Faculty-Led Tour Programs for Universities
ETA customizes international faculty-led programs for universities in locations around the globe. We work closely with faculty and staff to create meaningful programs that are also cost-effective. Programs can include academic and cultural immersion activities, service learning and volunteering opportunities, language immersion as well as other unique, authentic excursions to enrich each program.
International Academic Programs Led By Your Faculty Members
We are here to help from conception to trip completion. We take your vision and make it a reality by creating a customized program that is tailored to faculty needs in order to meet your specific educational goals.
We organize all of the logistics while you maintain academic oversight. At ETA we pride ourselves on being straightforward, flexible, and accommodating to all requests to the best of our ability.
Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs with ETA
An enriching study abroad experience is a lasting memory for college students to learn and thrive outside of their comfort zones. Whether it is an international trip to Costa Rica or a multi-country tour of Europe, our expert travel planners can help make your study abroad program a reality.
Through a faculty-led program, your university students are directed by a member of your faculty. Even though it will be your personnel guiding students throughout their study abroad program, ETA will be responsible for helping you with travel plans, building your itinerary, and offering recommendations to make the most of your tour program!
Faculty-Led Travel Program FAQs
What is a Faculty-Led Program?
A faculty-led program is an academic or study abroad initiative that is planned and/or directed by faculty members of a college or university. These programs are often structured to offer students the chance to participate in hands-on learning, cultural immersion, and academics in a particular area of study.
In the context of study abroad, a faculty-led program typically involves professors or instructors leading a group of students to a foreign location for a defined period. The faculty members play a central role in structuring the curriculum, guiding students through coursework, and facilitating cultural activities or excursions.
Faculty-led programs can vary in duration, focus, and format. They are commonly offered during short-term breaks, such as summer or winter sessions, and may focus on a particular subject, research project, or cultural experience relevant to the academic discipline of the faculty leaders.
Is there a minimum number of students for a faculty-led program with ETA?
Yes, we are looking for a group minimum of 20 students for faculty-led programs.
How long do short-term faculty-led programs usually last?
The duration of short-term faculty-led programs can vary, but they typically last anywhere from a few weeks to a few months. These programs are designed to provide students with an intensive and focused academic experience, often during breaks such as summer or winter sessions. Here are some common durations for short-term faculty-led programs:
- Summer Programs: Many short-term faculty-led programs take place during the summer break and may last between 2 to 8 weeks. The shorter duration allows students to engage in academic coursework or research without committing to a full semester abroad.
- Winter Programs: Some programs are offered during winter breaks, typically ranging from 2 to 4 weeks. These programs may focus on specific subjects, cultural experiences, or research projects.
- “Maymester” Programs: In some cases, universities offer “Maymester” programs, which are short-term study abroad experiences during the month of May. These programs often last around 3 to 4 weeks.
The specific duration can vary depending on the educational institution, the goals of the program, and the academic content being covered. Short-term faculty-led programs are designed to provide students with valuable experiences in a condensed time frame, allowing them to gain exposure to different cultures, academic topics, and research opportunities.
How do I plan a faculty-led study abroad program with ETA?
To start planning your faculty-led program with Educational Travel Adventures, just request a quote here.
We will start the discussion by listening to your ideal study abroad program plan, and we will offer recommendations along the way. We will also discuss the duration of your trip, potential locations, travel budget, areas of study to focus on, and more.
We make the process of planning a faculty-led program easy for your university, so you and your students can focus on getting the most out of your trip!
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