Putting Together a Travel Course Proposal
FMU Faculty are encouraged to create Travel Courses for students (and other faculty or staff) to participate in. You may organize the entire travel component yourself or through independent Program providers such as EF Tours (http://eftoours.com), though costs associated with such providers are frequently higher. See the list of "Non-FMU Programs" in the left-column index.
STEP 1 is to download the Travel Course Proposal Form or to request from Jon Tuttle, at 661-1521 or JTuttle@fmarion.edu. Before filling it out and returning to Dr. Tuttle, consider each of the following:
Dr. Tuttle will provide you with forms that all students/faculty staff must complete before participating. You will be responsible for collecting payments and seeing that travel arrangements are made.
Advertise your Travel Course and convene a Q&A meeting so potential participants can hear more. Collect names and contact information, and follow up with the requisite applications and insurance forms.
Select your participants and begin booking flights, hotels, and other activities.
Be sure to collect all waivers, medical insurance information, and emergency contact information from each participant. We generally hold Pre-Departure Sessions where missing documents are asked for. This would be a good time to go over the final schedule with the participants and make sure all fees have been paid.
And above all: have a great time. Travel courses are an excellent opportunity for all concerned!