Faculty-Led Travel Courses
Faculty Led Travel Courses (FLTCs) are one of the most popular global education opportunities offered to undergraduate and graduate students at Simmons.
These are culturally-immersive, high-impact, short term courses designed by Simmons faculty deliver the majority of course content abroad and the portfolio of courses grows and changes each academic year!
For undergraduate students, FLTCs are offered during the Spring semester, taking place during either Spring Break or at the conclusion of final exams, ranging from 1 – 4 weeks. Each FLTC is a 4 credit, Spring semester course with a Travel Fee attached for the global experience portion.
All undergraduate candidates are eligible to apply for a Center for Global Education scholarships, which is applied to the Travel Fee portion of the course. General student financial aid is applied to the 4-credit course tuition.
For graduate students, FLTCs are offered at varying points throughout the academic school year and range from 1 – 6 weeks. Each FLTC is a 3-credit course with an applied Travel Fee.
Spring 2020 Faculty Led Travel Course Options + How to Apply
Below, please find the FLTC options and applications links with a brief description attached. All interested students are invited to meet with the Center for Global Education before applying, as needed. To schedule an advising appointment, please email [email protected].
2020 FLTC Options - Undergraduate
- Bali, Indonesia - Prof. Denise Horn, POLS 245 Global and Civil Society in Southeast Asia
- Charleston, South Carolina & Savannah, Georgia - Prof. Janie Ward, AST 264 Geechee Gals and Gullah Nations – Keeping Traditions Alive in the Georgia Sea Isles
- Paris, France - Profs Eduardo Febles and Greg Slowik, LCIS 201 (Learning Community) France and Its Cultural Legacy - Open to sophomores only
- Portsmouth, NH - Prof. Erin DeCurtis, LCIS 201 (Learning Community), Sustaining a Nonprofit Organization, Star Island - Open to sophomores only
- Quito, Ecuador - Prof Matt Schwartz, BIO 240 Conservation Biology in Ecuador
- Vienna, Austria - Prof Greg Slowik, MUS 130 Music in Austria, The Imperial Legacy
Undergraduates are also welcome to apply to the below Graduate level travel courses. A modified syllabus will be distributed for a 4-credit course.
2020 FLTC Options – Graduate
- Kampala, Uganda: SSW 558, Human Services in a Developing Country
- Kigali, Rwanda: LIS 532, Education and Optimism in Rwanda
Important Dates of Note:
- October 15 – Online applications due for all FLTCs
- October 15 – Optional scholarship applications due, this is found in the online application
- November 1 – Students notified of acceptance, wait list or denial to course
- November 15 – $400 nonrefundable deposit is due to secure enrollment in the course roster