Education Abroad Committee


The Education Abroad Committee (EAC) is responsible for reviewing and promoting quality learning abroad programs through consultation, review, evaluation, and advocacy. The Committee works collaboratively with academic colleges and departments to fulfill these responsibilities.

Role and Scope

The Committee is charged by the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost with the review of student learning abroad experiences, which include:

  • all ISU-sponsored faculty-led group learning abroad programs for which students earn ISU credit;
  • all other faculty-led group programs for which students earn transfer credit and for which ISU has major responsibility and/or liability;
  • any non-credit group travel proposals where ISU assumes liability for the students, e.g., through funding support, faculty support or involvement, or student travel in the name of ISU, for instance with a student organization or club;
  • any other learning abroad proposals as requested by the colleges.

Student group travel for competitions or training events coordinated by the ISU department of Intercollegiate Athletics are not reviewed by the EAC. Travel for these programs are handled directly through the Office of Risk Management.

The Committee's goal is to ensure the academic integrity of programs as well as the safety of students, faculty, and staff. To further this goal, Committee members may assist colleagues in the preparation of program proposals. 

Each academic college is expected to review and approve the academic components of their programs prior to submission of proposals to the Committee. College-level approval of the proposed program must be documented in the proposal. 

The Committee is also charged with the regular review and evaluation of existing policies governing administration of education abroad programs. Recommendations for changes to existing policies and development of new policies are made by the Senior Vice President and Provost's Council on International Programs (CIP)


The Committee includes representation from each academic college and from relevant university-level units.


  • One representative from each academic college, appointed by their respective Dean. College representatives shall be appointed for a three-year term with the possibility of reappointment.


  • Director of the Study Abroad Center (or designee)
  • A representative from the ISU Office of Risk Management

Ex-officio and Non-voting:

  • A representative from Procurement Services
  • A representative from National Student Exchange

The Associate Provost for Academic Programs appoints a Committee Chair from among the college associate deans who have international academic program responsibilities. The annual appointment is made prior to the start of the academic year. The chair appointment is renewable at the discretion of the Associate Provost for Academic Programs.