Submit a Proposal

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Academic Years: 2020-2021

UC Davis Study Abroad, a unit of Global Affairs, aspires to be an integral part of every student’s UC Davis education, providing opportunities for international, intercultural experiences through academic programs, exchanges, internships, service learning and volunteering.

UC Davis Study Abroad is inviting proposals for new study abroad programs for 2020-2021.

Who?  Academic Senate & Academic Federation faculty, including emeriti and retired faculty.

When?  Deadline to submit proposal is Monday, February 4, 2019, by 5:00PM.

Why?  Faculty Leaders of UC Davis Study Abroad programs describe teaching abroad as “the best teaching experience of their careers”; it is a great opportunity to:

  • Lead program types with varying levels of commitment, depending on your availability;
  • Work closely with a small group of students and shape students’ learning and lives outside the traditional classroom;
  • Enhance an existing course with engaging site visits and field trips while sharing your passion and knowledge of another land and culture;
  • Collaborate on joint programs with research partners and institutions; or
  • Branch out with our innovative new programs such as remote teaching and service learning opportunities.

What? We are encouraging proposals for a wide variety of programming, including


You can also find out more in our January 2019 faculty information sessions:  

  • Friday, January 11, 10:00a.m. - 11:30a.m., 2119 Conference room, International Center.
  • Friday, January 25, 2:00p.m. - 3:30p.m., 2119 Conference room, International Center.

If you have any level of interest in proposing a program, please reach out to the Faculty Director at Study Abroad, Aliki Dragona, to discuss your interest

All proposals undergo a formal application and review process.  Approved programs will be implemented in the 2020-21 academic year, including summer 2021. 

Proposal Submission Guidelines

Faculty members should submit a proposal packet by the deadline listed above. The proposal includes an outline of the rationale for offering the program and a description of the proposed location(s) and facilities. Courses must be regular offerings that are listed in the UC Davis General Catalog.