Office of International Programs
Create a Travel/Study Course
Choose the location where instruction will take place:
- Safety first: Check the US State Department’s website for travel warnings.
Contact a travel provider/travel agency.
- Estimate cost for travel and accommodations.
- Determine if visas are needed for entry into the country.
- It is recommended that students be required to purchase their own airline tickets.
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 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
Consult with the chair of your department to determine when the class will be offered:
- Fall, spring, summer I, II, or long summer
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.
- Prepare brochure and marketing materials, and begin recruitment.