Peralta Colleges

Office of International Education

For Faculty

Proposal_for_Establishing_a_Study_Abroad_Program must be submitted to the Office of International Education after it is approved by your Chair, Division Dean and Vice President of Instruction.

Please submit this proposal to the Office of International Education to Drew Gephart ( along with the following items:

  1. Tentative itinerary and budget
  2. 1 paragraph Bio of Instructor
  3. Course Description (100-200 words)
  4. Syllabus

Faculty Handbook

Please review for complete details for developing a study abroad program – Faculty Handbook for Developing and Leading Study Abroad Programs

Why should you lead a Study Abroad program?

  1. Improves student learning by integrating knowledge with real life experiences
  2. Creates a lasting learning experience for everyone
  3. Promotes the Colleges and their programs on a global level
  4. Students and faculty develop a greater appreciation for other cultures and become more globally aware

Click here to review our Study Abroad Administrative Procedure

Proposals should to be approved and submitted to the Office of International Education 1-year prior to trip in order to allow enough time for promotion and success for your trip!

Please review Current Travel Warnings when selecting your country –

Refund Policies

  1. Faculty leaders will work with the Office of International Education and/or third party providers to establish specific and clear refund policies to distribute to students.
  2. Initial deposits for study abroad programs may be non-refundable. Additional payments made after initial deposit will have separate refund policies listed on program brochure or study abroad website.
  3. Students will be required to sign the “Study Abroad Payment/Refund Terms and Conditions” document outlining all refund penalties These documents shall be submitted electronically to the Office of International Education by the faculty leader.
  4. For programs utilizing a 3rd party provider, students will need to abide by their refund policies.

REQUIRED Forms Needed from Students)

  1. Waiver Release/Assumption of Risks – Waiver-Release-AOR (2)

Travel Insurance (REQUIRED for Students)

Peralta Community College District has signed an agreement with iNEXT International Insurance to ensure the health and safety of our students going abroad. It is the student’s responsibility to go online, register and purchase the insurance using the unique link created for your program.

Promoting Your Program

  • Announcement Request Form
  • abroad101
  • Promote the program in own classroom.
  • Connect with various student groups on campus (student clubs, student government, student ambassadors).
  • Create flyers and brochures. Distribute them to counseling office, library and other available locations on campus.
  • Targeted classroom visits.
  • Attend campus and committee meetings to disseminate information.
  • Work with faculty, administration and staff from other colleges.
  • Be creative!

Need Help Designing Your Program?

Contact Drew Gephart, International Services Manager, for more details at