- CCSA handles the logistical and financial arrangements for your course, along with the applications, hotels, transportation, course registration, insurance and risk management.
- CCSA program administrators manage the on-site details in collaboration with the faculty.
- Your flight, lodging, per diem and many meals covered by CCSA.
- Ability to recruit participants from all CCSA member institutions.
- Students from non-member instituions may also apply, which opens the door for more students to participate in your course.
- Faculty teach one course on programs of two to four weeks length.
- Professional development opportunities available through directing programs.
- Discounted family and/or companion rate available.
- Any full-time, tenure track or tenured faculty member from a CCSA member institution.
- Retired and emeritus faculty who continue to teach part-time, with the approval and support of the appropriate department at their institution
- Full-time non-tenure track faculty with appropriate academic credentials are eligible to apply provided that their request is endorsed at the time by an appropriate dean, indicating that the faculty member has a reasonable expectation of being employed during the time the program is being offered and that should the course be approved the university will provide the required letter of support. As our proposals are due approximately 15 months in advance of the actual program dates, this endorsement is necessary to minimize student disappointment if the course must be cancelled because the faculty member is no longer teaching at a CCSA institution.
- Part-Time and Adjunct Faculty - Faculty employed in less than a full-time capacity by a CCSA member school with appropriate academic credentials are eligible to propose a course provided that their request is endorsed at the time by the Campus Representative and by an appropriate dean (or designee), indicating that the faculty member has a reasonable expectation of being employed during the time the program is being offered. The endorsement includes both a Campus Approval form and the online approval of the Campus Representative as both are necessary to minimize student disappointment if the course must be cancelled because the faculty member is no longer teaching at a CCSA institution.
- NOTE: Faculty who anticipate being on sabbatical or other type of leave for either semester prior to the date of the program should defer their application to a subsequent year, as presence on campus is necessary to engage in successful recruitment of students.
Join an existing program:
- Ease of setup - hotels, transportation, programs directors and more have been developed by faculty over the years for a truly unforgettable experience. Design your course, recruit your students, and let CCSA handle the rest.
- Lower cost for students - since many aspects of the program (directors, travel etc.) are shared between multiple courses the overall program cost is kept low for students.
Design your own program:
- Truly unique - develop your own vision for a study abroad program.
- Teach in destination outside the standard CCSA programs.
- Review the "Teaching on a CCSA Program" document.
- Review your course plan with your CCSA campus rep
- Download and follow the steps in the course proposal worksheet
- Submit the finished content from the course proposal worksheet in the online application system. Click the 'propose course' button anywhere on this page.
Mandatory Training/Preparation. Everyone selected to teach must participate in the CCSA program orientation, generally in November for winter programs and April for summer programs. At this event, in addition to meeting and interacting with program faculty, directors will receive training for dealing with crisis and emergency situations of various types.
I feel that I am a more well-rounded and experienced faculty member. This opportunity is a benefit to my college and department. I have also been able to connect with new faculty and students, broadening networks and academic resources. It also allows me to produce work, expanding my professional practice...it is a wonderful experience…
To study the history of london, particularly the transatlantic slave trade in the era of revolution, it is essential to be on-site and to see firsthand how power, money, and activism all worked...While books are powerful, there is no substitute for the daily walks, exploration of museums, and what one learns from getting the lay of the land
Without the museums in London and Dublin and the Stone Age monuments, the course would have been hollow or two-dimensional. Former students of mine doing graduate work in England gave students valuable insights from their first hand knowledge and experiences.
The support is great. Families are welcome. The location is great. Travel and transportation are easy. There are tons of exciting, informative places to take students... Overall a great experience!