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Faculty Led Programs

Faculty-led programs are offered by TU faculty 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 desire to study abroad within a TU environment of faculty and peers. Often times students who participate on 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 community to remain engaged with global issues.

There are three types of faculty-led programs: Summer Programs, Fall and Spring Break Programs and Spring Extension Programs.

Semester Break Programs

Semester break programs occur over TU’s spring or fall breaks (typically a week-long to ten day program). Faculty offering a 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 program fee. The week-long experience enhances course learning because of the site-specific activities that demonstrate application of knowledge learned in the classroom.

2018 Semester break courses

Spring Extension Programs

Spring extension programs are 1 – 2 week long study abroad experiences following the completion of a 3-credit hour spring course. 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 spring course with the understanding that the 1 to 2 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 a 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 May extension program however the advantage is a 1 to 2 week global experience that directly relates to the content learned during the semester for no additional tuition costs.

2018 Spring Extension Courses

Summer Programs

Summer programs range from 3-6 week long study abroad experiences.  Students enroll in the specific 3 credit course and spend the majority of the course time abroad with the faculty member.  There is a program fee in addition to the cost of tuition.  Some class time may be spent in Tulsa before and after the travel program.  All travel typically originates from Tulsa International Airport.

2018 Summer Courses

For more information on TU Faculty Led courses, contact:
Candice Chinsethagid, Coordinator, Short-Term Programs