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Step 1: Options for Teaching a Study Abroad Course

Application Process
Step 1:
Consider Options for Teaching a Study Abroad Course
  • Click here for a powerpoint presentation titled "General Interest Information for Teaching a Course Abroad"
  • Click here for a webinar on ETSU & TnCIS Options!

Option 1: Propose to Teach a TnCIS Course (Tennessee Consortium for International Studies)
TnCIS (pronounced ten-sis) is a program developed by the state to help Tennessee students study abroad. It is a consortium of colleges across the state. A faculty member from a college in the state of Tennessee teaches a class, exclusively for Tennessee students, in another country. This is a great option for those wanting to teach a study abroad course for the first time. For more information, please visit their website:

  • Highly recommended for first-time faculty leaders
  • Easier process, with an organization that does most travel planning, accepts/declines student applications, and helps market the course
  • Stronger support system, in which you will travel with other faculty leaders that are teaching other courses in the same location
  • Your course is more likely to meet the minimum number of students required

Option 2: Submit an ETSU Faculty-Led Course Proposal
  • Recommended for established study abroad programs and graduate level courses
  • You have more control over locations and what your course entails, within policy guidelines
  • You will likely need to find a travel agent to help plan the process
  • Will need to manage all student applications and travel plans
  • You will need to manage the Bucs Abroad program page
Ongoing: Review the Faculty Policies for Study Abroad
Click Here for Step 2: Submit Faculty Program/Course Proposal Prior to Deadline
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