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IPD programs are a unique way for faculty and staff to gain insight into how study abroad programs operate, the challenges international students face when they come to the U.S., and new ways to infuse international content into existing courses or create new courses with an international focus. Programs regularly available include: 

Annual deadline: January 15th, via online application only. No emails or paper applications will be accepted. Apply now for the program you're interested in.

Faculty and staff members who teach and direct study abroad programs are priceless assets to Murray State. You can: 

  • Teach or Direct abroad for a short program or a semester

  • Join an existing program or create your own

  • Choose a current course you teach or create a new one

The Teach Abroad section of our site will help you find the right path to develop your course abroad and become part of the education abroad team.

Ready to apply now? Go to the online application and get started using the application "Faculty-Led Program Proposal" for the year you wish to teach. Keep in mind the deadline to teach abroad is typically 12-18 months prior to program departure, so plan early! 

Questions? Chat with the Director of Education Abroad to make your course a reality.

Faculty Study Abroad Ambassadors (FSAAs) ensure that our Murray State faculty community is aware of the study abroad opportunities available to our students as well as the opportunities for our faculty to teach and participate in professional development abroad. FSAAs have been invaluable in partnering with the Education Abroad Office to both educate students and departmental faculty and to create materials and programs. 


  • Serve as a point of contact for faculty who wish to teach abroad

  • Serve as a point of contact for students within their academic department

  • Know the Education Abroad resources available for students in their department

  • Serve as a conduit between the Education Abroad Office and the academic department for dissemination of deadlines, opportunities for teaching abroad, credit equivalencies for study abroad students, and curriculum integration for study abroad within the department

FSAA Current Membership Roster (must be signed into your MSU Google account to access)

The GEO is an award made to faculty and staff who seek to create new and innovative international education programming within or outside the MSU campus classroom. Awards are made when funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Application materials are available by contacting the the Director of Education Abroad.

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