Faculty-Led Programs

TLU Faculty-Led Programs

A variety of periodic study abroad programs are offered through TLU. These are typically ten day to two-week programs led by a professor with travel in May or June, while courses are taken during the spring semester. Past programs have included: Kinesiology to Norway, Dramatic Media & Psychology to Greece, Economics to Ecuador and Biology to Belize.

Tuition and program fees are applied to the spring TLU invoice and financial aid can be applied towards the program. Fees, which usually range from $3,500 to $4,500 typically include airfare, lodging, ground transport, and group admissions on planned programs. Some or all of the meals are generally covered, depending on the program. Students must pre-register for the respective class and affiliated lab travel portion and must have a minimum GPA of 2.25 and a good campus discipline record to participate. Application and a $300 non-refundable deposit are due at the time of pre-registration, usually in mid-November. Locations and course subjects vary year to year.

Detailed information about upcoming faculty-led programs, including program applications, deadlines, and additional requirements, is available on MyTLU.

2017 Faculy-Led Programs

Courses: GEOG 379 or PSYC 379—Special Topics: Ecotourism

Faculty Leaders: Dr. Kathleen Seal and Dr. Tiffiny Sia

Dates: May 15-28

Approximate Cost: $3,755 (10 students minimum)

  • Roundtrip airfare 
  • Lodging in eco village cabanas and dorms throughout Belize 
  • Most meals 
  • Ground transportation and entrance fees for group activities 
  • Visits to a zoo, tropical education center, iguana sanctuary, eco-tour companies & women’s cooperatives 
  • Visits to Mayan ruins, rain forests, and archaeological digs 
  • Participation in a service learning project at the Belize Zoo
  • Boat tours and snorkeling*

*All program participants must be able to pass a swim test


Course: THEO 379 or HIST 379—Special Topics: Luther and His World at 500

Faculty Leaders: Dr. Carl Hughes and Dr. Philip Grace

Dates: May 14-25

Approximate Cost: $4,403* (10 students minimum)

Brandes Scholarship available for first 10 qualifying, accepted, and deposited students--$950 *Approximate cost including scholarship: $3,453 

  • Roundtrip airfare 
  • Lodging in hotels throughout Germany 
  • Daily breakfast and two special dinners 
  • Ground transportation and entrance fees for group activities 
  • Travel to Berlin, Wittenberg, Leipzig, Eisleben, Erfurt, Eisenach, Munich, and Augsburg 
  • Follow the life of Martin Luther and the history of the Reformation 
  • Site visits related to World War II and the Lutheran composer J.S. Bach

As part of their Luther and His World at 500 course during Summer 2017, Dr. Phil Grace and Dr. Carl Hughes took 13 students to Germany. Click here to read about their travels.

Student Eligibility Requirements

  • Minimum TLU Cumulative GPA of 2.25 
  • Good campus discipline record 
  • Quality application essay and positive faculty member recommendation

Contact Us 

Charla Bailey
Director of International Education

Office: Tschoepe Hall 107
Phone: 830-372-8098
Email: cbailey@tlu.edu

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