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.