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Faculty Resources

The Office of International Programs offers resources for Washburn Faculty & Staff

If you are wanting to create a Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program, need assistance in working with WU International Students, applying to the International Travel Fund, or exploring our semi-annual Accent Newsletter see below. We appreciate your support of the international community, and fostering an international perspective.

Faculty-Led Study Abroad

The Office of International Programs (OIP) welcomes Washburn's faculty to develop and lead study abroad programs. If you would like to learn more about taking your classroom global please contact us at

The Faculty-led Study Abroad Program Development Guide contains a suggested seven-month guideline for developing a program.

The Faculty-led Study Abroad Program Proposal Packet is required for all new and repeat programs. Below is a link to download the fillable proposal documents. Submit a completed proposal packet to the OIP which is located in the International House. Program reviews begin on July 1st for the upcoming academic year.  It is important to submit your proposals as early as possible as a limited amount of scholarship funds are available.



Study Abroad Faculty Workshops

NEW - "International Opportunities for Faculty" - Are you interested in bringing the world to your classroom?  This workshop will highlight international resources available to WU Faculty such as an International Sweet Sabbatical, Magellan Faculty Exchange, and funding available for scholarly /creative presentations and uncompensated teaching through the International Travel Fund.  Faculty will share how they incorporate their international experience into curriculum development and International Programs Staff will share the process of applying and navigating the logistics on and off campus.

  • Wednesday, November 1\5th, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Cottonwood Room, Memorial Union.
  • Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Cottonwood Room, Memorial Union.

For more information or to RSVP, please email 

"Program Development" - Are you interested in developing a faculty-led program, but not sure how to get started?  Then this workshop is for you!  Bring your ideas and questions.  A copy of the Study Abroad Program Development Guide and Program Proposal will be provided, along with additional instructions for completing the proposal process. First time program leaders and assistants are encouraged to attend. 

Please choose from one of the following dates:

  • Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Cottonwood Room, Memorial Union.
  • Wednesday, February 7th, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Cottonwood Room, Memorial Union.

For more information or to RSVP, please email 

"Health, Safety and Policies" - Are you leading a group of students abroad?  Then, mark your calendars to attend one of the dates below for the Study Abroad Faculty Leader Workshop, and start working with the Office of International Programs at your earliest convenience. All faculty leaders and assistants are required to attend a workshop prior to the program's departure. Attendance is required only once, but yearly attendance is encouraged as policies and procedures change over time.

Please choose from one of the following dates: 

  • Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Cottonwood Room, Memorial Union.

For more information or to RSVP, please email

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Resources for Working with International Students

Phi Beta Delta - Honor Society for International Scholars

Phi Beta Delta is the first honor society dedicated to recognizing scholarly, advocacy, and services achievements in international education. Phi Beta Delta was founded at California State University, Long Beach in 1986. As of December of 2018, nearly 200 chapters have been chartered. Washburn's chapter, Beta Phi, was initiated in 1993. It includes the following active members as of 2019.

Miguel Gonzalez-Abellas (President)

Tracy Routsong (Past President)

Shiao-li Ding (Secretary)

Sangyoub Park (Treasurer)

Baili Zhang (Campus Coordinator)

Deborah Altus

Bobbie Anderson

Jennifer Ball

Bob Boncella

Shirley Dinkel

Linda Elrod

Liviu Florea

Zach Frank

Ross Friesen

Alex Glashausser

Kimberly Harrison

Cynthia Hornberger

Patricia Judd

Norma Juma

Tonya Kowalski

Kelly McClendon

Judy McConnell-Farmer

Lori McMillan

Linsey Moddelmog

Tom Prasch

Maria Raicheva-Stover

Bill Rich

Bassima Schbley

Azyz Sharafy

Mary Sheldon

Jim Smith

Russ Smith

Sarah Springsteen

Frédéric G Sourgens

Heidi Staerkel

Georgina Tenny

Courtney Sullivan

Wenying Sun

Ye Wang

Kayla Waters

Amy Westbrook


GET IN TOUCH WITH International Programs

Office of International Programs
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621

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