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 the Texas Global. If you would like to create a DAFL, find resources below to guide you through the process.

Initiate a DAFL Program

If you have a great idea for a summer, semester or maymester program abroad, we'd would love to work with you and help get you started.

  1. Meet with the study abroad liaison for departmental programs.
  2. Talk with your departmental advisors and course scheduler about which courses would be a good fit.
  3. Get approval from your chair and dean.

For additional direction, view the Faculty Handbook for Developing and Directing Education Abroad Programs

Safety and 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.

  1. Complete a Education Abroad Safety and Security Assessment (SAPSSA). Programs going to a UT Restricted Region should complete a Request Travel Authorization to Restricted Region.
  2. Submit an Emergency Response Plan (single destination) or Emergency Response Plan (multiple destination) one month prior to departure.
  3. Attend the annual Faculty Health & Safety Workshop. This workshop is held in November and April annually.

Resources in UTBox

In order to assist departments in creating and running study abroad programs, Texas Global has created a UTBox folder with resources for faculty and program coordinators. This UTBox is a working document, updated often with new information and tools to assist you.

Contact Us

If you have questions, contact Amy Exah, Assistant Director of Education Abroad.