SHEEO Query RE State Study-Abroad Program Guidelines

April 2016

Query:

Dear SHEEO Academic Officers:
Your colleague in Virginia sends this query:

The Virginia General Assembly passed a bill this year requiring SCHEV "to develop guidelines for study abroad programs."  I'm interested in learning whether any other states have a similar state-level requirement and if so, what those guidelines/policies are like.

Link and bill text are here:
https://www.billtrack50.com/BillDetail/676022

23-9.2:19. Study abroad programs; reporting requirements.
A. As used in this section, "study abroad program" means a program sponsored, offered, or approved for credit by an institution of higher education in which program participants travel outside the United States in connection with an educational experience.
B. The Council shall develop guidelines for study abroad programs.

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