Cal Poly Global Programs
Cal Poly Global Programs are international academic programs designed by one or more Cal Poly faculty members in collaboration with the Cal Poly International Center and a Service Provider.
Cal Poly Global Programs provide faculty with opportunities to share their international expertise with students, and to teach Cal Poly courses abroad. Programs vary in academic and learning objectives, location, duration, excursions and cultural activities, and cost. The Cal Poly International Center administers several multidisciplinary Campuswide Cal Poly Global Programs, and also works with faculty to develop new Custom Cal Poly Global Programs. All faculty must be approved by their department chair and college dean to participate.
Apply to Teach on a Campuswide Cal Poly Global Program
Campuswide programs in Australia, Spain, Thailand, and the United Kingdom are administered by the International Center every year. These are established, ongoing programs with proven track records and set structures. Cal Poly faculty may apply to teach on one of these programs.
Selection of faculty to teach on Campuswide Cal Poly Global Programs is determined by a committee comprised of International Center staff and selected faculty members with previous experience leading programs abroad. Once decisions have been made, they will be announced by the Director of the International Center.
|Cal Poly in Australia||Winter 2025||November 1, 2023|
|Cal Poly in Peru||Spring 2025||November 1, 2023|
|Cal Poly in Spain||Summer 2025||April 1, 2024|
|Cal Poly in Spain||Fall 2025||April 1, 2024|
|Cal Poly in Thailand||Summer 2025||April 1, 2024|
|Cal Poly in London||Summer 2025||April 1, 2024|
Apply to TEACH ON A CAMPUSWIDE GLOBAL PROGRAM
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Application to teach on a
Campuswide Global Program:
Propose a New or Renewing Custom Cal Poly Global Program
Twice per year, the International Center accepts proposals for new and renewing Custom Cal Poly Global Programs. The review process is competitive, and proposals are reviewed by the International Programs Committee and key members of IGEE. Decisions are made and announced by the Director of the International Center.
|Winter, Spring Break, and Spring 2025 Custom Programs||November 1, 2023|
|Summer and Fall 2025 Custom Programs||April 1, 2024|
|Winter, Spring Break, and Spring 2026 Custom Programs||November 1, 2024|
|Summer and Fall 2026 Custom Programs||April 1, 2025|
Before proposing a new Custom Cal Poly Global Program, faculty MUST arrange an initial meeting with the Global Programs staff at the International Center (contact Sara Otis at email@example.com). Please also read the CPGP Development Guide and check out the other Faculty Resources.
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Propose/RENEW A CUSTOM GLOBAL PROGRAM
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Proposal for new or renewing
Custom Global Programs:
Apply for a Travel Grant to Develop a New Custom Cal Poly Global Program
For the upcoming academic year, the Cal Poly International Center will accept modest grant requests to support international travel of faculty members for the purpose of developing new Cal Poly Global Programs. Grants of up to $3,000 can help fund visits to single sites or to multiple sites within one country or world region. Faculty members who hold appropriate credentials to teach Cal Poly courses and who are in their second or higher year on the faculty are eligible to apply; faculty must have the full support of their department chair and college dean.
|Grant Travel Period||Application Deadline|
|July 2024 - June 2025||April 1, 2024|
|July 2025 - June 2026||April 1, 2025|
Faculty are encouraged to consult the Global Programs staff at the International Center with any questions or to discuss their ideas for program development (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Apply for a GLOBAL PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT Travel Grant
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Application for a Global Program
Development Travel Grant:
Honors Abroad Experiences
Currently, enrollment in Cal Poly University Honors Program consists of approximately 400 students. Based on survey results, over two-thirds of incoming Honors students plan to study abroad while attending Cal Poly. Therefore, to address this demand and to serve its students, the Honors Program is collaborating with Cal Poly faculty members and the International Center to link Honors experiences with existing Global Programs. Interested in learning about opportunities to work with Honors students abroad? If so, please contact the University Honors Program at email@example.com. Limited professional development funds are available to support the design and implementation of Honors abroad experiences.