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Faculty and Staff Information

Resources and Forms for Faculty and Staff leading International Travel Seminars


Drake University established Travel Seminars to offer students courses that integrate an academic experience with intercultural and experiential learning while traveling. Travel Seminars are short-term faculty-led study abroad (or domestic) programs offered during J-term and Summer. If you are interested in developing a Travel Seminar reach out to Maria Rohach, Assistant Director of Drake Administered Programs Abroad at


New Travel Seminars

Faculty and staff members proposing new travel seminars will need to provide curriculum committees with a draft syllabus, draft itinerary, and credit calculation worksheet.


Repeat Travel Seminars

If your travel seminar was approved under the new process (approved in fall 2014 or after), and there are no significant changes to the syllabus or itinerary, it does not need to be re-reviewed by the school/college curriculum committee. You still need to inform the school/college curriculum committee that you wish to offer the course again, so they can move it forward through their process. School/college curriculum committees need to approve it, even if they do not need to review it again.


Travel Seminar Development

Travel Seminar Proposal Application

Seminar Leader Eligibility

Program Development Guidelines

Program Design Worksheet

Third Party Provider Selection Guidelines

Faculty and Staff Handbook

Standards of Good Practice for Short-Term Education Abroad Programs (Developed by the Forum on Education Abroad)


Risk Assessment Documents

Risk Assessment Worksheet 2019

Travel Advisory Policy

Incident Report