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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Special January Offer

Submit your application and deposit for an SCSU Summer 2024 faculty-led program by February 5, 2024 and receive a $175 discount on your program fee.

Apply in person at EN A-220 or via email to

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 without 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.

Our Programs

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

Study Abroad Faculty-Led Programs for 2024

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Destination Dates Deadline Application
Chile (NUR) March 29 - April 14, 2024 January 29, 2024 Download
Rome, Italy (ENG) May 24 - June 18, 2024 January 18, 2024 Download
Paris, France (WLL) May 31– June 30, 2024 February 15, 2024 Download
Spain (WLL) May 31 – June 29, 2024 March 16, 2024 Download
Belize (BIO) June 1 – June 10, 2024 February 20, 2024 Download
Barcelona, Spain (HON) June 1 – June 14, 2024 February 15, 2024 Download
Poulton, England (ANT) June 4 – June 25, 2024 February 20, 2024 Download
Rome, Italy (PCH) June 22 - July 6, 2024 February 15, 2024 Download
Iceland (EGMS) June 25 – July 14, 2024 March 15, 2024 Download
Tuscany, Italy  (LIT & ART & WLL) July 1 – August 1, 2024 March 14, 2024 Download
Peru (NUR) October 9 - October 18, 2024    
South Africa (EGMS)  January 12025 - January 19, 2025  November 1, 2024 Download

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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.


The deadline for all 2024 scholarship applications is April 1, 2024.

Students who receive written notification of admission to an SCSU faculty-led program and complete the scholarship portion of the application will automatically be considered for the following scholarship funds.

Student Government Association Scholarships

$15,000.00 across all 2024 faculty-led programs. Funds to be distributed evenly among all admitted Pell-eligible undergraduate students. Pell eligibility to be confirmed by Financial Aid office. (Awardees typically receive modest scholarships in the range of $150.00-$200.00 each, depending on total undergraduate enrollment.)

Paul J. and John P. Cubeta Memorial Scholarship

Two (2) awards in the amount of $600.00 each. Criteria: Full-time UG status; academic standing may be considered; preference given to students who have not previously traveled abroad; candidates may be nominated by the program director. 

Grace Rowe International Travel Award

Two (2) scholarships in the amount of $500.00 each. Criteria: Full-time UG; sophomore, junior, or senior status (minimum of 24 completed credits); minimum GPA of 3.2. For candidates that meet these criteria, preference to be given to students in financial need, underrepresented minorities, first-generation students, and students who express an interest in cultural learning opportunities in non-European countries. 

International Studies Endowed Fund for Scholars

Two (2) scholarships in the amount of $475.00 each. Criteria: Full-time UG; sophomore, junior, or senior status; minimum GPA of 3.0.


Additional internal scholarships with separate applications are available!


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

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.