Faculty-Led Programs

Faculty interested in proposing a Faculty-Led course can find all of the information regarding the 2020 Call for proposals for Faculty-Led programs here.

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 desire to study abroad within a TU environment of professors 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.

For more information on TU faculty-led courses, contact Candice Chinsethagid, assistant director of Short-Term Global Programs.

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

Spring Extension Programs

Spring extension programs are one- to two-week-long study abroad experiences following the completion of a three-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 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 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.

Summer Programs

Summer programs range from three- to six-week-long study abroad experiences. Students enroll in the specific three-credit course and spend the majority of the course time abroad with faculty member(s). 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.