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Faculty-Led Travel Courses

Faculty Led Study Abroad Courses - Africa


A Faculty-Led program refers to a study abroad program led by a Western Carolina University Faculty member in an international setting for anywhere between one to eight weeks. You'll earn course credit, experience life abroad and build lifelong relationships with fellow students.

After completing a Faculty-Led Travel Course, many students pursue a study abroad exchange. Faculty-Led Travel Courses are different from Study Abroad, which is with another University and lasts anywhere between a semester and a year.

Costs vary depending on a number of factors including length of the course, location, travel expenses, etc. Financial Aid and Scholarships are available and there are courses to meet almost any budget.

Please Note: To be eligible for a Faculty-Led Travel Course you must have a minimum of a 2.75 GPA and meet any course specific criteria based on the instructor.

nairobi & wongonyi | october 4-19, 2019 (Fall break)

EDPY 493/593

The aims of this course are to gain knowledge of world cultures, understand the historical, geographic, economic, political, cultural, and environmental relationships among global reficitions and peoples, examine the nature of cultural differences and national or regional conflicts and problems, learn to act to influence the public policy and private behavior on behalf of international understanding, develop tolerance and empathy, demonstrate a passion for and love of learning about the world, and express an understanding  of what it means to be a global citizen. For more information, contact Dr. Pamela Buskey at or Professor Melissa Faetz at

montego bay, southfield & black river, jamaica | october 11-19, 2019 (fall break)

TRVL 300 (0 credits)

Nursing students travel to Jamaica to experience an alternative fall break working with clinics, schools and charitable organizations. For more information, contact Dr. Cheryl Clark at or Elizabeth Sexton at


NURSING 408 (3 credits)

This Perspectives in International Nursing Leadership provides a comprehensive exploration of global nursing issues within a travel study opportunity to collaboratively build leadership skills and establish learning partnerships through clinical immersions in health care facilities.

For more information, please contact Dr. Sharon Metcalfe at

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