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Study Abroad StudentsFaculty 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 2019-2022 Faculty Advisory Board consists of faculty from the undergraduate colleges of the university, each representing different academic departments:

Jennifer S. Clark, Professor of Communication and Media Studies

Kathryn Heleniak, Professor of Art History and Music

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)

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 with the location, 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. Generally, transportation, accommodation, and a stipend will be provided.

You can propose a summer course in London, England supported by our colleagues at the Fordham London Centre or you can add a short travel component to a course you teach in NY by completing this proposal.

Travel Registry

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 portal.

International Health Insurance

Fordham Faculty and Staff can purchase an affordable short-term international health insurance plan through This is the same plan Fordham provides to our study abroad students.

In an emergency, please contact Fordham's Office of Public Safety at 1-718-817-2222.