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 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.