Florida Atlantic University has several dozen active international agreements with universities and educational institutions around the world. Agreements create access for FAU students and faculty to study, conduct research, or teach in other countries. Agreements also allow students of our partners to take classes at FAU or (in special circumstances) to enroll for degree seeking purposes. Other agreements provide for the exchange of services and technical training opportunities. In sum, many different types of projects can be included in international agreements to meet the parties’ unique needs and interests.
The Center for Global Engagement in conjunction with Education Abroad assists FAU colleges and faculty in the design, creation, execution, and implementation of international agreements. All agreements must advance a strategic academic goal of the sponsoring FAU college, and be determined to be of value to FAU. All agreements must adhere to FAU policies in regard to academic credit, international and on-campus study, agreement financing, and the periodic balancing of exchanged activities.
Agreements must be created with the assistance and approval of all relevant FAU college deans, the Center for Global Engagement, FAU Legal Affairs, and the Provost Office. Agreements can only be signed by the President or a member of the Board of Trustees, along with the college dean if college funds are being pledged to support activities specified in the agreement. Once executed the relevant college(s) sponsoring the agreement will coordinate all academic aspects of the agreement, and Education Abroad will coordinate administrative aspects o exchange agreements including allocation of any available and applicable tuition waivers and the periodic balancing of exchange activity.
For more information on creating an agreement, please first contact Madison McShane, Director of Education Abroad.