SUU's Cultural Immersion Programs provide 5-7 days of cultural experiences abroad for SUU students. The programs, open to all SUU students, are subsidized by the Office of International Affairs and are designed to give study abroad experiences to students who might not otherwise have the financial means and/or time to participate. These programs are non-credit bearing. A Cultural Immersion Program may cost AT MOST $1,500 per student, including airfare, lodging, on-site travel and activities, and Program Director expenses. As these trips were created to be as affordable for students as possible, and since Program Directors are not expected to teach courses while abroad, there is no associated Program Director Instructor Fee.
The Advisory Board for Learning Abroad (ABLA) will evaluate the proposal and, taking into account the funds available for Cultural Immersion Programs, will recommend a subsidy amount for each of the Cultural Immersion Programs proposed for the academic year. In the event that SUU faculty and staff propose more Cultural Immersion Programs than the Office of International Affairs can subsidize, the ABLA will determine which Cultural Immersion Programs will be selected to run. Programs that are not selected, but are still deemed viable and beneficial for students, will be given priority the following year upon resubmission of the proposal.