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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter 2024-2025 12/01/2023 12/01/2023 09/01/2023 12/01/2023
NOTE: Round 3 is open for highly selective set of courses.
If you wish propose a course outside the high priority set, then contact CCSA's Executive Director before proposing your course.
Program Description:

Propose a Catalog Course

winter students with towel
CCSA provides education abroad opportunities in English-speaking regions of the world for 
students and faculty at our 28 member institutions. Students from non-member institutions may also apply for CCSA programs and earn credit through CCSA’s host institution, Western Kentucky University.

CCSA seeks innovative faculty to teach the most internationally and academically appropriate courses expected by students, their parents and our member institutions.

Winter 2024-25:  Proposal Deadlines:

Term Type Open Date Due Date
Winter 24-25 Course Proposals - Highly Selective November 15 2023 December 1, 2023

Catalog = Away & Abroad

winter students green park
CCSA accepts course proposals twice a year in which the learning goals integrate the location into the syllabus. Faculty infuse the learning goals with the culture, history, or significance of the location from the point of view of each particular discipline.

The Winter catalog normally includes multiple courses that includes a 2-week on-site portion in these English-speaking locations:
  • London Winter (2-week)
  • London & Dublin (2-week)

Or you may propose a domestic location.  We call it Study Away.

Program groups depart the U.S. on December 26 and normally return on January 8.  (Jan 9 for Australia)

Highly Selective Courses with Priority Consideration:
  • Advertising & Promotion
  • Art / Art History
  • Architecture and Design
  • Communications
  • Creative Writing
  • Fashion & Design
  • Food Science
  • Hospitality Management & Tourism
  • Literature
  • Music
  • Religious Studies
  • Urban Planning

Course Structure

Course - Standard winter course normally offers three credit hours.  The on-site portion is embedded in a 4 to 8-week class in which the class in broken into three parts:  before, during, and after.  CCSA recommends a Multimodal Global Learning approach in which courses include:
  • ​a globally-enhanced course with online and on-site activities bolstered by faculty-guided and student-developed project-based learning,
  • local-to-global connections to real people in real time both at home and with location-based experts and peers in which students compare their home location with the course location framed by both their course discipline and cultural aspects,
  • access to content at home and away, virtually and in-person,
  • career development with a view of global opportunities, and
  • intense, focused onsite experiences to create that human connection.

Program  - CCSA's standard Catalog format in which multiple courses are taught alongside each other on the same itinerary and dates.

Class activities - Each course contains specific class activities to meet the syllabus and CCSA may offer group activities that can be incorporated into classes as well. 

Stipend -  CCSA is a consortia of institutions that agree to offer courses for credit through CCSA.   As such, faculty are teaching for their home institution and employment matters are handled through the home institution.  CCSA covers all your program-related expenses and this professional development opportunity is designed to support career advancement.  Beginning with Winter 23-24, CCSA will offer up to $1,000 stipend based on an enrollment formula.

A good CCSA proposal will at a minimum:

  • Have an exciting course title and description that appeals to students and relates the location to the academic experience,
  • Have well defined learning outcomes* that are specifically tied to the destination country and are appropriate for a study abroad environment, and
  • Embodies the ideology of experiential learning by utilizing field trips, site visits, lectures by local experts and self-directed student exploration.

*  Learning outcomes should answer this question... "At the end of this study abroad course, students will be able to... "  Here is a resource.


Faculty Advisory Group - This is the group of experienced CCSA leaders serving as advisors to faculty preparing proposals. 
Faculty Advisory Group.

Course Archive - CCSA maintains a growing archive of courses taught in past years. Explore the archive and determine if you’d prefer to teach one of these courses or develop a new course of your own.  
Course Archive

Past Itineraries are available upon request to give a picture of the program structure. For the catalog programs, course must fit into the standard model.


Next Steps

  1. Download & Review the following items:

  1. Contact your CCSA campus rep for any updates on home school process. The CCSA Campus Rep must sign-off on your proposal to be considered by CCSA.

  2. Download and follow the steps in the course proposal worksheet.

  3. Cut/Paste the finished content from the course proposal worksheet in the online application system.

  4. Click the APPLY NOW to start your personal application.

NOTE:  If you've completed a proposal for a recent proposal cycle, you will be given the option to copy your information over within the proposal system.  We recommend you log into your account BEFORE starting the worksheet, and select this copy function if there are no major changes to your planned course.  If there are major changes, such as location, program, course, then a new worksheet will be needed.

Mandatory Training/Preparation. Everyone selected to teach must participate in the CCSA program Prep & Training session.  There are two scheduled web-based sessions and one in-person session (generally in April for winter programs and October for summer programs). 


Read more about course proposal options on the CCSA Website.