Faculty & Staff

Faculty and Staff

UA faculty and staff are fundamental to the internationalization of our campus, and the Education Abroad office serves as your partner and resource in this endeavor.


Encouraging Your Students to Study Abroad

The intrinsic value of travel, combined with the academic emphasis of our programming, makes education abroad a true “win-win” for our students. Join us as we advocate the benefits of an international education and encourage UA students to broaden their perspectives.

How can you help?

  1. Ask –Ask your student if they have ever been abroad or thought about the opportunity.
  2. Encourage –Encourage them to pursue the opportunity and emphasize that study abroad is for everyone.
  3. Share –Share your own (or your previous students’) transformative international experiences.
  4. Connect –Connect the student with the Education Abroad office. Give them our website (studyabroad.ua.edu) and contact info (Room: 144 BB Comer; 205-348-5256). We would love to meet them!

Class Visits

Schedule a Class Visit

To schedule a class visit, speaking engagement, or student organization presentation which covers the basics of UA Study Abroad, please email the Education Abroad Office.

Please provide:

  • Instructor’s Name, Department, Email, and Phone number
  • Event Description
  • Specific Topic (if applicable)
  • Date/Time to attend
  • Expected duration of presentation
  • Building and room number

Faculty-Led Programs

Lead a Program Abroad

Every year, dozens of UA faculty broaden the scope of their classrooms by taking small groups of UA students abroad. Whether it’s history and honors at Oxford, global health studies in Ghana, or a chemical engineering lab in Denmark, UA faculty have the unique opportunity to teach and mentor our students abroad.

The Education Abroad office seeks to expand upon this programming and the international opportunities afforded to our students by encouraging our faculty to develop and lead their own short-term program. From an idea to a transformative international experience, Education Abroad serves as a resource in program development for all UA faculty.

Meet with Education Abroad

Call our office to schedule an appointment with our Director Carolina Robinson (205-348-5256).

Attend a Faculty-Led Information Workshop

Learn how to plan, propose, and implement your ideas for an international program.
Email Kelsey Guy, Faculty Led Advisor to register for a workshop (khguy@ua.edu).

Affiliate Partners

Anxious about the notion of independently directing an entire international program? Don’t be.

The Education Abroad office works with a number of premier study abroad organizations who assist us in the facilitation of our programming. These organizations can aid faculty with the coordination of a faculty-led program, contributing as little or as much as needed. Learn more about how an affiliate organization can assist in planning, budgeting, marketing, and leading your program by calling our office.

Propose a Faculty-Led Program Renew Your Faculty-Led Program

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