Study Abroad Partner Site Visits

Applications are invited for participation in a Study Abroad Partner Site Visits. 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. Options will be available by Wednesday, September 20, 2017. Grants may require nomination or application; OSA staff will provide the necessary documentation.

Globalization Theme

The University of St. Thomas will actively promote global engagement in teaching, learning, research and service in an ethical and socially responsible manner. We will accomplish this goal by developing global and intercultural awareness across the university; integrating global knowledge, skills and perspectives into the curriculum; enhancing study-abroad and off-campus learning opportunities; attracting international and ethnically diverse domestic students; and supporting a globally engaged faculty and staff.



  • All full-time St. Thomas staff and clinical, tenured, or tenure-track 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, Monday, October 30, 2017, 4:30 PM to be considered.


A completed grant proposal consists of the following:

  • Name
  • Title/Department
  • Which partner’s site visit are you applying for?
  • 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 the Strategic Plan's Globalization theme
  • 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 30, 2017, 4.30 PM.
Post-Grant Reporting: No later than one semester after completing travel, awardees agree to submit a brief written report to OSA, 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.