Plan Your Immersion

USF Global Immersions (GI) is part of USF Global Initiatives, which comprises the Center for Global Education, ISSS and the Immersion office. The immersions office works closely with CGE to make the faculty-led programs happen. International Initiatives works closely with USF Deans, faculty and students, through workshops, information sessions, and individual advising, the immersion staff helps faculty clarify their goals, to identify opportunities in the U.S. & abroad that are right for them, and to build upon their experiences in meaningful and purposeful ways.

USF Global Immersions encourages faculty to consider teaching or leading short-term immersion programs and offers help and mentoring to faculty in creating new opportunities abroad that meet USF mission and student aims.

Why lead a short-term immersion program?

  • To connect USF students to the Jesuit Global Network and to other students around the world.
  • To broaden student understanding and interest in the world around them.
  • To broaden student interest in a particular field of study.
  • To engage in professional networking opportunities abroad.

The immersion planning process is divided in 4 stages: 

  1. Conception: faculty plan and meet with Global Immersions, School Deans and Assistant Vice-Provost to analyze the viability of the immersion.
  2. Planning: faculty, with the support of GI and Risk Management plan the itinerary and travel logistics and put together a budget, they also work on marketing and promotion. 
  3. Implementation and immersion: faculty plan and hold pre-immersion meetings and student advising. Attend risk management meetings and go on immersion,
  4. Assessment: submit immersion feedback form and travel expenses.