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Start a Study Away Program

Study Away programs are short-term domestic study options outside of North Georgia where students engage in experiential learning, build relationships with faculty, and gain confidence to participate in other types of high impact practices later in their UNG career.  These options might include urban centers, remote fieldwork, or understanding diverse communities.  

The CGE oversees faculty-led study abroad and study away programs offered through the University of North Georgia. The CGE acts as a partner to the program director throughout the entire process. Review the information on this page and contact CGE to discuss your ideas! 

Program Proposal Deadlines

  • Spring & Spring Break Programs: July 15
  • Summer Programs: September 3
  • Fall Programs: November 5

Steps for Developing a Successful Study Away Program

  1. Think about your academic knowledge, your interests, your experience, and pick a location that can help you achieve your academic and professional goals.
  2. Discuss your ideas with your department head.
  3. Discuss your ideas with the Director of the CGE.
  4. Do research on the location and conduct a site visit.
  5. Meet with the CGE Director in preparation for your visit and review the site visit guidelines
  6. Submit a completed site visit report to the CGE.
  7. Submit a study away program proposal to the CGE. 
  8. Attend program director orientation.
  9. Work with the CGE advisors to market and recruit for your program.

When developing a study away program, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Goals: What are the academic outcomes for developing a study away program?
  • Location: How relevant is the location you are considering to your academic goals?
  • Student Interest: Who is your target market? (Which majors, minors, class level, etc.) Would you have enough student interest for the program?
  • Competition: Are there any similar UNG programs that could compete with yours? If yes, what makes yours different?
  • On-Ground Support: Do you have any contacts in the location? If so, can they help you?

How Can we Help?

The Center for Global Engagement has put together a Study Away Faculty Handbook to get you started. CGE is here to assist program directors through:

  • Logistical support for study away programs
  • Recruitment support
  • Financial and risk management guidance
  • Advising students
  • Processing student applications

Program Proposal Resources and Forms

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