriching and valuable to both the student and faculty member, study abroad learning experiences are a high-risk and high-reward endeavor. In the spirit of best serving our students, eliminating as much risk as possible, and creating a positive learning environment, the Provost’s Study Abroad Working Group proposed strengthening and enhancing Georgia Tech’s vetting, training, onboarding, and communicating protocols for the participating faculty, staff, and student assistants.
Provost’s Study Abroad Working Group
Yves Berthelot, Vice Provost, International Initiatives
Bonnie Ferri, Vice Provost, Graduate Education
Lorie Paulez, Director, Study Abroad Programs
Colin Potts, Vice Provost, Undergraduate Education
Anna Stenport, Chair and Professor, School of Modern Languages
Leslie N. Sharp, Associate Vice Provost, Graduate Education and Faculty Development (chair).
To view the Provost's memo, click here.
Documents, Templates, and Resources
- Background Screening Process
- GT-TRACS Flowchart for Appointment Package Submission and Faculty Approval
- Offer Letter Template
- Faculty and Staff Trainings
- Study Abroad Committee Proposal Documents
The Office of International Education will begin working with academic units to facilitate implementation and compliance with these policies and procedures.