Study Abroad & Exchange

Faculty-Led Trips

Faculty-Led Trips (FLT) are non-credit bearing international trips.  Additional information regarding Faculty-led Trips can be found below. The deadline to submit a faculty-led Trip preliminary proposal is approximately sixty (60) days prior to departure.

Step 1: Prior to submitting a Program Proposal via TREK

1. Faculty proposing a faculty-led study abroad trip must review the following resources before submitting the proposal:

2. Confirm the support of your department chair and college dean.

Step 2: Submit program proposal via TREK for review by the Study Abroad Advisory Sub-Committee

  • Click “apply now” on the TREK Faculty-Led Trip Proposal website and sign-in/authenticate through the CSU, Chico portal. 
  • Complete the online TREK trip proposal documents including the following questionnaires for review by SAAC:
    • Faculty-Led General Information
    • Faculty-Led Health, Safety and Risk Management
    • Faculty-Led Student Roster and Emergency Contact Information
    • Faculty-Led Itinerary and Travel Logistics 

After the above questionnaires are complete, faculty should notify the SAE Coordinator who will notify the sub-committee that the proposal is ready for review.  

The Study Abroad Advisory Sub-Committee will review your trip proposal and will notify you once your Trip has been approved, or if further clarification is needed. The proposal and supporting documents will be sent to Provost for final review and approval. SAE Coordinator will inform faculty once the program receives official approval from the Provost. Note that official recruitment of students or travel planning should not occur until after the Trip has been reviewed and approved. 

Step 3: After Program Proposal Approval

Contact the Office of Risk Management or Office of International Education if you have questions. 

For credit-bearing programs, also known as Faculty-Led Programs (FLP)(opens in new window), the deadline to submit a faculty-led program preliminary proposal is approximately one academic year prior to departure. FLPs must be reviewed by the campus’ Study Abroad Advisory Committee and be approved by the department chair and college dean for the academic department offering the program, the Office of International Education, the campus Risk Manager, and the Dean of Professional & Continuing Education when offered as a self-support program.