The GEO program builds upon a course for which a short-term international component would enhance course content and offer students the opportunity to apply and test disciplinary knowledge. Faculty can work with the CCL to define an international experience, identify international partners, and prepare a minimum of four students for the travel. GEO programs are intended to be accessible for student participants. Towards this end, the Center subsidizes each trip up to $5,000 and provides financial aid for qualifying students for trip-related expenses. We recommend a nominal fee to student to be a maximum of $300 to ensure that the trip is accessible for all Rice University students. We also support GEO trips in securing additional departmental and/or institutional funding through a developmental approach to student proposal writing.