Faculty/Staff-Led International Trips (FSITs) are an excellent way for
faculty/staff to gain international experience, network with colleagues at foreign
institutions, earn additional salary, and learn new things that can help to
internationalize the UI curriculum upon return. While developing an
FSIT can be a bit of work, once you’ve done one, the next time around
should be a piece of cake!
Important fact. Did you know
that the Provost’s Office and University Counsel have requested that all
FSITs work with the International Programs Office? There is a very good
reason for this—in the rare instance that something goes wrong (natural
disaster, political upheaval, student injury, etc.), you have a team of
seasoned professionals working with you. It also ensures that your FSIT will be handled
in a manner consistent with UI policy and national norms.
If you're interested in running a UI Faculty/Staff-Led International
please see the following required forms and information:
Deadlines: In order to run a successful
FSIT you should start
planning at least one year in advance.
Program Proposals: June 1
Program Itinerary, Budget/Program Fee, Program Flyer: August
FSIT Grants Available for 2013
President Nellis has generously provided $10,000 for a second
year to go toward FSIT program creation. Check out the
programs that were funded this year. Submit a proposal for
your own program!
2013 FSIT Grant
Deadline: December 7, 2012
Interested in Doing an FSIT in Canada?
You might be eligible for a
grant through the Canadian
government. Check-out the Faculty Enrichment (Course Development) Program.
If you have any trouble downloading the forms or if you have any
questions about the FSIT content, please contact the Study Abroad Office at
(208) 885-7870 or by e-mail at
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