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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!

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, 2016

For more information, please contact Susan Amos.

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Looking for a May or Summer faculty-led program?

Information is not available yet, but don't worry! Just check again in mid-September to see what we will be offering during the May and Summer sessions!


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.