UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Faculty Study Abroad Handbook

Section A: Policies, Procedures, and Requirements.

1.0 Financial/Administrative

  • 1.1 Compensation Agreement
  • 1.2 Budget
  • 1.3 Account
  • 1.4 Salary
  • 1.5 Study Tour Coordination Fee
  • 1.6 Revenue
  • 1.7 Tuition
  • 1.8 Additional Fee for Nonresident Students
  • 1.9 Travel Advance
  • 1.10 Planning/Seed Money
  • 1.11 International Fee
  • 1.12 Cancellation/Refund Policy

2.0 Course Approval/Curricular Requirements

  • 2.1 Credits, Contact Hours, and Duration of Course
  • 2.2 Course Approval
  • 2.3 Pass/Fail Option
  • 2.4 Independent Study/Extra Credit
  • 2.5 Appeals – Academic
  • 2.6 Appeals – Administrative, Fiscal, and Procedural
  • 2.7 Grading
  • 2.8 Syllabus

Section B – Other Study Abroad Procedures, Requirements and Responsibilities

1.0 Study Tour Coordinator Requirements & Responsibilities

  • 1.1 Proposal
  • 1.2 Budget
  • 1.3 Schedule Addition Worksheet
  • 1.4 Breakdown of Study Tour Fees
  • 1.5 Emergency Contact Roster
  • 1.6 Insurance
  • 1.7 Travel Agency Support
  • 1.8 Orientation
  • 1.9 Evacuation/Crisis Plan
  • 1.10 Refund/Cancellation Policy
  • 1.11 Students Remaining in Host Country Policy
  • 1.12 Code of Conduct
  • 1.13 Promotion/Marketing
  • 1.14 Insurance
  • 1.15 Health/Medical
  • 1.16 Credit Cards
  • 1.17 Financial Aid Office
  • 1.18 Coordinator Selection/Rotation
  • 1.19 Study Tour Polices (UW System & UW-RF)
  • 1.20 Application Processing

2.0 Office of Global Connections Responsibilities

  • 2.1 Account
  • 2.2 Special Course Fees
  • 2.3 Budget
  • 2.4 Orientation
  • 2.5 Files
  • 2.6 Promotion/Marketing
  • 2.7 Insurance

3.0 Participant Requirements

  • 3.1 Insurance
  • 3.2 Travel Insurance
  • 3.3 Waiver
  • 3.4 Code of Conduct
  • 3.5 International Fee
  • 3.6 Financial Aid
  • 3.7 Study Abroad Grants

Section C – Useful Information for Study Tour Coordinators

1.0 Health Issues While Abroad

  • 1.1 Basic Health Maintenance
  • 1.2 Travel Consultation
  • 1.3 Health Records
  • 1.4 Immunizations
  • 1.5 Prescription Drugs
  • 1.6 Glasses and Contact Lenses
  • 1.7 HIV and AIDS
  • 1.8 Food, Water and Traveler’s Diarrhea

2.0 Safety Issues While Abroad

  • 2.1 Consular Information Sheets and Travel Warnings
  • 2.2 Consular Information Sheets
  • 2.3 Public Announcements
  • 2.4 Travel Warnings and Background Notes
  • 2.5 Embassy Registration
  • 2.6 Emergencies Abroad
  • 2.7 Protection Against Terrorism
  • 2.8 Laws of the Host Country
  • 2.9 Illegal Drugs Abroad
  • 2.10 Securing Your Valuables – Passport
  • 2.11 Securing Your Valuables – Cash, Traveler’s Checks, and Credit Cards
  • 2.12 Securing Your Valuables – Luggage
  • 2.13 Securing Your Valuables – Airline Ticket
  • 2.14 Safety Tips When Traveling
  • 2.15 Safety Out on the Town
  • 2.16 Safety Issues for Women

3.0 Practical Stuff

  • 3.1 Passport
  • 3.2 Checking in at the Airport
  • 3.3 Immigration and Customs
  • 3.4 Communication from Abroad
  • 3.5 Phone Cards, Internet and Postage Stamps

4.0 Exploring Cultural Differences

  • 4.1 What Culture Means
  • 4.2 Questions That Reveal Cultural Patterns
  • 4.3 Activities to Stimulate Cultural Learning
  • 4.4 Perceptions from Abroad
  • 4.5 Racial Issues Abroad
  • 4.6 Disability Issues Abroad
  • 4.7 Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues Abroad

5.0 Travel Resources

  • 5.1 Travel Books
  • 5.2 Web Sites

6.0 Office of Global Connections Emergency Contact Information

  • 6.1 Office of Global Connections
  • 6.2 Brent Greene, Director of Global Connections
  • 6.3 Katie Oenga, Study Abroad and International Student Advisor
  • 6.4 Campus Security