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Call for Program Proposals

Interested in Creating a New Program?

The Global Mobility Committee (GMC) seeks proposals from faculty and staff on all OHIO campuses who are interested in contributing to student mobility.  

Study abroad/away programs are high impact practices that foster integrative learning which is a goal of OHIO's general education curriculum and experiential learning broadly. Students who engage in these programs report positive outcomes in many areas: personal growth, academic knowledge, career development, and civic engagement.  

Proposal Period

In order to offer student programming that best addresses student needs, as well as university priorities, OGO will maintain a list of faculty-led program options for each academic year.  Once approved, a program will be active for two years and will have to re-apply through the proposal process in order to run again in the future. 

Current Call for Proposals 

The GMC is now accepting applications for programs to run in Summer 2024/2025 or Fall 2024/2025.

Note: The proposal period for programs expected to run during winter break, spring break and spring semester of Academic Years 23-24 and 24-25 has already passed. 


Programs that meet the following criteria will be considered:  

  • Are credit-bearing  

  • Offered during Summer or Fall Semester

  • Have a director and an additional OHIO employee identified with the understanding that both will travel with the program.

  • Preference given to programs intended to run annually (Summer 2024 & 2025 OR Fall 2024 & 2025) 

Note: Faculty interested in pursuing a College of Business-related program proposal should contact Andrew Pueschel and Stephanie Sharp. COB program proposals will not be reviewed.  

Faculty interested in establishing a program that is primarily internship, consulting or practicum-based should consult with their college.  

Selection Process

Proposals will be shared with the appropriate college deans prior to being reviewed by the Global Mobility Committee (GMC). 

The GMC will take multiple factors into account in their review, including input from the appropriate academic unit(s) and alignment of proposals to university strategic needs and goals. The GMC’s goal is to establish a menu of study abroad and away programs, designed to provide participants with enriching and meaningful learning experiences that help them meet their graduation requirements while enhancing their overall education, with the potential to attract a diverse and wide array of students from disciplines across OHIO’s campuses and colleges. 

Priorities for this selection period:  

  • Coursework that helps students meet graduation requirements (e.g. BRICKS) 

  • Associated coursework up to 3 credit hours (undergraduate), 4 credit hours (graduate)  

  • Programs that combine or cross disciplines 


Application Deadline:  Monday, June 12, 2023 at 11:59pm 

Notification of Proposal Status: no later than August 21, 2023 

Program Development with OGO/EL: September/October 2023

  • Ideation/Program Development Workshop
  • Meeting(s) with Provider(s) to generate a quote
  • Director orientation with your Program Coordinator
  • Budget Meeting

Announcement of Summer and Fall 2024 Programs: Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Standard Application Deadlines:

  • Summer 2024 Programs: Friday, February 2, 2024
  • Fall 2024 Programs: Monday, April 1, 2024

*Specific program deadlines may need to be earlier depending on deadlines with vendors/providers. 

Information/Brainstorming Sessions

Attend an information session to learn more about the process and to brainstorm program ideas with colleagues. 

  • April 4, 2023 from 2:30 - 4:00 pm (virtual on Teams
  • April 10, 2023 from 3:00 - 4:30 pm (in person Athens Campus (WIEC 106) 
  • April 19, 2023 from 12-1:30 pm (in person Athens Campus (WIEC 106) 

Individual appointments are available upon request; please email to schedule. 

Get Started 

For a preview of the proposal questions, download the Call for Program Proposal Preview [Word]

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