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International Sponsored Travel and Risk Management
Global Policies, Procedures, and Compliance
The University’s International Sponsored Travel Policy constitutes a risk-management policy intended to support the health, safety, and welfare of University staff, faculty, and students and is intended to facilitate comprehensive health, safety, and risk-management review with respect to University sponsored international travel.
University-Sponsored Individual Faculty and Staff Travel
To ensure that sponsored travel is consistent with the University's mission and that safety issues have been addressed, all individual sponsored travel should be approved no less than 6 weeks in advance.
Faculty participating in individual sponsored travel must obtain approval from their department chair and their dean. Staff participating in individual sponsored travel must obtain approval from their immediate supervisor as well as the head of their division.
Fairfield University reserves the right to restrict or deny travel requests that do not comply with the University Travel Policy or that include travel destinations that are listed as warning level 3 or higher by the CDC and/or the State Department.
University-Sponsored Student Travel
Appropriate approvals for all programs involving international travel for or with students must be obtained through the Program Proposal process prior to the commitment of any University resources and/or prior to offering a program to students.
For information on Fairfield University travel policy and procedures for individuals and groups, read through the International Travel Policy & Procedures.
For information on resources and support for Faculty-Led proposals, read through the Faculty-Led Handbook. Specific forms used for approved Faculty-led academic programs can be found here.
For information on how to request individual or group university sponsored travel, review the travel policy and procedures then complete and submit the required proposal form.
For information on course articulation procedures and on School of Record programs and processes, read through governance? Catalogue?.
For information on Journal of Record for Global Fairfield programs and processes, read through the Global Fairfield Governance record (cannot be a Wiki link).
Learn how Fairfield is expanding the opportunities, horizons, and perspectives of our students by engaging them in exceptional experiences abroad. Global Fairfield works with select partners across the globe to provide students with opportunities to become globally-aware leaders through a variety of study, internship/work, and service programs abroad. Students who partake in a global experience are able to contribute to their classroom, society, and future workplace through a broader global lens.
Faculty Resources for Global Engagement
The Office for Global Strategy is available to support Faculty, Departments and Deans with international agreements and program development to ensure regulatory and institutional compliance and risk mitigation. Our commitment to the safety and success of your international initiatives is a priority.
Faculty interested in pursuing international collaborations, Faculty Led programs or Erasmus/Exchanges programs are invited to contact the Associate Vice Provost for Global Strategy at email@example.com.
Through the Center for Academic Excellence, we provide workshops each fall and spring to help faculty develop proposals for programs based on their unique expertise and interests. We work with you on logistics, we develop the budget and process the program fees and payments, and we advise on risk mitigation.
The Faculty-Led Handbook is designed to provide you with step by step assistance as you develop, and then lead, a Faculty Led Program. Please refer to the Timeline within the handbook for Faculty-Led course submission, approval and launch for guidance.
Faculty Developing International Programming
Faculty who wish to explore virtual options, imbedded experiences, study tours, joint programs, pathway programs or bespoke programs are encouraged to meet with the AVP for Global Strategy. Working with you to identify which partners or locations abroad will best meet your goals and objectives, the Office of Global Strategy is able to source a broad range of options and resources best suited to your particular interests.
Our current partnership agreements support faculty exchanges as well as the promotion of joint programming. We are available to research Erasmus options with you, review and draft agreements, and work to ensure that international research objectives are optimally supported.
Global Partnerships and Agreements
Fairfield’s Global Strategy is to design and implement global partnerships, programs, and projects that compliment and supplement the academic offerings of the schools and colleges we serve.
The AVP for Global Strategy oversees the processes and procedures for implementing and maintaining agreements with international and domestic partners for academic programs and services and for Customized Partnerships. Academic Deans, Departments and Divisions interested in developing international agreements are invited to contact the Associate Vice Provost for Global Strategy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Following is a summary of our current partnerships and agreements by type and location.
Global Center Program
Fairfield University Centers are premier sites for study abroad developed by Fairfield over the past 30 years. Fairfield works with local universities and institutions to develop collaborative curricular offerings tailored to our students’ needs and customized for our sending partners.
- Aix-en-Provence, France – IAU France
- Florence, Italy – Florence University of the Arts
- Galway, Ireland – National University of
- Madrid, Spain - Comillas Pontifical University
Global Strategic Partners
Strategic Partner programs are tailored to specific academic needs of students in a particular program or major.
- Institut Quimic de Sarria - Barcelona – customized program for business majors. Includes tailored coursework and internship for academic credit
- College Year in Athens – specialized summer options for Honors students
- Universidad del Sagrado Corazón – programs for select majors in Public Health, Sociology, Social Justice and Social Work.
- London School of Economics – Economics and Finance majors are nominated for this unique year long program
Student Exchange Programs
Fairfield is pleased to partner with the following institutions for Erasmus and Student Mobility Exchanges:
- Instiut Quimic de Sarria - Barcelona
- Maastricht University
- National University of Ireland - Galway
- Sogang University
- Universidad del Sagrado Corazón
- Universidad Pontificia Comillas