Faculty Advisory Board
The Faculty Advisory Board works to ensure that Fordham’s study abroad office continues to meet the needs of our undergraduate students, faculty, and academic departments by strengthening our established study abroad programs and policies, and by helping to identify faculty needs as related to study abroad. Board members are encouraged to promote international study to the university community as well as participate in an exchange of ideas to advance the goals of the department and to further global learning outcomes at the University.
The 2017-2019 Faculty Advisory Board consists of faculty from the three traditional undergraduate colleges of the university, each representing different academic departments:
J. Alan Clark, Associate Professor of Biological Science
Jennifer S. Clark, Professor of Communication and Media Studies
Kathryn Heleniak, Professor of Art History and Music
Hanaa Fawzy, Assistant Dean of Global Initiatives and Partnerships - Gabelli School of Business
Katherin Marton, Professor of Finance and Economics
Lisa Lancia, Director of International Initiatives in the Office of the Provost (ex-officio)
Joseph Rienti, Director of International and Study Abroad Programs (ex-officio)
Grace Shen, Assistant Professor of History
Cynthia Vich, Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Literature
Short Term Faculty-led Program Proposals
Short term faculty-led program proposals are due June 1 for the following academic year.
Courses can be offered in the summer, or you can add an international component to your fall or spring course with travel during the winter inter-session, spring break, or following commencement in May.
Ideally, courses will be interdisciplinary, engaged in the site, and consistent with Fordham’s mission as a research university in the Jesuit tradition. The faculty instructor will organize co-curricular excursions and group academic activities.
We will ask faculty with approved proposals to have their department chair and their dean approve the course and attend a faculty development seminar in the summer. Transportation, accommodation, and a stipend will be provided.
You can propose a course in Havana, Cuba; London, England supported by our colleagues at the Fordham London Centre; Rome, Italy. Additionally, you can propose to chaperone our pre-health program in Cali, Colombia. If you have an idea for a course outside of the locations above please complete this proposal.
All faculty (and staff) participating in Fordham sponsored travel, must enroll in the Department of State's Smart Traveler Enrollment Program, and in Fordham's Travel Registry, found in the "Home" tab in the my.fordham.edu portal.
International Health Insurance
Fordham Faculty and Staff can purchase an affordable short-term international health insurance plan through GeoBlue's website. This is the same plan Fordham provides to our study abroad students. You can enroll online here or enter the Fordham group access code MFV-38920 when prompted to during the enrollment process.
Once you are enrolled in a plan with GeoBlue, you will receive an email with information regarding your health insurance card and your GeoBlue portal access and mobile phone app. Through the GeoBlue portal, you will be able to find a network of doctors who accept the GeoBlue plan worldwide, along with medical vocabulary translations, medication information and the ability to have GeoBlue pay a provider directly in place of filing a claim. For instructions on accessing your health insurance benefits, please review the Member Guide.
For a brief summary of the features and benefits of this plan, please review the policy brochure.
In an emergency, please contact Fordham's Office of Public Safety at 1-718-817-2222.