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WIU in Barcelona--Faculty proposal
Program Terms: Spring
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Restrictions: WIU applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Program Advisor: Kim McDaniel Term: Spring
Program Description:
WIU in Barcelona is designed to give faculty members the opportunity to travel abroad and experience life in another culture with a group of WIU students. No previous international experience is required to be a faculty leader for WIU in Barcelona.  The chosen faculty member must be willing to commit to teaching the course and accompany the students on the two-three week travel portion. Accommodations and many instructional components including lectures, intercultural immersion experiences, site visits, etc., are pre-arranged with Barcelona Study Abroad Experience (Barcelona SAE) so faculty members may find this less complicated than developing their own study abroad course or program from scratch.

Barcelona has a fascinating history and culture, and the program is designed to serve students of varying interests. Faculty in almost any discipline should find the program rewarding and be able to design a course that fits their own interests as well as those of students who would like to study abroad.  To learn more about the types of activities available on this program, here is a sample itinerary based on 2015 dates.
 
Program benefits
The faculty member chosen to teach at WIU in Barcelona will have all of his/her travel expenses, including airfare, accommodation, and per diem allowance for food and personal expenses, covered by the student participants. In addition to this benefit, the faculty leader will receive a stipend of $1,000.

Faculty requirements
• Must be a current WIU faculty member
• Must have approval of Chair of Department and Dean of College
• Must teach one course from your department.  This may be an existing course in your curriculum adapted for study abroad or a new course developed specifically for the program.  Graduate credit may also be offered, if applicable.
• Must market the WIU in Barcelona program in conjunction with Study Abroad and Outreach to reach a minimum of 10 participants
• Must help recruit future faculty leaders after returning

General instructions/timeline
1. Applications are available online throu the "Apply Now" button on this page.
NOTE: Faculty interested in the Faculty Fellowships, WIU in Belfast or a traditional Study Abroad Course/Program should not use this application.  For more information on those offerings, please see the Faculty/Staff section of our website.

2. Prior to submitting an application, you should familiarize yourself with the sample itinerary listed above.  You will need to indicate how your proposed course ties into the themes and activities that are already part of the program.  While minor variations can be made to the itinerary, the basic structure must remain the same.

3. The following information must be completed and electronically submitted no later than 11:59 pm on the stated deadline date:
   WIU in Barcelona questionnaire
   Leader Agreement signature document

4. After the deadline, applicaitons will be sent to your department chair and Dean's Office representative for their support.  The Office of Study Abroad and Outreach will review the applications.  You will be contacted by email with the results by the end of the semester.

Questions about this program should be directed to:

Kim McDaniel, Study Abroad Advisor for Group Programs
Office of Study Abroad and Outreach
8 Horrabin Hall
298-2504
KD-McDaniel@wiu.edu

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.