Short-Term Faculty-Led Programs

In partnership with our dedicated program abroad faculty leaders, the OIE administers around 15 programs abroad annually. These programs present the unique opportunity for students to travel abroad with Southern faculty members in an intimate group setting to engage in experiential learning that is impactful and unforgettable. Many of our programs have been running for over a decade. This is by far Southern’s most popular study abroad option!

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Application Process

Apply for one of our faculty-led programs directly with the OIE. Download an application from this site or pick up an application from our office. After filling out the application, bring it to the OIE or email it directly to Ina Marshall, the Coordinator of International Programs Abroad. No application will be considered with the program deposit. This deposit will be used to secure airfare. Once the application is submitted, it will be sent to the faculty program leader who will review and notify the student of acceptance or rejection. After an application is accepted, the deposit is nonrefundable. Deposits can be submitted via personal check, money order, or credit card.

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All participants in an SCSU Faculty-led Program Abroad are required to pay two separate fees: the program fee and tuition/fees. Learn more.

Our Programs

Visit the Faculty-Led brochure to learn about the programs offered.


  1. Completion of Program Abroad Health and Wellness Agreement
  2. Records free of disciplinary problems
  3. Attendance at all pre-departure and return meetings


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Cancellation Policy

In the event of an off-campus program cancellation, students will be refunded all fees that are recoverable from program providers (airlines, hotels, etc.). The OIE will make every reasonable effort to negotiate for refunds. The university reserves the right to cancel this program in the event that student safety abroad is in question.

Students who wish to purchase cancellation insurance should contact their insurance provider. In the event of a cancellation, tuition refunds will be given in accordance with the policy of the university. Copies of cancellation policy, required releases, and medical statements may be obtained from the OIE. The program accepts no responsibility for personal property, which must be insured separately if so desired; in particular, students are urged not to bring valuables with them. The program reserves the right to make changes required by unforeseen circumstances.