Faculty-Led Study Abroad
Study abroad has become an integral part of a well-rounded undergraduate experience. Faculty-led study abroad programs and short-term exchange opportunities are available during the summer and are managed by the Office of International Programs.
Rensselaer faculty members are leading student travel groups to international destinations for credit. Short-term faculty-led study abroad programs provide a great opportunity for students who would like to get an international study experience but are unable to include a long-term program into their plan of study. Participation in these programs allows students to broaden their cultural horizons as well as view and experience a technological education from another perspective.
Students participate in a spring semester course that culminates with a two to three week experience abroad in the summer (May/June), or a fall semester course with an overseas experience during the winter recess.
How to Register: Rensselaer students register for a faculty-led study abroad course in SIS - Student Information System. Each faculty-led study abroad course will be noted in SIS with a "SA" for study abroad session. Be sure to read all the information on SIS to ensure you are registering correctly.
Once Registered: The Office of International Programs will contact students registered students during the first two weeks of classes with application instructions. Students will be asked to submit a $500 deposit by the end of the third week of classes.
Cost: In addition to tuition students pay a program fee for faculty-led study abroad. This fee typically includes accommodation, meals, local travel, materials, and some cultural activities as well as a portion of faculty expenses. The program fee will include international airfare if there is a group flight for the program. In cases where there is not a group flight, students will be instructed to meet in-country on a designated date to be determined by the professor, and students will be responsible for making their own travel arrangements. The fee for each program will be made available on the Office of Undergraduate Education Website.
Registration and General Questions: For additional information, Request Information, or contact, Karen Dvorak, Program Manager, (518) 276-3411, email@example.com.
FACULTY-LED STUDY ABOARD - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who can I talk to if I have any questions? If you are considering faculty-led study abroad, contacting the faculty member is the best way to start! For details on applying, contact Karen Dvorak, Program Manager, Office of Undergraduate Education at firstname.lastname@example.org or or (518) 276-3411.
Visit this link for additional information and details. Office of Undergraduate Education Website - Office of International Programs.
Visit this link for additional information and details on Study Abroad opportunities at Rensselaer. Office of Undergraduate Education Website - Study Abroad Program Options.
Study abroad has become an integral part of a well-rounded undergraduate experience. A period of study abroad will allow you to develop a broader perspective on your academic field of study while earning credit towards a Rensselaer degree. You will gain a deeper understanding not only of the culture in which you will be living, but also the culture of the U.S. and its place in today’s global society.
Rensselaer offers study abroad and exchange opportunities for undergraduate students in more than 15 countries on 5 continents. Most of Rensselaer’s study abroad programs are administered by the Office of International Programs, but some are managed by individual academic departments.
Please contact the appropriate program administrator below or visit the Office of Undergraduate Education Website - Office of International Programs website for more information.
Undergraduate International Exchanges, Faculty-Led Summer Programs, General Questions
Walker Lab; 4th floor
Senior Program Administrator
DTU and NTU Exchanges, Global E3
Walker Lab; 4th floor
Senior Student Services Administrator
International Management Exchange Programs (IMEP)
Pittsburgh Building 3210
School of Architecture
Greene Building 115
For details and information including costs, application process and application materials visit this link Office of Undergraduate Education Website - Study Abroad Program Options.