Assistant Director, Education Abroad
Departmentally-Administered Faculty-Led Programs (DAFL)
Your department, college or school can design, market and manage your program with minimal support from Texas Global, as well as online resources and assistance implementing best practices to ensure student health and safety. Faculty that would like program design, marketing and management support may propose a program directly to Texas Global. If you would like to create a DAFL, find resources below to guide you through the process.
Initiate a DAFL Program
Meet with the Education Abroad Liaison
Meet with Erin Brown Achterhof, the education abroad liaison for departmental programs.
Discuss Course Options
Talk with your departmental advisors and course scheduler about which courses would be a good fit.
Get approval from your chair and dean.
For additional resources, view the Faculty Handbook.
Safety & Security
The International Oversight Committee requires all study abroad programs to comply with University of Texas at Austin safety and security procedures. Departmental programs should use the resources below to prepare for their term abroad.
- Complete the Safety Assessment for an International Group Experience (SAIGE) process at least three months prior to departure.
- Attend the annual Faculty Health & Safety Workshop. GRS organizes two workshops annually, one in November and one in April.
- Submit any updates to your travel safety plan at least 30 days prior to departure.
Resources on Canvas
In order to assist departments in creating and running education abroad programs, Texas Global has created an open Canvas course with resources for faculty and program coordinators. This Canvas course is updated often with new information and tools to assist you.
If you have any questions, please contact: