View the upcoming trips to learn more about our faculty-led short term programs abroad.
If you are looking for a longer program abroad, or something not offered though our faculty-led programs, third-party providers offer other opportunities. Make an appointment for study abroad advising by calling our office, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please visit the International Programs Office (Brown-Lupton Campus Center, North End) for information on upcoming programs accepting applications, or email StudyAbroad@txwes.edu
Wondering what previous trips the students of Texas Wesleyan University participated in? Check out these amazing experiences:
Faculty Led Programs 2010 - 2011
Spring 2012 with travel dates in May
May 14, 2012: Departure from DFW International Airport
May 23, 2012: Return to DFW International Airport
Bella Italia: Music Travel & Enrichment is a course designed to introduce students to Italian arts, history, geography, and language. In preparation for travel, students will study Italian music (including individual and ensemble performance), art, and architecture from ancient to modern times. Students will also learn to employ basic Italian phrases for travelers. The course will culminate with a 9-day study-tour to Venice, Florence, and Rome. Highlights will include: Venice – St. Mark's Basilica, Murano Glass Factory; Florence – Galleria dell' Academia/Michaelangelo's David, Uffizzi Gallery, Ponte Vecchio; Rome – Vatican Museum, St. Peter's Basilica, sites of Ancient Rome; Italian food! [Please be aware that portions of the itinerary include boarding trains and small boats as well as walking distances on rough streets (in Venice, for example)
Academic Courses: (students select all courses)
MUS 4102 Music Travel and Enrichment - Dr. McCoy & Dr. Beason
Jan 16 & Feb 13 4-4:50pm
Mar 8, Mar 22, Apr 12, Apr 19, & Apr 26 12:10-1pm
MAP 3201S Special Studies in Applied Music Performance - Dr. McCoy & Dr. Beason
Jan 16 & Feb 13 4-4:50pm
Mar 8, Mar 22, Apr 12, Apr 19, & Apr 26 12:10-1pm
MUS 0182 Chamber Music – Brass - Dr. McCoy & Dr. Beason
Jan 20, Feb 3, Feb 17, Mar 2, Mar 23, Apr 13, & Apr 27 2pm
Voice, Opera, Diction
Ann Waggoner 205
Director of Instrumental Studies
Arranging & Horn
Ann Waggoner 204
Spring 2012 with travel dates in March
Wednesday, March 7, 2012: Departure from DFW International Airport
Sunday, March 18: Return to DFW International Airport
The objective for the Scotland Heritage Study Tour is to offer the courses listed above in a setting which will maximize the educational value of the courses for students and to do it at a time which will minimize the cost to you. The courses will enable you to learn about the history of the Scottish people and nation, focusing especially on their religious and political heritage. We will also consider their interaction with politics and economics in the development of the modern nation of the United Kingdom. And much of the study will be done in the place where most of the events happened--the United Kingdom, Scotland in particular. You will be able to visit many of those places you read about in their textbooks and in other writings. You will also gain the experience of meeting persons from another contemporary culture while studying an earlier period of the history of that culture. While the Humanities course will address the same ideas, expressions and events as the those sections of the course taught on campus, special attention will be given to Scottish writers, philosophers, artists and scientists who were leaders this period of history.
Academic Courses: (students select one course)
REL/HIS 4366-70 & REL 4366H-70 Religious History of Scotland - Dr. Sowell
Jan 12, Jan 17 - Feb 28 Tuesdays, April 21
HUM 2341-70 The Human Prospect - Dr. Sowell
Jan 12 - Mar 1 Thursdays, April 21
Dr. Jesse Sowell Dr. Jesse Sowell, Professor of Religion and Christian Education, joined the faculty of Texas Wesleyan in 1975. He received his B.S. from Mississippi State University, his B.D. from Emory University and his PhD from Northwestern University in Religious Education. Prior to coming to Wesleyan he served pastorates in Mississippi, Georgia and Illinois; and he served as chaplain and taught religion, philosophy and psychology at Wood Junior College in Mississippi. He is an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church and former president of the United Methodist Association of Scholars in Christian Education.
May 13, 2012: Departure from DFW International Airport
May 30, 2012: Return to DFW International Airport
Our modern life has a past that is still present in France and Spain. As students of the humanities, art, and photography we will walk through history inside the medieval walls of Avignon, taste life in multi-cultural Barcelona on the Mediterranean, and then rush forward via the über-tech bullet train into modern Paris. For 8 days we will take walk medieval streets of Avignon where the Popes took refuge and artists sought perfect light, taking daytrips to the Pont du Gard and the Roman arena at Nimes, the city of Arles, where Van Gogh painted, and bicycling through in countryside that inspired painter Cezanne. With four days in Barcelona, we will explore our cultural heritage through unique architecture (including Gaudi's Sagrada Familia), art (Picasso, Miro, and Dali) and the Flamenco dance. Our last four days are in Paris where we will see the Eiffel Tour, Louvre, Notre Dame cathedral, and take a night cruise on the Seine.
Time has been reserved for students to explore and discover sites of personal interest. Coupled with class discussions, journaling and art-making in our atelier, we will synthesize the ancient and the modern.
Academic Courses: (students selece 2 courses)
HUM/INS 2399-70 France and Spain: Along the Wesleyan Way - Dr. Colley, Dr. Cummings
ART/FAR 1311-70 France/Spain Travel Course - Dr. Colley
MCO/ART/FAR 2322-70 Digital Photography Travel - Dr. Cummings
Dr. Peter Colley Associate Professor of Art, Department of Humanities
Office Phone: (817) 531- 4973
Dr. Terri Cummings Associate Professor of Humanities
Office Phone: 817-531-5841
Travel Dates: June 30 - July 11
On campus meeting dates:June 13 & June 20
UG Courses (students must choose 2):
EDU 4317.70 ESL Methodology
EDU 4371.70 ESL Literacy
Graduate Courses (must choose 2)
EDU 6305.70 Comparative Education
EDU 6320.70 ESL Methodology
EDU 6358.70 Improving Practice Internship
Dates class will be in London:
June 17 - July 1, 2011
Overall course dates (non-practicum):
June 13- July 18;
One hour supervision sessions held each week from June 6-August 1, 2011, except for the time abroad, between June 17-June 30.
Courses (students must select 2):
COU 6308-70 Advanced Counseling and Crisis Skills (3 hours) Dr. Linda Metcalf
COU 6312-70 Group Counseling (3 hours) Dr. Linda Metcalf
COU 6399-70 Special Topics- (Postmodern Therapy Techniques) (3 hours) Dr. Linda Metcalf
COU 6315-70, 6316-70, 6424-70- Practicum (3 hours)
Dr. Linda Metcalf
June 30 - July 11, 2011
(this is during the break between Summer I and Summer II)
On campus meeting dates:
June 7, 4:00 - 6:00pm & June 21 4:00 - 6:00pm
Course: EDU 7609.71 Culture and Communities Summer Travel Program (6 hours)
Dr. Twyla Miranda
Study Abroad forms are available here.
Some helpful links to world issues and travel information
Most travel to international destinations is safe and without incident. However, travel to certain destinations may involve greater risk than others. Therefore, review travel prohibitions, warnings, announcements, and advisories issued by the United States Government before booking travel to international destinations.
Do not make international travel plans without first consulting the International Programs Office. Additionally, do not travel outside the United States without all required documents and proper research into the country of destination. Texas Wesleyan University is not liable for any damages, losses, or incidents during periods of international travel.
Students may participate in study abroad experiences sponsored by organizations affiliated with or recommended by Texas Wesleyan University. Some affiliated organizations offering programs in different countries are:
Council on International Educational Exchange CIEE
Centers for Academic Programs Abroad CAPA
Cultural Experiences Abroad CEA
International Studies Abroad ISA, and
Institute for the International Education of Students IES
Also, unique study programs are offered by SIT Study Abroad.
These organizations take care of your study plans and needs. A fixed fee is paid to the organization.
Check with the Texas Wesleyan University Financial Aid office to see which scholarships and loans will apply to study abroad.
The primary goal of the Gilman Scholarship is to serve students traditionally underrepresented in US Study Abroad. A key eligibility requirement is that the applicant must be receiving a Pell Grant at the time of application. Applications are due December 15 and April 15 for the following semester.
See website for more details: www.iie.org/gilman/
The primary goal of the Freeman-Asia Scholarship is to serve students wanting to study in Asia. A key eligibility requirement is that the applicant must not have spent more than 4 weeks in the proposed country of study within the last 5 years. See website for more details: http://www.iie.org/freeman-asia
The primary goal of the NSEP Scholarship is to serve students who want to learn a language in a meaningful context and to study in countries whose languages are less commonly taught at U.S. institutions and countries in areas of the world that are critical to the future security of our nation.
See website for more details: http://www.iie.org/nsep
The primary goal of the Marshall Scholarship is to serve students wanting to pursue a degree or third year at a university in the UK. See website for more details: www.marshallscholarship.org
Search for other scholarships at: http://www.iefa.org
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"What I love about being able to study abroad is not only did I get to experience and see things we've learned about in the classroom, I received credit hours as well!"
Julie Smith English Class of 2012
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