This manual is a resource for administrators, faculty and staff in the review and approval requirements for non academic international travel and in the planning and preparing for health and safety issues that may arise in the context of students participating in international education or travel programs.
This faculty handbook is intended for Group Leaders who accompany and teach students abroad. It is designed to provide you with general assistance as you develop, and then lead, a Fairfield University Short-term Study Abroad Program. In it you will find information outlining the responsibilities of both the faculty and the OSA, travel guidelines, suggestions for dealing with behavioral problems, procedures to follow in the event of an emergency, and other important topics.
|Document Type||Study Abroad||Faculty Led||Non-Faculty Led1||Student Led2|
|Travel Waiver & Release Agreement||n/a|
|International Travel Proposal||n/a||n/a||n/a|
|Faculty Led Proposal||n/a||n/a||n/a|
|Student Led Proposal||n/a||n/a||n/a||?|
|Incident Report||***Incident Reports are to be submitted as needed during the course of travel***|
1Non Faculty led trips are other University sponsored non‐academic trips (i.e., Clubs, athletcs, ministry)
2Student led trips are non-academic and non-University sponsored trips
Please prepare a proposal for international travel using the International Travel and Program Proposal specific to the program you are leading. Groundwork for program development and logistics should be well underway prior to submission of a proposal. Program proposals that have the support of the sponsoring Fairfield University department Director will be reviewed by the Committee for final approval.
Please prepare a proposal for international travel using the Faculty Led Program Proposal. Groundwork for program development and logistics should be well underway prior to submission of a proposal. Program proposals that have the support of the chair(s) and dean(s) of the sponsoring Fairfield University department(s) and college(s) will be reviewed by the Faculty Committee on Study Abroad for approval.
The OSA will be hosting training opportunities that will assist with completing a proposal and emergency protocols when leading a group. All leaders are required to attend the Emergency Protocol training prior to leaving the country. Please see the list below of training sessions to enroll in.