Chairs, Assistant Chairs, Academic Directors, Full-Time and Adjunct Faculty are welcome to propose and lead Travel Study Courses.
The Travel Study Proposal form can be found here.
Travel Study Course Dates
FALL course dates (outgoing): August - November 15th
SPRING course dates (outgoing): January - July 15th
Submit Travel Study Proposals to the Travel and External Study Coordinator by the following dates for intended Fall and Spring courses:
Fall course deadline: January 15th
Spring course deadline: July 1st
The International Education Steering Committee meets to review all submitted proposals. Proposals will not be reviewed after the dates noted below.
FALL (outgoing): Final Review – January 30th
SPRING (outgoing): Final Review – July 30th
Travel Study Course Approval
Faculty members will be informed if the International Steering Committee has approved their Travel Study Course proposal by no later than the dates noted below.
FALL (outgoing): No Later Than: March 10th
SPRING (outgoing): No Later Than: August 10th
Faculty of approved Travel Study courses are required to attend an information session with the Travel and External Study Coordinator about the preparation process of their program. These sessions occur prior to the start of the semester.
FALL (outgoing): January 11th
SPRING (outgoing): August 15th
STEP 1: Discuss Travel Study possibilities with your Department Chair.
STEP 2: Complete the Travel Study Developer Questionnaire (here). This form will assist you in working with program providers to craft your course.
STEP 3: Select a Program Provider from the list below if the program provider ETA does not cover your proposed location or contact the Travel and External Study Coordinator for an additional list of providers.
It is required that all travel study courses employ a program provider. Please complete and submit the Program Provider Request Form along with your proposal, if not using ETA.
STEP 4: Contact the Program Provider ETA (preferred provider) or AEA and begin working on an itinerary/ budget for your course. The Travel and External Study Coordinator can help you through this process.
STEP 5: Complete the Travel Study Proposal (here). Use the proposal information from the program provider in order to complete this final proposal and determine overall course cost. NOTE: It is important to not hit the "submit" button within the proposal form until it has been reviewed with the Travel And External Study Coordinator or you are confident in the overall determined cost. It is advised to "save" the form, then go back and make any needed changes. Once submitted, you can not go back and adjust any related costs.
STEP 6: Meet with the Travel and External Study Coordinator to review your proposal prior to submission
STEP 7: Submit your Proposal and any supplemental materials to the Travel and External Study Coordinator
STEP 8: International Education Steering Committee will review proposal.
The International Education Steering Committee of Otis College requires, all faculty seeking to facilitate a travel study course use a program provider “whenever” possible. Program Providers work with you to craft and customize an abroad course specific to your/student needs. Program providers are not pre-packaged tour operators. Rather, “providers” offer support services, throughout the world, ensuring that your course runs safely and smoothly, while maintaining the integrity of your course vision. Program Providers also provide liability insurance necessary to run abroad courses.
Below is a short-list of items generally covered by a program provider:
Course Program Manager dedicated to your program
Health and liability insurance
On-site orientation and city tour
Cultural activities in host city
Day or overnight excursions
Organized group meals
Reserved classroom space
Access to on-site offices
24-hour resident staff support
Below is a list of program providers who can assist you with the planning of your Travel Study course. It is asked that you contact Education Travel Adventure (ETA) initially. They are the preferred program provider unless they do not serve your intended destination. For additional providers please contact the Travel and External Study Coordinator.
EDUCATION TRAVEL ADVENTURE:
Contact: Michael Holzer. Phone: 732-410-5665. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Emily Sweeney, Phone: 732-410-5676 Email: email@example.com
Locations: North America. Europe. South America (View website for a complete list of destinations)
ACADEMIC EXPERIENCES ABROAD
Contact: Sam Brier. Phone: 1-800-556-7068. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Locations: North America. Japan. Africa. (View website for a complete list of destinations)
Contact: Phone: 512.480.8522. Email: email@example.com
Locations: Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Columbia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic,England (UK), France, India, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Mexico, Morocco, Northern Ireland, Panama Peru, South Korea, & Spain
Contact: Steve Luther. Phone: 800-980-0033 Ext 114. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Locations: Spain, ChinaAustralia, New Zealand, Fiji (View Website for a complete list of destinations)
AMERICAN TOURS INTERNATIONAL
Web: www.cubaati.com, www.americantours.com
Contact: Jordan. Phone: 310-590-4108. Email: email@example.com
Locations: Cuba. N. America West & Hawaiian Islands. N. America East & Florida. Asia (Beijing)
Contact: PH: 425-527-8050 ext. 26039. Email: Sue.firstname.lastname@example.org
Locations: Europe, Central America, South America, Africa, Asia, South Pacific
American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS)
Locations: Argentina, Australia, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, England (UK), France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Russia, South Africa, & Spain
Center for International Studies Abroad (CIS)
Locations: Australia, Austria, Bolivia, Cambodia, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, England, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Morocco,New Zealand, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, Vietnam
Danish Institute for Foreign Study (DIS)
Location: Denmark (Copenhagen)
Study Abroad Italy (SAI)
Locations: Italy (Florence, Milan, Rome, & Sicily)
Locations: Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East (View website for a complete list of destinations)
SIT Study Abroad
Locations: Africa & Middle East: Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Jordan, Morocco, Oman, Tunisia, Egypt, Asia & The Pacific: Australia, China, India,Indonesia, Mongolia, Nepal, Samoa, Vietnam, Cambodia, Bhutan, Europe: Czech Republic, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Serbia, Bosnia, Kosovo, Spain, Switzerland, Iceland, Latin America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru