Developing Short-Term Study Abroad Programs

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

The Office of International Programs (OIP) at Ithaca College welcomes faculty and staff proposals for short-term study abroad programs. The OIP 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. 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

  • Your proposal for international travel with students will be submitted using an online Formstack proposal form. The proposal form is due approximately 12 months prior to planned program implementation. 
  • Once the OIP receives your proposal, the associate director of International Programs will conduct a thorough risk management review.  You may be asked to modify portions of your proposed program based upon the risk management review.  
  • After the proposal is approved by the senior director of study abroad, it will be forwarded to either the provost and senior vice-president for Academic Affairs or the vice-president for Student Affairs & Campus Life (as appropriate) for final review and approval.
  • Once the program receives final approval, the OIP will be in contact with the program proposer to discuss next steps. 

Proposal Deadlines



Winter Break

Spring Break

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

By May 31, 2024 for Summer 2025 programs.

By May 31, 2025 for Summer 2026 programs.

By January 31, 2025 for Winter 2026 programs.

By March 1, 2025 for Spring Break 2026 programs.