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Proposing a Short-term Program


Research shows that short term experiences that engage students deeply in an intentional cross-cultural experience with structured reflection have the same long-term benefits as semester-long options.

Our Three-Week and Summer terms represent ideal times to engage students in site-specific experiential learning projects off-campus. When brainstorming in advance of making an actual proposal, remember that these experiences should be collaboratively taught, immersive, encouraging of self-motivated independent learning, with opportunities to understand issues and concepts in action.

Short-term programs require two program leaders; one of whom must be a full-time faculty member at Guilford College. An exception to this rule can be made for program leaders who are partnering with an affiliated organization that will provide in-country support and staffing. Such exceptions are made through the GOCI office in collaboration with the GOCI-C, and are  considered on a case by case basis that takes into consideration faculty expertise, experience, and network connections at the proposed abroad site. Faculty members should consult with the Director of GOCI at each stage of the process of developing a proposal.

Contact the GOCI office for the Short-term study off-campus proposal form.

For questions or more details contact the Director of the Office of Global and Off-Campus Initiatives at or  336-316-2125