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Participate in a Park abroad program
The Global Education and Study Abroad office is calling for applications for one faculty or staff member to participate in a short Park University study abroad program. The selected participant may study intensive French language at the University of Caen in Caen, France, or intensive Spanish language at Colegio Delibes in Salamanca, Spain. The programs vary from two to three weeks in length. Travel must take place during the summer of 2013.
Covered expenses are limited to airfare, airport transfer, tuition, housing, and half board, to a maximum of $3,000. Spending money, transportation within the city, incidentals, passport, visa and some meals are not covered. The selected participants must abide by the Park University Purchasing Policy. All financial accounting must be completed within 30 days of the return from the trip, or by the end of the academic fiscal year, whichever is earlier. The completion of the Purchasing Card report and expense report are the sole responsibility of the faculty member selected. The reports should be submitted to the Global Education and Study Abroad office once complete.
This opportunity is offered on a competitive basis to one full-time Park University faculty or staff member. Faculty and staff from all campuses are eligible. Applicants must demonstrate a significant interaction with students. Faculty and staff members are responsible for arranging to be away from Park University during the program period, including obtaining permission from his/her supervisor and department. Selection of program participants will be made following consultations with the Study Abroad Faculty Advisory Board. Selection will be based on evidence of interest in international programs, evidence of interest in language learning, ability to reach out to the Park community upon return, and overall application excellence. To apply, please submit the following to Angie Peterson in the Global Education and Study Abroad office. If submitting by e-mail, please put "Professional Development Abroad" in the subject line.
A completed application includes the following:
Upon his/her return, the selected participant must serve as an advocate for study abroad for the academic year following the program. This includes participating in two study abroad fairs, one study abroad recruitment event, making five class visits, speaking at Pirate Expeditions, and presenting to the participant’s department about the experience, among other responsibilities. The participant must also write a blog while abroad about his/her experience that will be linked to the Global Education and Study Abroad website. The participant will also provide at least two dozen photos to the Global Education and Study Abroad office to be used for promotion of the program.
The deadline for submissions is April 15. Preference will be given to faculty/staff members who have not had a previous opportunity to be involved in an international study program. Announcements of those selected will be made by the Global Education and Study Abroad office in early May.
This project is made possible by funds provided through Park’s Promise.