Course takes place entirely abroad (some meetings and/or assignments begin prior to
departure or after return as needed)
Overseas component embedded in a larger course context taught on home campus during
regular term, occurring in the beginning, middle, or end
Hybrid model with some class meetings taking place on home campus (can be optional)
leading up to abroad portion
Faculty member(s) teaching in classroom space and/or on site (museum, cultural locale,
Lectures by guest speakers and local experts
Class(es) taught by non TU faculty (e.g. language institute, or host institution)
Service-learning component integrating community service with guided instruction and
reflection by faculty member or contracted local instructor
Research component or project
Existing TU course(s) with student learning goals and assignments adjusted to reflect
and incorporate location. Course(s) offered abroad must be applicable to the host
Existing TU course designation(s) for multiple topics i.e. ‘special topics’ (470-479/484)
or ‘travel study’ (494)
A new, unique course number and title can be developed (must be approved by University
TU courses offered abroad must be of comparable academic rigor to those offered on
campus. The number of credits associated with the course(s) should be based on the
number of contact hours (minimum 37.5 contact hours per credit).
Contact hours may include classroom time, lectures, field trips/excursions, group
learning activities, research, service learning, community projects, volunteer time,
other academic activities, and cultural activities conducted prior to, during, and/or
after the in-country program dates.
Stay in one location for the duration of the program, possibly with day or weekend
trips outside base location.
Travel within one or more cities or countries (may or may not arrive and depart from
Accommodation options include hotels, youth hostels, apartments, university housing,
host families, camping, etc.
Most programs include only a group welcome and farewell dinner. Others may include
most or all meals depending on location.
In-country transportation options might include public (metro, bus, train), walking,
and/or private (vans, coaches, flights). All programs include airport pick-up and