University approval process
If you are planning an international trip, you will need to seek approval from the Overseas Study Advisory Council. This approval process usually takes about a month, so do not put it off.
The student services program coordinator will help you through this process. This authorization process typically happens during the summer preceding the academic year during which your trip will take place. You must receive OSAC authorization before you can promote your course to students.
This approval will come as an email addressed to you. If the student services program coordinator is not copied on this email, please forward it to them as soon as it arrives.
Faculty leading repeat trips do not need to go through the entire OSAC authorization process. If the prior trip leader’s report was satisfactory, the Office of Overseas Study will have previously reauthorized the course for future iterations.
Check whether the reauthorization was conditional upon certain changes, and if so be sure to incorporate those changes into future trip planning. Be sure to seek the appropriate adjustment(s) to the reauthorization by having the student services program coordinator notify the Office of Overseas Study of the new trip leader’s name and contact information and any aspects of the trip that differ from past iterations.