CGIS welcomes applications for a variety of program types.
Things to keep in mind:
- Preparation — All instructors appointed to CGIS programs participate in faculty orientations that helps them prepare for the experience of teaching abroad. Topics may include health and safety, managing group dynamics, strategies for incorporating experiential learning, dealing with emergencies, and other best practices from the field. These sessions afford faculty members new to study abroad an opportunity to learn from colleagues who have already led programs abroad as well as from CGIS staff.
- Support — All faculty members directing or teaching a CGIS program receive 24/7 support while on site, both from the on-site partners that CGIS contracts to provide logistical support and from the CGIS staff in Ann Arbor. Examples include:
- Making logistical arrangements (housing, classroom rental, excursions)
- Coordinating responses to medical situations, both locally (on site) and remotely (for emergencies)
- Managing evacuations when programs have been suspended due to political unrest or natural disaster
- Liaising between students and their families or others as necessary
- Handling disciplinary issues, including coordinating with OSCR and the Dean of Students
- Advising faculty when situations arise that they are unsure how to handle