In-country programs are usually intensive programs where an individual or a group travel overseas for a short period of time for study purposes, for example language and cultural immersion, with no exchange and with a specific fee arrangement.
First discussion should be undertaken with a potential partner institution and a decision made to proceed with the collaboration for the establishment of an in-country program with the partner institution.
The proposer is then required to complete the following forms (non-standard agreements need to be drafted by Legal Services):
The proposer then makes a recommendation to their faculty board for the establishment of the in-country program.
Once the proposal is endorsed by the faculty board, the dean signs off on a feasibility study and in-country program checklist.
The dean’s office then forwards the signed feasibility study and in-country program checklist and final draft of the articulation agreement (plus memo from Legal Services if non standard MOU) to the Director, International Centre.
The proposed agreement is endorsed by the Director, International Centre and if required, the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education). It is then forwarded by the International Centre to the Chair, Academic Board for approval.
Once approved by the Chair, Academic Board, the International Centre sends the proposed agreement for tabling on Part A of the next Academic Council agenda and informs relevant the faculty. The International Centre then establishes a TRIM file.
The International Centre prepares a final draft of the agreement document for signing.
The International Centre arranges signing by:
The original of the fully executed agreement is filed at the International Centre and details entered on the Centre's agreements database.
The International Centre will send a copy to the partner institution, TRIM and the relevant faculty as applicable.