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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 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: $2,380
  • 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.

Beach in NicaraguaTres nicaraguan girls

 

GoGlobal: Social Work in the DR

This program focuses in social welfare, policy and global health; you will gain new perspectives on the impact of policies in a global context while visiting some touristic attractions of the Dominican Republic.

Program Highlights:

  • Program location: Dominican Republic
  • Course(s) offered: Comparative Social Welfare - SOCW 4370/5370, Current Issues in Sociology and Social Policy - SOCI 3392
  • Estimated cost of program: $2,000 for undergraduate students, $1,750 for graduate students
  • Program fee includes: airfare, accommodation, meals (three per day), required field trips, local transportation, international health insurance.
  • Program fee does not include: tuition and fees, personal spending money
  • Program dates: May 17-29, 2015

For more information, please contact Dr. Melody Loya.

Students gardening in Dominican RepublicCapitolio in Dominican RepublicView of pool in hotel, Domincan Republic

 

Multidisciplinary and Educational Field Experience

Immerse in the Spanish language and culture and compare U.S. and Costa Rican educational policies; learn how a second language is taught and maintained, and topics related to bilingualism, immigration, children's issues.

Program Highlights:

  • Program location: Costa Rica
  • Course(s) offered: Bilingual Methods - EDPD 4363/5363, Language Development and Bilingual Language Development - EDPD 4378/5378, ESL Methods - EDPD 4388/5388, Multicultural Education - EDPD 5304, Service Learning in Educational Leadership - EDLD 6308
  • Estimated cost of program: $2,411
  • Program fee includes: airfare, accommodation, meals (three per day), required field trips, ground transportation, international health insurance.
  • Program fee does not include: tuition and fees, personal spending money.
  • Program dates: May 17-30, 2015

For more information, please contact Dr. Elsa Diego-Medrano.

Group of students in Costa Rican jungleView of vulcano in Costa Rica

 

Engineering for Education

Gain real hands-on experience and put your engineering knowledge into practice. You will have the opportunity to conduct evaluations of the land, rivers, jungles and other natural resources and even participate in the construction of a school building.

Program Highlights:

  • Program location: Honduras
  • Course(s) offered: Problems in Engineering - ENGR 2375
  • Estimated cost of program: $1,850
  • 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.
  • Program dates: May 16-23, 2015

For more information, please contact Dr. Emily Hunt.

View of mountains in HondurasStreet view in Honduras

 

A Scandinavian Perspective on Design, Information and Industry

This program will give you the opportunity to compare and contrast the Scandinavia culture, business, and attitudes concerning design, 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: 

  • Program location: Denmark, Norway, Sweden
  • 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, local transportation, international helath insurance (required).
  • Program fee does not include: course tuition and fees, personal spending money.
  • Program dates: May 17-30, 2015
Upcoming info sessions:
October 30, 12:15, CC221 

For more information, please contact Dr. Jeff Babb.

Houses and boats in CopenhagenGroup of students in Denmark

 

Travel Writing

Throught this travel writing journey, you 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.
* This program is part of a Spring semester course.

Program Highlights:

  • Program location: South Korea
  • 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, local transportation, international health insurance.
  • Program fee does not include: personal spending money.
  • Program dates: May 17-31, 2015
Upcoming info-session:
October 2, 12:20, FAC Room 268

For more information, please contact Kim Bruce or Butler Cain.

King Sejon estatue in South KoreaKorean guardPond in South Korea

 

Ireland: Literature and Culture

 

As part of your Honors Seminar, you will have the opportunity to travel to Ireland and visit cultural and historical places including: Abbey Theatre, National Museum of Modern Art, Irish Museum of Natural History, Dublin Castle, National Archaeology Museum and much more! This program is only open for students in the Honors Program.

Program Highlights:

  • Program location: Ireland
  • Course(s) offered: Honors Seminar - HNRS 2373/3373
  • Estimated cost of program: $2,085
  • 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.
  • Program dates: May 18-30, 2015.

For more information, please contact Dr. Pam Lockwood.

Castle in IrelandDublin downtown sign

 

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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