Center for International Education

Proposing to Teach a BIST

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Proposing a Berea International Summer Term (BIST) course

The timeline for proposing summer international courses for 2017 follows. The timeline should help facilitate such work as getting passports and visas, scheduling appropriate inoculations, and processing student loan and grant applications.



Fall Term 2015: Prior to creating a proposal, faculty interested in proposing an international summer course should discuss the possibility with his/her Program Chair and his/her Division Chair.

January 15, 2016: Faculty who want to propose an international summer course submit to the Academic Vice President’s Office:

  1. A completed Summer International Course Proposal Form (see attached)
  2. A tentative budget (airfare, food, lodging, fees, books, other), and
  3. A draft itinerary.

January 29, 2016:  Deadline for Division Chairs to submit their Division’s international summer course proposals to the Academic Vice President’s Office.

March 1, 2016: Academic Vice President’s Office, in consultation with the Center for International Education, reviews proposals. Faculty are notified of provisional approval.

March 18, 2016: Approved courses submit full budget to the Center for International Education, for review and final approval by the Academic Vice President’s Office.

April 15, 2016: Have General Education requirements and academic program / cross-listings designations completed.

October 1, 2016: Final budget confirmed by BIST instructors and approved by the CIE and the Academic Vice President’s Office. Please note that this is a tight schedule and so it will be difficult to consider late proposals.

For More Information

Please contact Dr. Richard Cahill, Director of International Education; Associate Professor of History, at or (859) 985-3453 for more general information.