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Faculty-Led Programs

Faculty-Led Programs
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Stetson Faculty Teaching Classes Abroad
SU Faculty-Led study abroad programs are a wonderful opportunity for you to gain international experience while enrolled in SU courses. Our faculty programs usually range from 1-6 weeks, with most occurring in the summer, spring or winter breaks, making it even easier for you to study abroad.

Faculty programs are especially beneficial to first-time travelers as they tend to be the most structured of our options and offer a wide variety of SU classes allowing you to select from many offerings and graduate on time.
Some study abroad courses occur as Guatemala 2part of a semester long course, with the study abroad component occurring over the winter or spring break.  Our programs may also visit multiple countries – some as many as three. Generally, the majority of our programs are in Western and Central Europe, Asia, Latin, Central and South America, and we are expanding our programs in Africa and Oceania. 
  • The academic focus, as well as location of these faculty-led programs, varies each year.
  • These programs usually offer four-credit courses or two 4-credit courses in the department in which they are offered.
We encourage first time travelers to participate in Faculty-Led Programs as they offer a wide variety of classes and tend to be the most structured than other study abroad opportunities.
Financial Considerations
When participating in a Faculty-Led program in most cases housing, some or all meals, transportation in the host country, and books, are usually included in program charges. Airfares may be included in the fees, or could be separate. As well, students' visas and other documentation required by the study-abroad country may be the financial responsibility of the student.
Tuition payment for your program is made to the office of Student Accounting and Cashiering Services, while the program fees are paid directly to WORLD. Your payment will cover the international aspects of your program (travel, lodging, etc.), as well as your tuition and fees.

In some cases travel is not arranged by SU, and students arrange this on their own.  We encourage you to ask what is included, or not, in the program's total cost. 

The usual University payment deadlines for the term in which you are studying abroad will apply. SU financial aid and other scholarships may be used toward this cost.
Benefits of SU Faculty-Led Programs
  • For students who cannot spend a term or year away from the campus, these programs still allow you to study abroad while at SU or another university.
  • Most of the classes you attend are for SU credit.
  • With some exceptions, the language of instruction is English, which can make the reality of study abroad less complicated for some students.
  • Though many of the programs teach classes focused on an academic field, faculty-led programs are usually open to all SU students, so take a look and see if one is right for you. Not only could you study abroad but maybe study another field as well! You can also take core courses abroad.

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Other Considerations
Language of Instruction
With the exception of language-based programs, faculty-led programs are taught in English by SU professors. Those programs that fulfill language credits place emphasis on use of the language of the host country. We suggest you check the program information on our website for other requirements particular to each program. Many language-based study abroad  programs have course prerequisites; it is important that prerequisites are met to participate in  these programs.
Level of Independence
These programs are ideal for both first-time travelers and well-seasoned jetsetters. Those going on faculty-led programs travel with fellow SU students, providing a balanced level  of independence and support while abroad. Housing arrangements and the majority of daily activities are planned in advance, allowing you to fully participate without worrying about making future arrangements – it's all taken care of.
Eligibility Requirements:
  1. Applicants are in good standing with SU and have at least a 2.5 GPA
  2. Meet all required prerequisites specified by the program leader (individual programs may require a higher GPA)
  3. Non-SU students can find information on our programs by searching through the on-line database of Stetson Programs and seeing if there are any particular requirements for non-SU students.
We suggest you check the program information on our website for other program specific requirements.

You can access a list of SU Faculty-Led programs here.