A class of Oxy students abroad look at surrounding architecture

Teaching abroad can be an exciting and rewarding experience, unmatched in the campus classroom. Please begin planning two years in advance.

Please review the College Policy and Proposal.

Read the Site Visit Guidelines. Learn more about Duty of Care.


Academic Year 1 – Proposal Exploration & Development

  • Spring: Consult with IPO, department chair, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs.
  • Summer: Develop full proposal and attend series of 3 collaborative proposal development workshops offered in-person and/or remotely June and July.

Academic Year 2 – Proposal Due

  • October 15: Proposal due to IPO/IPC for implementation in the subsequent academic year (Academic Year 3). Full proposal includes: itinerary, budget, contracts with Occidental’s program partners such as IES, CIEE, or other appropriate organization.
  • November: Selected candidates work with Chair to include in Year 3 course grid; IPO includes in College Budget Process for Year 3.

Academic Year 3 – Course Implementation

Current Courses

  • China (Contemporary History) - Spring '25+summer travel

Past Courses

Professor Eric Frank has also provided relevant sample application pieces.

Learn more about courses abroad!

Submit your proposal

Contact International Programs
McKinnon Center for Global Affairs, Johnson 102