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Study Abroad Faculty Led Programs

Faculty-led Programs 2016-2017


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*

May intersession and Summer terms programs:

Exploring Central America: Costa Rica & Nicaragua
Go Global: Hong Kong -Applied Research Methods
Cultural Impact Through the Media of C.S. Lewis & The Beatles 

Steinway's German Heritage
TAMU System Colleges of Education Las Clavellinas Educational Collaborative
College of Business Study Abroad to Germany, Switzerland, & Austria

 

 Exploring Central America: Costa Rica & Nicaragua

Nicaragua over state buildingVolcano in Costa RicaTravel abroad with the College of Education and Social Sciences to Costa Rica and Nicaragua. There, students will work with the local community and  experience first-hand, the impact of social policies on different populations and families from several standpoints.     

Program Highlights:

  • Program location: San Jose, Costa Rica & Managua, Nicaragua
  • Course(s) offered: . Go Global: Comparative Social Policy - SOCW 4370/5370, Current Issues in Sociology & Social Policy - SOCI 3392. 
  • Estimated cost of program: $3,094
  • Program fee includes: airfare, accommodation, meals (two per day), required field trips, local transportation, international health insurance.
  • Program fee does not include: tuition & fees, personal expenses, passport.
  • Program dates: May 14 - May 27, 2017

For more information, contact Kimberli Phillips or Amy Hord

 

 Go-Global: Hong Kong - Applied Research Methods

Traditional boats on a river in Hong KongHong Kong Skyline

Travel abroad with the College of Education and Social Sciences to Hong Kong where students and professionals will apply their critical thinking skills during this research-based program. Students will also get to interact with locals and learn about Chinese culture and language.

Program Highlights:

  • Program location: Hong Kong
  • Course(s) offered: Go Global: Hong Kong - Applied Research Methods - SOCW 4370/5370, Current Issues in Education - EDPD 6092, Language Development - EDPD 4378/6378, ESL Methods - EDPD 4388/6388, Service Learning - EDPD 6308 
  • 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 14 - May 25, 2017

For more information, contact Holly Bellah or Dr. Beth Garcia.

 

 Cultural Impact Through the Media of C.S. Lewis & The Beatles

Liverpool SkylineLondon SkylineOxford

Explore the significant influence of the British on our culture in the early 60's. Two of the greatest British influences were C.S. Lewis and The Beatles. Students will visit Oxford University where professor Lewis taught, as well as explore Liverpool, the city where The Beatles got their start.    

Program Highlights:

  • Program location: Oxford, Liverpool & London, UK
  • Course(s) offered:  Study Abroad - COMM/MCOMM 4300/5300, Special Topics - HIST 4392/5392.
  • Estimated cost of program: $4,502
  • 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: July 16 - July 23, 2017

For more information, contact Mr. Randy Ray or Dr. Marty Kuhlman

 

 Steinway's German Heritage

Austrian SkylineGerman Skyline

Explore the German origins of Steinway and Sons pianos and the musical influence of the 19th and 20th century German and Austrian composers who influences the development of the modern piano and who composed for it. Focus on works composed for solo piano and how the new piano inspired the growth of the German Lied.

Program Highlights: 

  • Program location: Germany, Austria
  • Course(s) offered: Piano Literature - MUSI 4252/4253, Song Literature - MUSI 4212/5212, Special Topics - MUSI 4095/6092 
  • Estimated cost of program: $3,422
  • 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 24 - June 7, 2017

For more information, please contact Dr. Robert Hansen or Dr. Denise Parr-Scanlin.            

 

 

 TAMU System Colleges of Education Las Clavellinas Educational Collaborative

Arial view of San Miguel de AllendeHacienda Santa ClaraStreet View of San Miguel de Allende

This collaborative will provide students with opportunities to participate in service leadership and meaningful research in a rural community situated in central Mexico near the city of San Miguel de Allende, GTO, Mexico. 

Program Highlights: 

  • Program location: Hacienda Santa Clara, Las Cavellinas & San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico
  • Course(s) offered: Educational Psychology - EPSY 3341, Service Learning - EDLD 6308, Multicultural Education - EDPD 6304, International Studies - EDPD 6385, Writer's Workshop - EDPD 6615, Integrated ELA & Social Studies - EDEL 4372, Bilingual Methods - EDPD 4363/5363. 
  • Estimated cost of program: $2,000 (Subject to change)
  • 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:  TBA

For more information, please contact Dr. Eddie Henderson.

 

College of Business Study Abroad to Germany, Switzerland & Austria

View of FrankfurtQuadriga Siegestor Munich GermanyOld Town Salzburg

Students of the College of Business will experience the different economic systems of the European Union and Switzerland. Here, students will be witness as to how the application of the theoretical differences manifests itself in different countries. Highlights will be the major  finance and manufacturing centers in Germany, global banking in Switzerland and the commerce sparked by the salt mines in Austria.    

Program Highlights: 

  • Program location: Frankfurt, Germany. Munich, Germany.  Zurich, Switzerland. Salzburg, Austria.
  • Course(s) offered: Comparative Economic Systems - ECON 5321/4321. 
  • Estimated cost of program: $3,637
  • 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 16, 2017 - May 28, 2017

For more information, please contact Dr. Anne Macy or Dr. Robert King.

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.