Visiting Faculty

      

Visiting FacultyOur faculty-led program partners benefit from access to our professional staff, classroom facilities, student and faculty housing, organized study tours, extracurricular activities, emergency service, and more. We work with our partners to design flexible custom or semi-custom faculty-led programs and provide as much or as little hands-on assistance as required. Some faculty prefer to organize their own activities and courses for their students during their time abroad while others take advantage of standard FIE curricular offerings and extra- and co-curricular activities. FIE organizes social events for visiting faculty to meet other faculty members and FIE staff such as theater outings and dinners.

Visiting faculty members can be the most important component in the success of any study abroad program and in this regard, FIE actively supports visiting faculty in multiple ways.

 WHAT OUR CURRENT VISITING FACULTY SAY

DREXEL UNIVERSITY

"I want to express my thanks for all the help given and enthusiasm shown by everyone at FIE. I had the most successful session yet since I’ve been coming to London and my students have reported back with similar feelings and returning invigorated!"

- Mark Willie, Visiting Faculty, Associate Program Director, Graphic Design; Teaching Professor

 PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

FIE offers collaborative assistance every step of the way for visiting faculty or departments looking to build a faculty-led semester, quarter, or summer program abroad. Our expertise comes from 20 years of assisting universities and colleges in building successful faculty-led programs from the ground up. We consistently deliver high-quality programs and are always keen to tackle new interest areas. 

CASE STUDY: STEM IN LONDON

In response to a growing need for STEM courses and activities for study abroad, FIE has collaborated with multiple universities and faculty members to create programs with a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Though some may think study abroad is only for the literature, politics, and theater majors, London provides students from any background the opportunity for the rich exploration of STEM themes. 

Please see our STEM in London webpage for our STEM guide for visiting faculty and more information on how FIE can help you build a non-lab based STEM program in London.

 PROGRAM SUPPORT

While on the ground, you can expect the same level of service from FIE staff. Our expert teams are on hand to provide visiting faculty (and their students) excellent pastoral and operational care. Classroom space, dedicated student and faculty housing, and an extensive calendar of extra-curricular activities are some of the benefits our faculty-led programs enjoy. 

 KEY CONSIDERATIONS AND INITIAL FIRST STEPS

We believe in true partnership between our organization and our institutional partners. FIE will work with you to design flexible custom or semi-custom programs, and provide as much or as little assistance as needed. We can work with your faculty leaders to provide the right level of assistance and customization they need, and we also offer social and networking events for visiting faculty during their time with us.