Barlow Endowment Site Visits

Bates sup­ports fac­ulty vis­its to study abroad pro­grams and uni­ver­si­ties used by our stu­dents. Fac­ulty travel to loca­tions where our stu­dents study to gain first hand knowl­edge of the pro­gram or uni­ver­sity and its setting.

In most cases, the funds sup­port participation on a “familiarization visit” organized by a study abroad program provider or a site visit by a faculty member who is already abroad for college or personal travel. To be most effective, the vis­its needs to  be under­taken when the pro­gram or uni­ver­sity is in ses­sion with Bates students enrolled. The funds are awarded throughout the year as opportunities for these visits often arise unexpectedly. The Off-Campus Study Com­mit­tee is respon­si­ble for allo­cat­ing the funds.  Since funds are limited, faculty should discuss potential visits with Dean Sawyer prior to applying for funds.

We have pro­vided a template for the writ­ten site visit report. The for­mat and cat­e­gories are sug­ges­tions and may not apply to all site visits.  Site-visit reports are retained in the Off-Campus Study Office for reference by faculty and other interested parties.