Millersville Abroad Programs

The Office of International Programs and Services (IPS) welcomes faculty and staff who are interested in designing and implementing MAPS: Millersville Abroad Programs! Those who have done so commonly state that it is an amazingly rewarding experience and that they enjoy working with students outside of the typical classroom environment. IPS strives to support faculty and staff in their Program Leader roles to prepare for a successful trip.

Read the International Travel Policy for more information. 
Read the MAPS Program Leader Guide for financial management information.

Getting Started

Whether you have a detailed program in mind or still in the beginning stages, review the MAPS Program Proposal, MAPS Program Design Options, and Responsibilities and Expectations in the sections below. IPS prefers to meet with faculty as soon as possible to start the process to ensure there is enough time to prepare a successful program. Completing a MAPS Proposal can take some Program Leaders (PL) a few hours and others a few months to complete as it depends upon a variety of factors such as if you are planning it yourself, with another colleague, or working with a vendor. 


MAPS Proposal Deadlines:
The following MAPS proposal deadlines are determined to help ensure enough time can be committed to review and approve proposals, and to allow sufficient time for the marketing and recruitment of participants. PLs are encouraged to submit their proposals in advance of the deadlines to allow additional recruitment time to ensure the program has the number of deposited participants to run.

Program Term Proposal Deadlines Suggested Application Deadlines for Participants
Summer September 20th February 20th
Fall February 20th April 20th
Winter May 20th September 20th
Spring May 20th September 20th