Faculty-Led Study Abroad
Teach a Faculty-Led Study Abroad Course
By teaching a course abroad WKU faculty provide students with an opportunity to engage a subject in an international context and experience an environment that transforms them in a way that is not possible on campus.
Faculty-led study abroad has become increasingly popular with WKU students and is a fundamental part of the university's international education portfolio. More than half of WKU students who study abroad participate in faculty-led programs. This reflects the national trend in which 56% of students study abroad on short-term programs.
Faculty-Led Study Abroad Courses
Apply the lessons learned in the classroom through off-campus, hands-on practical learning around the world.
Faculty-Led Study Abroad (FLSA) is right for you if:
- You want to make a foreign destination your classroom, but need help in dealing with the logistics,
- You are running a certificate program, and desire to give your students a fresh perspective on their program,
- You are seeking to challenge students in new ways with Honors enriched embedded courses, or
- You want to incorporate an international experience into a semester-long course.
Anyone who can teach a course may be an FLSA faculty leader.
Benefits to Faculty
In addition to inspiring students, faculty may also develop international connections and explore research opportunities because of their involvement in leading short-term programs abroad.
In December of 2011, the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs initiated a plan to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the faculty-led study abroad programs at WKU. Under the new mandate, two offices would unite their efforts: the Office of Study Abroad and Global Learning and the Office of Study Away.