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Faculty-Led International Immersion Experiences (FLIIE) Information for Faculty/Staff

This program is made possible by a Blugold Commitment Grant funded for 2013-2016. The goal of the program is to encourage and support faculty-led international immersion experiences for undergraduate UW-Eau Claire students by providing funds to defray student costs and, thus, increase possibilities and opportunities for participation. Programs may focus on issues, themes or locations with geographical, cultural or historical significance, current events or issues of importance to the people of the places traveled.

The FLIIE application cycle for Fiscal Year 2015-2016 is now open!  All interested candidates must thoroughly read the FLIIE Request for Proposals Document for program requirements and funding details, complete the Application Narrative Word Document, and submit the application through BP Logix under Academic Affairs. All application materials and links for FY 2015-2016 are found below.

Application Materials
*FLIIE Request for Proposals (includes all program requirements and instructions)
*FLIIE Application Narrative (to be uploaded as an attachment to the e-form)
*FLIIE E-form Application (link to BP Logix e-form)

Additional Documents
*FLIIE Budget Example 
*FLIIE Requirements 

The deadline for proposals is January 26, 2015, to your Department Chair, Program Director, or Supervisor and January 30, 2015, to Academic Affairs.  Proposals will be reviewed by a committee of UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff with expertise or experience in learning abroad and international education. The total number of programs funded depends on the number of applicants and quality of proposals.  It is anticipated that 8-10 experiences serving 90-120 students will be funded.  Academic Affairs will confirm awards by February 27, 2015.

The FLIIE program is open to current UW-Eau Claire faculty and academic staff with 0.50 FTE or greater appointments.  New applicants are highly encouraged, but must demonstrate sufficient knowledge of the country and culture, and feasibility of the program.  Repeat applicants must demonstrate past program achievements, such as student learning, met program goals and learning outcomes, and impact on the UW-Eau Claire community.  The receipt of funding one year does not guarantee funding in future years.  Interested faculty and academic staff are encouraged to apply for other Blugold Commitment-funded immersion programs; however, each program proposal should be unique and date and time conflicts across the programs must be avoided.

For additional information or questions:

Shanti Freitas, Intercultural Immersion Coordinator
Phone: 715-836-6037