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Study Abroad Faculty Led Programs

Faculty-led Programs 2017-2018


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!

*Information on this page is subject to change

Fall programs:

Buffs in Nicaragua
Exploring Latin America Art and Culture

 
May and summer programs will be announced in mid-September!
 

Buffs in Nicaragua

The Buffs in Nicaragua program gives you the opportunity to gain real-world practice in everyday situations and improve your Spanish skills while working on community projects. You will also participate in cultural activities and visit important Nicaraguan landmarks such us the boiling volcanic Mudpits of San Jacinto, Leon Viejo, and Granada city. This program is part of a Fall semester course.

Program Highlights:

  • Program location: Nicaragua
  • Course(s) offered: Intermediate Spanish - SPAN 2311
  • Estimated cost of program: $2,561
  • Program fee includes: airfare, accommodation, meals (three per day), required field trips, local transportation.
  • Program fee does not include: course tuition and fees, personal spending money, passport fees.
  • Program dates: November 18-25, 2017

For more information, please contact Susan Amos.

Beach in NicaraguaTres nicaraguan girls
 

Exploring Latin America Art and Culture

Arial view of Graz AustriaFuturistic Bridge in AustriaCity Center - Graz Austria

Explore and learn Latin American Art and Culture by visiting San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Students will stay at the Hacienda Santa Clara, where hundreds of pieces of art from Latin American artists such as Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, Fernando Botero are exhibited. The location of the Hacienda Santa Clara provides a mix of the rich indigenous and colonial heritage, religious sites and nature reserves that give important insight to not only Mexican culture but the broader dynamics of Latin American society. This program is part a Fall semester course.

Program Highlights: 

  • Program location: San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico
  • Course(s) offered: Latin American Culture and Civilization - SPAN 3314. 
  • Estimated cost of program: $2,580.
  • Program fee includes: airfare, accommodation, meals (three per day), required field trips, local transportation, international health insurance (required).
  • Program fee does not include: course tuition and fees, personal spending money, passport fees. 
  • Program dates:  December 30, 2017 - January 8, 2018

For more information, please contact Dr. Andy Reynolds.

 

A&M System Faculty-led Programs 

Students are encouraged to take advantage of faculty-led programs offered by other universities within the Texas 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 contact us if you are interested in specific programs offered by other universities within the Texas A&M System.