Getting Started

The Education Abroad Review Committee (EARC), in combination with the Office of Education Abroad, is here to assist faculty interested in leading a PCC faculty-led study abroad program.  Below is a list of steps, requirements, Cologne, Germanyand timelines to help you navigate through the first phase of the faculty-led process.


  • Choose a for-credit course you are employed to teach at PCC.  This course should be a good fit for study abroad.
  • Teach some or all of the course outside the United States in one of the many locations supported by PCC’s approved and vetted study abroad providers
  • Be full-time or part-time faculty
  • Have taught at least 3 terms at PCC before proposing a program
  • Attend Education Abroad 101 for Faculty

First Four Steps

  1. Attend an Ed Abroad 101 for Faculty!
    • This is an essential first step in finding out how the process and timeline work, and if this is right for you! There will be an Ed Abroad 101 For Faculty offered every term.
  2. Meet with an Ed Abroad Faculty Mentor

  3. Work with The Education Abroad Office on logistics and on-site needs.

    • Education Abroad Office will work with you on logistic details of program design and in-country support.
    • And work with you and the Study Abroad Program Provider to align co-curricular activities with course outcomes.
  4. Prepare and submit initial proposal
    • After completing the first three steps and reviewing the resources below, you are ready to begin your Initial Proposal. Move to the next phase of the faculty-led process, which includes instructions on submitting your proposal.
    • The next proposal cycle is for programs running Summer 2025. The deadline for the initial proposal has been extended to Monday, January 22, 2024.


Education Abroad 101

Register and learn more about this required workshop for faculty.

Faculty-Led Development Timeline

Questions about the program timeline? View the Faculty-Led Development Timeline for 2025 Program Development.