At Otterbein University, faculty members are important leaders in the effort to "internationalize" the curriculum and in the education of students. One such leadership role is through faculty development of short-term educational programs abroad.
Overseas study can be an effective educational tool in any academic discipline. Short-term programs abroad led by faculty create valuable intercultural learning opportunities for students who are not yet temperamentally, academically or linguistically ready for lengthy, integrated overseas experiences. The short duration and special group dynamics of faculty-led programs abroad, however, necessitates careful design and direction to maximize the students' academic and intercultural experiences while ensuring safety.
This web page has been designed to guide faculty members who are planning and directing faculty-led overseas programs. A Faculty Director, in assuming the responsibility for developing and leading an overseas study program, can expect to assume the roles of administrator, teacher, financial advisor, travel agent and counselor. To prevent these roles from becoming overwhelming, especially if it is the first time a faculty member will be directing a faculty-led abroad, this web page provides specific suggestions on most aspects of directing overseas study.
Incident Report Form
In the unlikely occurrence of an "incident" abroad, faculty should use the incident report form to report this event to Otterbein University. The form is intended to assist faculty in information gathering and in identifying agencies which might need to be contacted. An "incident" might include theft, robbery, accidents, bodily injury, etc.
In the event of an emergency, please contact
- Study Abroad Coordinator at 614-823-1370
- Campus Police at 614.823.1693