New Programs

Propose a New Education Abroad Program

Education Abroad is eager to help build new programs abroad that serve our students’ evolving needs and interests! We seek to build an academically rigorous program portfolio integrated into our departments’ curricula.

Consider a New Program

  1. Read Education Abroad’s mission and vision to learn more about goals and student learning outcomes.
  2. Examine our various program types and current list of approved programs. Program types vary in structure, financial models, and student accessibility.
  3. Consider ways to integrate experiential learning opportunities, such as internships, service learning, field work, clinical rotations, teacher shadowing, or research.
  4. Review our general policies and procedures and, if you propose a Custom Program, our custom program procedures.

Contact Us

When you are ready to start a new proposal, contact our Director, Matthew Yates, and Custom Programs Specialist, Krista Miller. We are more than willing to brainstorm ideas and consider program options.

Proposal Process

Please note that all new programs must gain approval from the Office of Global Affairs. New programs generally take at least nine months to one year from proposal to student mobility, so plan ahead!

  1. Complete a Program Proposal Form in collaboration with Education Abroad. You will need to secure signatures from your Department Head and Dean.
  2. The Director of Education Abroad will submit your proposal before the Education Abroad Advisory Committee (EAAC).
  3. The EAAC will provide feedback for ultimate approval by the Vice President for Global Affairs.

If your program is a new Fee-Based Program (in which UConn contracts directly with a vendor), the Director and Custom Programs Specialist then will work with Procurement Services to source contractors for your program and with you on a program budget.