Study Abroad & Study Away

Augusta University is continuing to grow its Study Abroad and Away opportunities.

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The enthusiasm students show for educational travel is largely due to our Faculty who invest their time, talent and expertise to bring new dimensions to subjects in context outside the traditional classroom.

AU Faculty have journeyed all around the world and returned full of expert advice for what makes a Study Abroad or Away program the most impactful for our students. In conjunction with this wealth of expertise, we are continuously developing tools for new and returning program leaders to build & implement successful programs.

In addition, the University System of Georgia steadfastly informs the AU Study Abroad Office of administrative, legal and risk management concerns as they emerge. We relay this information through the planning process to help faculty stay in compliance with rules and regulations as they design their Study Abroad & Away programs.

Take time to explore the information below! All reference guides, templates and forms are created to help you develop, recruit, and execute your program under the highest standards. Bon Voyage!


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Study Abroad

Presentation Request

Instructors and staff members may request a Study Abroad Office student employee/ambassador to share our programs & support resources with your students. Presentations can be tailored for a classroom, student org, office, or other AU student groups.

If interested, please fill out the Presentation Request Form. A member of our staff team will contact you shortly after to schedule a visit!

Planning a Program

Program Proposals

Program Proposals are to be submitted by the 3rd Friday in March, the spring prior to recruitment beginning the following fall term. This would only be used for new programs to Augusta University, fundamentally altered reoccurring programs (changes to course content, location, etc), or if the program hasn’t been approved by the Institutional Study Abroad Committee for over 5 years.

Program Authorization

Authorization Forms for Study Abroad/Away Programs are due June 1st the summer prior to recruitment beginning the following fall term. This is only to be used for reoccurring or legacy programs that have been successfully approved by the Institutional Study Abroad Committee within the last 5 years. Faculty program directors are welcome to submit the Authorization Form before the 6/1 deadline for consideration and internal review of the Study Abroad Office.

Program Director Forms


Approximately 3 months before the program’s departure, the Study Abroad Office requests all faculty/staff participating to complete the following Program Director Information Form. The SAO will need 1 submission of the Emergency Contact Card Form & Pre-Program Risk Assessment to be completed per program. All questions can be sent to

During Travel

The Study Abroad Office understands that sometimes situations occur that require additional support during travel. The following forms can be submitted to document what happened on the program and trigger additional outreach and follow-up as needed. If you are unsure of which to submit given the situation you can email or complete the Incident Report if the matter is time sensitive.

Program Planning Timeline

It is never too early to begin your program! Please contact to set up a time to discuss your interests.

Program Proposals Due

  • 3rd Friday in March

Spring prior to Fall recruitment beginning

Reoccurring Program Authorization Forms Due

  • June 1

Summer prior to Fall recruitment beginning

Meeting with Study Abroad Office

  • Summer

Finalize budget and marketing materials

Study Abroad/Away Fair

  • Mid-September

International Education Week

  • Mid-October

Study Abroad Day & Sweet Send Off

  • End of February

Workshops & Orientations

  • February/March

Program Director Risk Management Workshops & SAO Student Pre-departure Orientations

Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) 

The Study Abroad Office encourages you to consider International Virtual Learning opportunities for your course(s). Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) as defined by the Stevens Initiative “is a new teaching and learning paradigm that promotes the development of intercultural competence across shared multicultural learning environments.  Through the use of internet-based tools and innovative online pedagogies, COIL fosters meaningful exchanges between university-level teachers and students with peers in geographical distant locations and from different cultural backgrounds.”  Institutions have been creative in offering a variety of ways for COIL to take place in their classrooms.