Program planning

If you are interested in running a study-abroad program, this Faculty Planning Guide is your primary reference tool. From conception of the program idea through the planning and execution of the program, the guide will walk you through each step of the process.

Fiscal resources

  • If you will be requesting a field advance, please be sure to familiarize yourself with the process.
  • The UW Travel Office provides several useful links related to foreign travel, including UW policies that you should review.


The U.S. State Department is an excellent resource as you prepare yourself and your students for travel.

Explore, experience, enrich, enjoy

Teaching abroad? Writing about your travels? UW Tacoma’s travel blog, Postcards, offers students and faculty who are studying or teaching abroad an opportunity to write about their travel experiences. Email to get started.

Preparing for emergencies

What would you do in an emergency? The following resources from the Spring 2011 Faculty Workshop 'Revolutions and Earthquakes' are available for your review. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.