The York International (YI) is currently accepting faculty proposals for Courses and Programs to be delivered in Summer 2023 semester. The submission deadline for proposals for Summer Abroad Courses 2023 is October 21st, 2022.
York International (YI) is starting the preparations for faculty-led Summer Abroad Courses and Programs for May-August 2023. YI offers many supports to our summer abroad faculty leads, including international partnership support, program and budget planning and vendor-service provider coordination, student recruitment and promotions, logistical arrangements, student funding, pre-departure training and travel risk management.
If you are interested in leading a summer abroad course/program, we would love to start working with you to plan and design your programs. To get started, we invite you to register your planned summer abroad course on or before October 21st, 2022 through this Summer Abroad Proposal Form.
We look forward to supporting you in bringing your classroom to the world! For any questions, please contact Shirley Lam, International Programs Coordinator at email@example.com.
Institutional supports for Faculty leads
York International (YI) is here to assist you in bringing your classroom around the world, by providing the following supports:
To connect you with York University's institutional and community partners in the location abroad and facilitate the co-creation of the program including planning of educational and socio-cultural activities.
Budget Planning and Finance
Plan and determine program fees which include in-country costs as student accommodations, program activities (ex. field and study trips, museums, and cultural tours), local transportation and contingencies. YI organizes a financial account for your program, maintain your program budget, make advance payments to vendors and consolidates and report after the program. Faculty can request for a travel advance, as needed.
Agreements and contracts
YI helps facilitate and determine if agreements/contracts are needed for your program, and assist you in the process.
Promotions and Visibility
To recruit and register students to join the class. These include a dedicated webpage for the course, social media campaigns, posters and graphic materials, information sessions, classroom visits, and promotion to York global partners and other Canadian institutions as desired.
Applications and student program fee payments
YI hosts an application system, answer student queries, receives program fees, pre-screen all applications, issue acceptance notifications in coordination with faculty lead.
Logistical Arrangements and Vendor /Service provider coordination
To research, confirm and book all on-site (in-country) logistical arrangements, including but not limited to accommodations, field/study trips, and local transportation. It also includes establishing housing contracts applicable and providing housing guidelines for students.
Pre-Departure Training and Safety Abroad
YI will enact measures to keep the safety and well-being of staff, faculty, and students participating in summer abroad programs. The Safety Abroad Manager within York International provides travel risk and safety abroad supports including pre-departure training, registration in the travel registry (emergency contact and waivers), insurance and monitoring safety developments in summer abroad destination countries.
Student funding and awards
YI facilitates access to various funding and awards such as the York International Mobility Award (YIMA) and the Global Skills Opportunity (GSO) Funds. See details here.
Return and Assessment supports
YI will finalize and close the budget, collate invoices and reconcile expense claim for the program. YI will also gather feedback from students (program content, delivery and logistical arrangements) as well as feedback from local partner(s) if applicable.