Faculty-led Programs

Faculty-led study abroad programs are short-term programs that typically take place during the summer but have previously taken place over winter and spring breaks. Professors plan these trips with a wide range of educational focuses. From biology to music, gender studies to communication, and education to nursing, students from all majors find faculty-led programs that interest them. Students can even go on faculty-led programs unrelated to their major. The programs can last anywhere between two weeks to over a month and offer three to six credits. Sometimes students can choose whether or not they want to take the program for credit, which can also affect the cost of the program.


Costs of faculty-led programs can vary widely based on a number of factors such as length of trip, country of destination, and the inclusion of airfare and room and board. Previous faculty-led programs have cost anywhere from $1,500 to $5,260.

To find out more about costs associated with studying abroad, checkout Before You Go and Things to Consider.

Financial Aid

The Education Abroad Grant (EAG) is available to students going on faculty-led programs for credit. The EAG is based on financial need and awards $200 to $1,000.

Faculty-led programs that last more than four weeks are eligible for additional scholarships, such as the Gilman Scholarship and Fund for Education Abroad.

Student who earn a GPA of at least 3.75 are eligible for the Phi Kappa Phi Scholarship which awards $1,000 to 75 students across the nation.

2020 Faculty-Led Programs

Faculty-led programs for each summer are usually announced by mid-September. However, because of the COVID-19 pandemic all Summer 2020 faculty-led programs were cancelled. Information about Summer 2021 faculty-led programs will be available later in the 2020-21 academic year.