Developing Short-Term Abroad Programs

Are you interested in developing a short-term study abroad program for your students? The Office of International Programs and Extended Studies (OIPES) at Ithaca College is committed to helping faculty, staff, and administrators with their future international endeavors.

The Office of International Programs and Extended Studies (OIPES) at Ithaca College welcomes faculty and staff proposals for short-term study abroad programs. The OIPES staff is available to assist faculty, staff and administrators in designing international programs which are academically, economically and logistically feasible, and which support the educational goals of Ithaca College.

Each year proposals will be reviewed in the context of the total number of international programs to be offered. The College will strive to avoid duplication of programs because there is only a finite number of Ithaca College students who may be interested each year. College sponsored programs should be of sufficient interest to attract the necessary number of participants from the College community for a viable program.

Short-Term Program Proposal Process Guidelines

  1. After consulting with your department chair or supervisor, submit the Program Intent Form, to provide OIPES with some basic information about the program you wish to propose.
  2. After the Program Intent Form has been submitted, it will be reviewed by OIPES and we may reach out to you with follow-up questions to consider as you prepare the full program proposal.
  3. After submission of the full program proposal, it will be reviewed by OIPES.  We will then forward the proposal with a recommendation to the Provost and Vice-President for Academic Affairs, or the Vice-President for Student Affairs and Campus Life (as appropriate),  who will review and provide the final decision about program approval.
  4. Once the program receives final approval, the OIPES will be in contact with the program proposer to discuss next steps. 

Suggested Timelines to Follow


Winter Break

Spring Break


Submit Program Intent at least
15-months prior to program start date

By February 1, 2020 for Winter 2020-21 programs By March 1, 2020 for Spring Break 2021 programs By April 1, 2020 for Summer 2021 programs

Submit program proposal with appropriate endorsements 10-12 months prior to program start date

By March 15, 2020 for Winter 2020-21 programs. By April 15, 2020 for Spring Break 2021 programs. By May 31, 2020 for Summer 2021 programs.