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Study Abroad Faculty Led Programs

Faculty-led Programs 2015-2016


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.
 
*Information on this page is subject to change*

May intersession and Summer terms programs:

Peru: Community Engagement & Cross-cultural Learning
Go Global: Hong Kong
WT in Madrid: Spanish Language & Culture Institute
China: Politics & Culture
Engineering, Energy and Exploration in Austria
WTAMU Symphony Performance Tour
Literary London
From Athens to London: Contested Heritage & the Parthenon Marbles

 

 Peru: Community Engagement & Cross-cultural Learning

Students will be able to see and learn about past cultures through excursions to museums, cathedrals, and ancient ruins, while engaging in the community and volunteering in Cusco.  

Program Highlights:

  • Program location: Lima, Cusco and Machu Picchu, Peru
  • Course(s) offered: Group Counseling - COUN 6328, Multicultural Education - EDPD 6304, Language Development - EDPD 4378/5378, Cross Cultural Counseling - COUN 6330, Practicum & Internship in Counseling - COUN 6398/6399, ESL/Bilingual Methods - EDPD 4388/5388. 
  • Estimated cost of program: $3,700
  • Program fee includes: airfare, accommodation, meals (three per day), required field trips, local transportation, international health insurance.
  • Program fee does not include: tuition & fees, personal expenses, passport.
  • Program dates: June 13 - 22, 2016

For more information, contact Dr. Leigh Green, Dr. Beth Garcia or Dr. Yvette Castillo

Peruvian FamilyPrevious Go Global students at Machu Piccu

 

 Go-Global: Hong Kong 

Analyze Chinese culture and politics by visiting museums, markets & temples. Sit in on pre-K, kindergarten, and high school classes as well as have cultural exchange with local university students and learn how socio-political factors shape a culture and its people. 

Program Highlights:

  • Program location: Hong Kong
  • Course(s) offered: Contextualized Practice - SOCW 4370/5370, Special Topics - SOCI 3392
  • Estimated cost of program: $3,500
  • Program fee includes: airfare, accommodation, meals (two per day), required field trips, local transportation, international health insurance.
  • Program fee does not include: tuition and fees, personal expenses, passport fees.
  • Program dates: May 15-26, 2016

For more information, contact Holly Bellah or Dr. Billy Blodgett.

Traditional boats on a river in Hong KongHong Kong Skyline

 

 WT in Madrid: Spanish Language & Culture Institute

Immerse in the Spanish language and culture in the fascinating city of Madrid. Explore the city's vibrant culture that provides the perfect setting for language study and scholarly pursuits for students. Explore museums, take Spanish cooking classes, and participation in a language exchange with local university students are some of the activities offered.  

Program Highlights:

  • Program location: Madrid, Spain
  • Course(s) offered: Spanish for Beginners or Heritage Speakers - SPAN 2311/2313, Spanish for Business/for the Professions - SPAN 2371, Spanish Culture & Civilization - SPAN 3315.
  • Estimated cost of program: $2,600
  • Program fee includes: accommodation, meals (two per day), required field trips, ground transportation, international health insurance.
  • Program fee does not include: tuition and fees, airfare, personal spending money, passport fees.
  • Program dates: June 4 - July 3, 2016
  • Upcoming informational session:
    November 10th,  3:30 p.m.,  Classroom Center 316 

For more information, contact Dr. Oscar O. Santos - Sopena or Dr. Andrew Reynolds

Docked boats in Spain. Plaza de OrienteRoof tops in Spain

 

 China: Politics & Culture

Experience the politics, society and culture of a major world power. With a different social, artistic, economic, and political constitution, field experience in China will provide students with a chance to learn about an important culture. Please note that this program is a component of the spring semester courses listed below.

Program Highlights:

  • Program location: Beijing, Wuhan, Nanjing, and Shanghai,China
  • Course(s) offered: General Psychology -PSYC 2301, Asian Governments & Politics-POSC 4378, Principles of Emergency Management-CRIJ/EMA/POSC 4356, Introduction to Evolutionary Psychology-PSYC 4380/5380, Social & Cultural Foundations of Psychology-PSYC 6315, Emergency Management Directed Research-EMA 4350, Administrative Management-POSC/EMA 4352.
  • Estimated cost of program: $3,778
  • Program fee includes: airfare, accommodation, meals (three per day), required field trips, local transportation, international health insurance.
  • Program fee does not include: personal spending money, passport fees.
  • Program dates: May 16 - 26, 2015

For more information, contact Dr. Xiangyu Li or Dr. Anand B. Commissiong

Dragon paper lanternShanghai SkylineThe Great Wall of China

 

 Engineering, Energy and Exploration in Austria

With an amazing variety of universities with cutting edge energy programs and one of the best-preserved city centers in Central Europe. Graz, Austria is the perfect city to evaluate energy methods and usage in an unfamiliar country. While in Graz, students will not only establish an in-depth understanding of the performance of nanofluids in a heat exchanger but also gain a global perspective and appreciation towards a different culture. 

Program Highlights: 

  • Program location: Graz, Austria
  • Course(s) offered: Special Topics in Engineering - ENGR 2372 
  • Estimated cost of program: $3,411
  • 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:  May 22 - June 5, 2016

For more information, please contact Dr. Matt Jackson or Dr. Roy Issa.

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

 

 WTAMU Symphony Performance Tour

Fulfill your music major requirements while you're traveling in Prague, Vienna, and Austria. Three cities who's contributions to the canon of orchestral literature is highly significant. Students will have great opportunities for cultural exchange, visit culturally significant sight as well as perform for audiences in the Czech Republic, Austria, & Hungary.  This program is only for WTAMU Symphony students.

Program Highlights:

  • Program location: Prague, Czech Republic; Vienna, Austria; Budapest, Hungary
  • Estimated cost of program: $2,619
  • Program fee includes: airfare, accommodation, most meals, required field trips, local transportation, international health insurance.
  • Program fee does not include: course tuition and fess, personal spending money, passport fees.
  • Program dates: May 15 - 24, 2016

For more information, please contact Dr. Mark Bartley or Dr. Robert Hansen.

King Sejon estatue in South KoreaKorean guard

 

 Literary London

 

Experience the physical and cultural geography of London and deepen your understanding of the works of William Shakespeare, William Blake, John Keats, Charles Dickens, Virginia Woolf, and George Orwell. Please note that this program is part of the spring semester courses listed below.

Program Highlights:

  • Program location: London, United Kingdom
  • Course(s) offered: Special Topics -ENGL 4392, Cultural Seminar - ENGL 6350. 
  • Estimated cost of program: $3,500
  • Program fee includes: course tuition and fees, airport pickup, accommodation, field trips and entrance fees, international health insurance.
  • Program fee does not include:  airfare, personal spending money, individual transportation, passport fees.
  • Program dates: May 16 - 28, 2016.
  • Upcoming informational session:
    October 29th, 12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m., Classroom Center 316 

For more information, please contact Dr. Jeff Doty or Dr. Bonnie Roos.

Underground in LondonLondon Skyline

 
 
 

 From Athens to London:
 Contested Heritage & the Parthenon Marbles

 

Study first-hand issues of cultural heritage through a focus on the Parthenon Marbles. Explore the complex connections between contemporary Britain, contemporary Greece, and Ancient Greece while learning the crucial issues of cultural heritage. Please note that this program is part of the spring semester courses listed below.

Program Highlights:

  • Program location: Athens, Greece; London, United Kingdom
  • Course(s) offered: Comm in Greece - COMM/MCOM 4300, ARTS 3392, COMM 5300, ARTS 6395
  • Estimated cost of program: $4,273
  • Program fee includes: airfare, accommodation, meals (three per day), required field trips, local transportation, international health insurance.
  • Program fee does not include:  course tuition & fees, personal spending money, passport fees.
  • Program dates: May 16 - 28, 2016.
  • Upcoming informational session:
    October 28 at 12:12, JBK Maroon Room.

For more information, please contact Dr. Kristina Drumheller or Dr. Amy Von Lintel .

Athens GreeceHouse of Parliament in London

 
 

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.