The International Services for Students (ISS) office is pleased to work with SFU faculty wishing to develop international and intercultural learning opportunities for students. 

The work involved in putting together a Field School is essentially a five step process that our office is delighted to help faculty members with. We are also pleased to offer advice even if your proposal doesn't meet the guidelines of a traditional international field school program.

Read all the links and make an appointment with the International Mobility Manager, and ISS Director. We will help you figure out the steps required to tackle this project successfully.  Even if your project does not look like a traditional international field school, we are happy to help you develop it as you move through the process enroute to final approval at the Senate Committee for International Activities (SCIA).

  This meeting should take place at least 18 months in advance of when you plan to offer the field school.

Write your Intent to Develop an International Field School and submit to ISS.  We will help you finesse the administrative side of the process as you move it through to SCIA.

Apply for the Field School Development Trip Funding monies and if successful, make your trip.

Write your Field School Proposal and present it at SCIA. We will review and advise throughout the writing process. We have plenty of experience to guide you through the budgeting, course/credit requirements and risk/liability management issues you will face. View the schedule of SCIA meetings & submission deadlines and documents.

  Your proposal should be submitted to SCIA at least one year in advance of your planned departure. 

Recruit your students and make the Field School experience a reality. Our assistance, promotions and marketing, pre-departure preparations, in-field support and help upon return will ease your administrative burden.

Field School Director's Manual

Please contact international_exchange@sfu.ca
after perusing the list and links. We look forward to helping you shape your goals and obtain SCIA approval to assist SFU students in 'Engaging with the World'.