Frequently Asked Questions

How am I compensated?
Please speak with MyKellann Ledden directly if you have any questions about compensation.

How many students are needed for each course?
The target enrollment for all faculty-led programs is 10.

When will I know whether or not my program is running?
Our office will contact you first to let you know that your program has been given the green light, typically 6 weeks before departure or sooner, depending on the number of confirmed students.

If your program does not reach the enrollment goal, it runs the risk of being cancelled. Our office will work with you to make any decisions regarding program cancellation.

What is the site-specific orientation?
This orientation is meant to be led by the faculty leader. It gives you the opportunity to meet your students, go over your academic expectations, discuss the details of your program, and distribute materials for your course.  OGS will schedule the orientation and secure a location. A representative from OGS will also be present to answer questions of a more general nature.

I have led programs abroad in the past.  Do I still need to submit a proposal form?
Yes, you must submit a proposal form, along with an updated syllabus.

What if I have an emergency abroad?
The chance of an emergency occurring during your program is rare, but rest assured that you will not be alone. OGS always has someone on-call, 24/7. The university has protocols in place designed for particular emergency situations. There are many resources on campus that you will probably not be aware of. While we may not always know the answers, we will know who to contact on campus.

Are all of my expenses covered while I am abroad?
Yes. Our office will cover the costs of your airfare, accommodations, meals, local transportation, and site entrance fees. Please be mindful of keeping all receipts. To help keep you organized, it might be helpful to keep each day's receipts in a separate envelope. Once you return to NY, you must submit a T&E within 30 days of program completion.

Can students from other colleges and universities participate in my program?
Definitely!  We always welcome visiting students on our programs.