Center for Global Education
Create a Travel/Study Course
Consider the location where instruction will take place
- Why choose the particular location?
- Safety first: check the US State Department’s website for travel warnings
- Contact a travel provider
- Estimate cost for travel and accommodations
- Will the students need visas?
Plan your travel/study course
- Consider academic rigor:
- No credit will be offered for travel abroad that is primarily for site seeing, recreation, or pleasure.
- 45-48 contact hours (2250 minutes) must be held in a 3-hour regular or summer session course. Trip orientation must not be included as part of the contact hours.
- Each course must have learning outcomes equivalent to a traditionally delivered course.
- Keep in mind that pre- and post-travel sessions and on-site sessions that are NOT orientation may be counted toward the contact hours
- When will the class be offered? Fall, Spring, Summer I, II, or Long Summer? Consult with the chair of your department.
- Write your syllabus
- Try to be as specific as possible
- Factor course materials into the cost of the trip
- Consider the logistics of assignments and site reports overseas
- Fill out the Travel Study Proposal Template