Faculty-led programs are offered by TU professors where learning is facilitated through faculty’s expertise and connections in a global context. Faculty utilize the international location to augment student’s learning and guide the academic component in the context of local culture and site-enhanced activities. Faculty-led programs are designed for the student who desires to study abroad within a TU environment of professors and peers. Often times students who participate in a faculty-led program return to campus with a desire to study abroad on a more independent program and/or becoming more intentionally engaged with Tulsa’s local international community and/or global issues.
There are three types of faculty-led programs: Summer Programs, Fall and Spring Break Programs, and Fall and Spring Extension Programs.
Semester Break Program
Semester break programs occur over TU’s spring or fall breaks (typically a week-long to 10-day program). Faculty offering semester break programs do so in conjunction with a regular course. Students enroll in the course and participate in the travel component for an additional program fee. The approximately week-long experience enhances course learning because of the site-specific activities that demonstrate application of knowledge learned in the classroom.
EXAMPLES OF SEMESTER BREAK (SPRING/FALL) COURSES
Semester Extension Programs
Fall or Spring extension programs are one- to two-week-long study abroad experiences following the completion of a three-credit hour spring course. December/May extension programs provide a “living lab” experience where students apply knowledge learned during the regular term in a global setting. Students enroll in the fall/spring course with the understanding that the one- to two-week study abroad component is required and factors into the final grade for the course. Following the completion of the regular spring term, students will receive an N/G designation until the study abroad component is completed in which the N/G will be replaced with a grade. There is a program fee associated with the December/May extension program however the advantage is a one- to two-week global experience that directly relates to the content learned during the semester for no additional tuition costs.
EXAMPLES OF EXTENSION COURSES