Faculty-Directed Programs

Education Abroad encourages all UM faculty to consider developing a faculty-directed study abroad program. Faculty are key to the success of study abroad at the University of Montana. Faculty have tremendous influence on students' learning and development. Education abroad is excited to assist faculty in planning their faculty-directed programs. We provide administrative and logistical support for all faculty-directed study abroad programs. 

Step 1: Consider the program structures and review the deadlines


Program Term New Program Deadline Renewal Deadline
Spring/Summer August 30 August 30
Fall January 15 January 29


*Program leaders should complete applications before these deadlines.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  For new programs, program leaders will be notified within 30 days. For renewals, notification will be given in 15 days. A program is considered new if the destination country has changed. 

Step 2: Meet with the Director of Education Abroad for assistance in developing the program proposal

In the meeting the following will be discussed:

  • Program structures
  • Online proposal process
  • Resources and support services provided by Education Abroad (including customized online student application system and program management). 


Step 3: Prepare and submit the proposal

Step 4: Proposal review process

Your proposal will be reviewed by your chair/director, dean, and Director of Education Abroad.

You will be notified within one month of the decision.

Step 5: Recruit students

Step 6: Meet with the Director of Education Abroad to prepare for the logistics of the trip.

Consult the following resources:

Step 7: Provide orientation for students