Study Abroad Partner Site Visits

Applications are invited for participation in a Study Abroad Partner Site Visit. St. Thomas partners with nationally-recognized organizations who facilitate undergraduate study abroad experiences. Site visits are designed to offer home campus faculty and staff first-hand on-site knowledge about students’ experiences and the diverse academic and cultural landscapes in which they study abroad.

Four grants are available to cover registration or program fees for one site visit. Grants may require nomination or application; OSA staff will provide the necessary documentation.


  • All full-time St. Thomas staff and clinical, tenure-track or tenured faculty are eligible to apply.
  • Faculty or staff members who have received an international travel or faculty seminar award in the preceding three years are not eligible.
  • Proposals must be submitted by the application deadline, Thursday, September 13, 2018, to be considered.


A completed grant proposal consists of the following:

  • Name
  • Title/Department
  • Name of site visit
  • How have you been engaged with the Office of Study Abroad, its mission and activities (this can include the former International Education Center)
  • Rationale and outcomes – how does this site visit align with your work and internationalizing St. Thomas?
  • What previous experience, if any, you have in the location/s you plan to visit
  • A statement of support and approval from your supervisor

Deadline for complete applications is Monday, October 1, 2018.

Submit completed proposals and statement of approval to


Post-Grant Reporting: No later than one semester after completing travel, awardees agree to submit a brief written report to the Office of Study Abroad and your supervisor, summarizing the on-site experience, providing a plan for meeting the outcomes listed in the proposal and next steps. Grant recipients should also plan to participate in an on-campus event, such as a dinner discussion, workshop or presentation.


DIS Stockholm & Copenhagen: International Educators Conference

Summer Conference: June 24 - 28, 2019

Celebrating a Love of Learning

Join us for a five-day celebration of learning and study abroad. Under the theme For the Love of Learning, IEC participants will engage in and discuss high-impact learning practices, challenges, and cultural aspects that make study abroad in Scandinavia unique.

Cost: $500 registration fee (covered by OSA); airfare and housing

IES Abroad

IES Abroad Madrid & either Salamanca or Granada, Spain
March 31 - April 6, 2019
Cost: $600 (covered by OSA)

IES Abroad Tokyo & Nagoya, Japan
April 21-27, 2019
Cost: $600 (covered by OSA)

School for International Training (SIT Abroad) Visits:

Kathmandu, Nepal
March 9–16, 2019

Cost: $650 (covered by OSA); airfare

Visit two SIT programs: Nepal: Development and Social Change and Nepal: Tibetan and Himalayan Peoples.Explore SIT’s academic, experiential, and pedagogical approach to social change in Tibetan and Himalayan communities in Nepal.

Tunis, Tunisia, and Palermo, Sicily
March 16–23, 2019

Cost: $650 (covered by OSA); airfare

Visit SIT’s Tunisia and Italy: Politics and Religious Integration in the Mediterranean program to see how SIT examines the interplay of regional politics and migration from both sides of the Mediterranean.