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Supporting Resources

Within the supporting resources you will find quick access to various education abroad items many of which are located within the other modules of the Guide to MSU Education Abroad Programming.  You will also find additional resources to help you in your programming efforts.


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EA Documents, Forms, & Policies

EA Documents, Forms, & Policies

Section under development.

EA Documents

EA Documents

Sample program proposal

Program Director Statement of Responsibility 

Note: This statement is also located within the New Program Ideation module under Program Director Statement of Responsibility.

The Statement of Responsibility for Faculty-Directed Education Abroad Program Directors outlines expectations for the role of program director and compiles previously dispersed items together into one comprehensive document. It is designed to support program directors by providing a chronological overview of activities associated with leading a program (pre-departure, on-site, and post-return). The Statement of Responsibility is best used as a companion document to Education Abroad’s Guiding Principles and the information you will find in the online Guide to MSU Education Abroad Programming. 

 

 

EA Forms

EA Forms

EA Expense Worksheet

NRA-PSC (non-resident alien professional services contract)

Alternative receipt (if an official receipt cannot be obtained)

EA Policies

EA Policies

Section under development.

Education Abroad Student Airfare Policy

Michigan State University is currently working to identify the university’s preferred travel agency partner for Education Abroad programs and student travel. In the meantime, the information below provides general guidelines for student airfare as it relates to Education Abroad programs.

Definitions:

"Official Program Start Date": the date of arrival in-country which should be the first night of program-paid housing.

"Official Program End Date": the day following the last night of program-paid housing.

"Group Flight": Education Abroad signs a contract and is financially liable for the deposits and fees for all seats booked if they are not used or canceled by the commitment deadline. Group flights require at least 10 passengers.

"Suggested Itinerary": a useful alternative to group flights, a suggested itinerary gives students guidance and an option to book flights that they know meet program arrival and departure parameters.

"International Flight": refers to travel to and from the program site(s). In most cases, international flights are the responsibility of individual students. Programs that are heavily subscribed by first-time travelers (First-Year Seminars) or are of short duration (Winter Break and Spring Break programs) often include a group flight for the international travel portion in the program fee to ensure that students travel and arrive together. This will be a group flight, booked and paid for by Education Abroad, and included in the program fee.

"Program-Related Flight": refers to travel that takes place within the program and as part of the official program itinerary. Program-related flights are built into the program budget and charged as part of the program fee.

The following rules apply to student airfare on Education Abroad programs:

  • Program directors are not permitted to suggest or require that students arrive prior to the official program start date or stay past the official program end date; they can only require that students be at the education abroad location on the official program start date and remain for the duration of the program
  • Program directors are not permitted to purchase air tickets on behalf of students
  • Program directors are not permitted to offer recommendations or make reservations on students’ behalf for lodging, excursions or flights outside of the official program dates
  • Except through the university’s preferred travel agency partner and a formal suggested itinerary, program directors are not permitted to recommend travel agencies, airlines, or individual flight itineraries to students
  • Students are not required to use a group flight or a suggested itinerary for their travel if the air tickets are not included in the program fee
  • Group flights and suggested itineraries that are not part of the program fee must align with official program dates and locations, although students may independently arrange for deviations as allowed by the airline
  • Group flights that are included in the program fee must align with official program dates and locations 
  • When group flights (both international and program-related) are included in the program fee, students are required to use those tickets. In some cases, students may arrange for deviations on the return trip as allowed by the airline. Any difference in airfare caused by a deviation will be the responsibility of the student to pay directly to the airline / ticketing agent

MSU Policies

MSU Policies

Section under development.

MSU's Anti-Discrimination Policy

MSU's Anti-Discrimination Policy

Note: This policy is also located within the Implementation: Pre-Departure module under Review and admit applicants.

Compliance with MSU’s Anti-Discrimination Policy

The Office of General Counsel has advised the Office for Education Abroad to reinforce the importance in the administration of education abroad programs of adhering to this and all other university policies.

Specifically, education abroad programming must comply with all MSU policies and regulations, including but not limited to the MSU Anti-Discrimination Policy (ADP).  This policy outlines the types of prohibited discrimination and harassment at Michigan State University.  Under the ADP, University community members are prohibited from engaging in acts which discriminate against or harass any University community member on the basis of age, color, gender, gender identity, disability status, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or weight.

Program Directors MUST comply with the ADP and should report any potential bias incidents to the Office of International Health and Safety and the Office of Institutional Equity.

The ADP applies to the entire education abroad program cycle, including advising, admission decisions, on-site programming, and post-program follow-up.

EA Research & Scholarship

EA Research & Scholarship

Section under development

Additional Resources

Additional Resources

Section under development.

MSU Resources

External Resources

External Resources

Diversity Abroad Network "Country Diversity Climate Notes"

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