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. Since funds are limited, faculty should discuss potential visits with Dean Gallant prior to applying for funds.

We have pro­vided a Site Visit Report 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 Center for Global Education for reference by faculty and other interested parties.