Office of International Programs and Services

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.

2018-19 Faculty-Led Courses

Explore the upcoming opportunities for next academic year.

taulabe, honduras | October 5-13 (Fall Break)

PT 880 (3 credits)

The purpose of this independent study is to prepare students in the Doctor of Physical Therapy to optimize the delivery of care to individuals with disabilities in a remote area of Honduras, enhancing both clinical skills and cultural competency through an interdisciplinary perspective. Some Spanish preferred, GPA of 3.0. For more information, contact Dr. Todd Watson at

Montego Bay, Southfield & Black River, Jamaica | October 5-13, 2018 (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

Nairobi and wongonyi, kenya | september 28-October 14, 2018 (Fall Break)

EDPY 493 (3 credits)

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. Russell Binkley at 

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