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Study Abroad

Faculty Led Programs

Faculty Led Programs


Faculty-led programs are study abroad programs developed and led by TAMUK faculty members that typically focus on a specific subject area or foreign language. One or more faculty leader travel with a group of students from TAMUK and teach one or more courses in the location abroad. Students receive predetermined TAMUK credit for the course(s) taken abroad. By design, faculty-led programs integrate many group activities into their curriculum and provide a very structured, enriching international experience. 

Benefits of Faculty-Led Programs:

  • Typically short-term (Intersession, spring break or summer semester). 
  • TAMUK equivalent credit is already specified - you are taking an actual TAMUK course, just abroad.
  • Students travel with a group of their peers and a TAMUK faculty leader(s).
  • It is often more affordable and eligible for assistance through Financial Aid. 
  • Great first step for more timid students interested in study abroad who are looking for a cohort-type program.

Program locations, deadlines, and course offerings vary from program to program and from year to year, so please check our website for the most up-to-date information regarding our programs. 

The Office of International Studies & Programs coordinates about 20 faculty-led programs each year. They are TAMUK sponsored programs led by TAMUK faculty and designed around specific courses in accordance with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) policies. While faculty-led programs are primarily offered during the summer semester, there are several that take place during the fall and spring semesters, and some that go abroad during the winter and spring breaks. Click below to see each program details. (Students are encouraged to register with OISP as early as possible as spaces are limited for each trip)

The total cost to attend a TAMUK faculty-led programs should include the following:

  1. Program Registration Fee: The $350 non-refundable program registration fee is applicable to any TAMUK student or non-credit program participant attending a faculty-led program. 
  2. Program Costs: Program costs are the direct expenses of services provided during a program which includes but not limited to the following; Roundtrip Airfare, Lodging, Transportation (domestic & in-country), Excursions and Meals (depending on program structure developed by the faculty leader). 
  3. Additional Costs: Additional costs are separate expenses associated to the faculty-led program which includes but not limited to the following; TAMUK tuition & fees, passport and/or visa application fees and personal expenses