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Faculty-led Programs 2014-2015


Faculty-led programs are courses instructed by WT professors that include a short-term course –related program abroad. These programs are normally developed by the faculty member for a specific major, and academic credit is given only for the courses to be instructed abroad.
 
While in this type of program you won’t be able to choose the location (because the faculty chooses it for you), it is a great choice if you are looking for a short-term experience (normally 2 to 4 weeks); these programs are also convenient if you have never been abroad and do not want to travel by yourself, since you have the opportunity to travel with the faculty members and a group of WT students.
 
To apply to any of these programs, please go to the Applicants page. You can also contact the Office of Study Abroad or the program leaders if you have questions!
 

Buffs in Nicaragua

The Buffs in Nicaragua 2014 program allows Spanish-language students the opportunity to gain real-world practice in everyday situations. Students will participate in a variety of activities and a service learning project to leave a positive footprint in the community. Other activities included in this program are: city tour and ziplining at Laguna Tiscapa, tour to the boiling volcanic Mudpits of San Jacinto, "Las Isletas", Leon Viejo, and Granada city.

Program Highlights:

  • Course(s) offered: Intermediate Spanish - SPAN 2311
  • Estimated cost of program: $2,380
  • Program fee includes: airfare, accommodation, meals (three per day), required field trips, local transportation.
  • Program fee does not include: international health insurance (required), personal spending money.
  • Program dates: November 22-30, 2014

For more information, please contact Susan Amos or Connie McKee.


 

A Scandinavian Perspective on Design, Information and Industry

This program will give students the opportunity to compare and contrast the Scandinavia culture, business, and attitudes concerning desing, entrepreneurship and innovation, to those in the United States. Visit international and local companies such as: Microsoft Development Center, Volvo Headquarters, University of Oslo, Norwegian Airlines Headquarters, Malmo Inc., Best Brains, IKEA Headquarters, among others.

Program Highlights: 

  • Course(s) offered: Industrial Organization and Regulation - ECON 4301/5301, Cross-cultural Issues in Business Communication - BUSI 4333
  • Estimated cost of program: $3,675
  • Program fee includes: airfare, accommodation, meals (three per day), required field trips, ground transportation, international helath insurance (required).
  • Program fee does not include: course tuition and fees, personal spending money.
  • Program dates: May 17-30, 2015

For more information, please contact Dr. Jeff Babb.

 

Travel Writing

Throught this travel writing journey, students will experience professional career development in a global market, explore UNESCO World Heritage sites and significant Korean landmarks, and the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea.

Program Highlights:

  • Course(s) offered: Travel writing - COMM 4300/5300, MCOM 4300/5300
  • Estimated cost of program: $3,827
  • Program fee includes: airfare, accommodation, meals (three per day), requried field trips, ground transportation, international health insurance.
  • Program fee does not include: personal spending money.
  • Program dates: May 17-31, 2015
For more information, please contact Kim Bruce or Butler Cain.

 

A&M System Faculty-led Programs 

Students are encouraged to take advantage of faculty-led programs offered by other universities within the A&M system.  Students wishing to participate in these programs must pay the tuition and fees of the host university, but are still applicable for financial aid and scholarships from WTAMU.  Please visit the A&M System Faculty-led Programs page to find out where you can study abroad on a faculty-led program.

 

 

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