Faculty-Led Programs

Submit an Application, Deposit, and Registration Agreement by November 15th to be Considered for $80,000 of Foundation Scholarships!

Program Overviews

This year our 2019-2020 Faculty-Led Study A0broad Programs are stronger than ever. Take your Spanish to the next level in Costa Rica or Spain over the summer or Mexico over Winter break. Explore the biodiversity of the Amazon rainforest. Learn from locals about economic transitions in Italy or public relations in Ireland. Paint your way through Morocco, write your way through England, or sing your way through France. Get clinical experiences in nursing in the Philippines or with CMDS in Mexico. Dive into the language and culture of Japan. With Truman’s faculty-led programs, you’ll take all that’s best about the Truman experience abroad as your professors make the world your classroom. Explore our programs below, reach out to course instructors to learn more about a program, or contact the study abroad office to help you get started.

Yucatan and Mexican Culture

Destination: Mexico
Credit Hours: 3
Dates of the Course: Winter Interim: December 26, 2019 – January 10, 2020
Faculty Leader: Prof. Matthew Tornatore

 

 

Costa Rica Summer Program

Destination: Costa Rica
Credit Hours:
12
Dates of the Course:
May Interim: May 16th – July 11th, 2020
Faculty Leader:
Prof. Óscar Sendón

Summer Spanish Language & Culture Immersion in Spain

Destination: Spain
Credit Hours:
12
Dates of the Course:
May Interim: May 22nd – July 16th, 2020
Faculty Leader:
Prof. James Hammerstrand

Modern and Traditional Japan*

Destination: Japan
Credit Hours:
6
Dates of the Course:
Summer: June 29th – August 10th, 2020
Faculty Leader:
Prof. Masahiro Hara

Biodiversity and Conservation of Tropical Rainforests

Destination: Peru
Credit Hours:
4
Dates of the Course:
Summer: May 26th – June 26th, 2020
Faculty Leader:
Prof. Stephanie Foré

 

Communication in Ireland

Destination: Ireland, United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)
Credit Hours:
3
Dates of the Course:
May Interim: May 12th – June 2nd, 2020
Faculty Leader:
Prof. Don Krause

Britain: In Your Own Words

Destination: United Kingdom (England)
Credit Hours:
3
Dates of the Course:
May Interim: May 20th – June 10th, 2020
Faculty Leader:
Prof. James Cianciola

 

Europe in Transition

Destination: Croatia, Slovenia, and Italy
Credit Hours:
6
Dates of the Course:
May Interim: May 11th – 28th, 2020
Faculty Leader:
Prof. Jason Lin

Plein Air Painting in Morocco

Destination: Morocco
Credit Hours:
3
Dates of the Course:
Summer: May 27, 2020 – June 15, 2020
Faculty Leader:
Prof. Lindsey Dunnagan

 

 

Music and Culture in France

Destination: France
Credit Hours:
3 (Undergrad) or 1 (Grad)
Dates of the Course:
May Interim: May 17th – May 26th, 2020
Faculty Leader:
Prof. Mark Jennings

Nursing Experience in the Philippines

Destination: Philippines
Credit Hours:
5
Dates of the Course:
May Interim: May 14th – June 7th, 2020
Faculty Leader:
Prof. Kit Hadwiger

 

Communication Disorders Experience in Mexico

Destination: Mexico
Credit Hours:
3
Dates of the Course:
May Interim: May 16th – May 24th, 2020
Faculty Leader:
Prof. Andrea Richards

Apply now through Truview!

“Student” > “Registration” > “Apply to Study Abroad” > “Application”

Rolling Admissions through January 20th, 2020 for most May and Summer programs.*

Enroll by November 15th, 2019 to be considered for approximately $80,000 in Foundation Scholarships.

*The Nursing and CMDS programs both require applications by the early deposit date of November 15th. Please see course pages for details

Financial Aid

Affordability is one of Truman’s core values and there are several ways to make international study an affordable option, especially through our Faculty-led Programs. With the help of Truman’s academic scholarships, federal financial aid and other financial assistance, a study abroad experience may be more attainable than you think. This is an investment that will pay you dividends for years to come. Take a look below for information regarding various forms of financial aid available to Truman students studying abroad:

The Foundation awards over $80,000 every year to students studying abroad on faculty-led study abroad programs. Awards vary in amount from $500-$3,000, and are designed to help those with financial need to participate in these programs. You will automatically be considered for these scholarships if you have completed an application, filled out a registration agreement, and paid your program deposit by November 15th, 2019. Award recipients will be notified by December 7th, 2019 and will have until January 20th, 2020 to accept the award. Applicants having completed these steps by November 15th, 2019 who decide to withdraw from the program may do so with a refund of their deposit through January 20th, 2020 after which their deposit will become non-refundable. Students who receive a Foundation Scholarship will also be expected to give one hour of service to the Study Abroad Office after the completion of their program. The Study Abroad Office will communicate to award recipients regarding opportunities to complete this hour of service that may include opportunities such as: volunteering at the study abroad fair, giving a presentation, meeting with a prospective student, sharing photos or pictures with the office, etc.
The Cultural Loan Program is a loan administered by Truman State University of up to $6,000 towards qualifying study abroad program costs. To receive a Cultural Loan, students need to complete and return a Study Abroad Funding Sheet and Cultural Loan Application to the Study Abroad Office.
Some Pell Grant recipients may be able to receive grants towards programs with 3 credits or more. For programs of 6 credits or more, all students receiving FAFSA aid may be eligible for receive grants and/or loans through federal aid programs. In order to apply for and receive this aid, student must have a completed FAFSA on file and complete a Study Abroad Funding Sheet and return to the Study Abroad Office.
Students who are on track to graduate one semester early may apply to have one semester of their regular Truman Scholarships apply towards a faculty-led study abroad program. In order to do so, you must complete both a Study Abroad Scholarship Renewal Form and write a special letter of appeal explaining your plans (for guidance on this letter, please consult with the Financial Aid Office). Students should be sure to consult with the Financial Aid Office since there are some limitations on the ways that Truman Scholarships can apply to faculty-led study abroad trips. Students should also be aware that generally it is not possible to use Truman Scholarships during a May Interim or Summer term if this term will be the student’s last term before graduation. 
Students who receive Pell Grants (full or partial) as a part of their regular federal aid qualify to apply for the Gilman Scholarship, a government sponsored program awarding scholarships of up to $4,000 to study abroad. To learn more about the Gilman Scholarship and to apply, visit their website here. Gilman Scholars are also required to complete post-program requirements that should be arranged with the Study Abroad Office.
Recipients of the Pershing Scholarship can be awarded up to $4000 towards a Truman faculty-led study abroad program, but they must complete the Pershing Scholarship to Study Abroad form and return it to the Study Abroad office in order to receive these funds.
In addition to the scholarships listed here, you may also wish to seek out additional scholarship sources beyond Truman State University. Each will have its own requirements and application process, but please be sure to communicate any expected awards to both the Financial Aid Office and the Study Abroad Office.

Payment Information

Please make arrangements to ensure that all payments for your program are made on time in accordance with the payment schedule listed above, and communicate with Stacey Dromey in Student Accounts as soon as possible if any payment issues arise or if you expect to cover any portion of your program with Financial Aid:

Stacey Dromey
Student Accounts
McClain Hall 105
(660) 758-4074
sdromey@truman.edu

You can make your payments through your online Truview account in the Student Account Suite (with the “eDeposits” option), mailing a check, or processing your payment at the cashier window.

Students who make an “Early Deposit” before November 15th, 2019 are eligible for a full refund of their deposit through January 20th, 2020 if they decide to withdraw from their program, but these funds become non-refundable after that date. All deposits and payments received after November 15th, 2019 are non-refundable unless the Study Abroad Office cancels the program (see ‘Program Cancellation Policy’ below). While the Study Abroad Office may be willing to consider requests for refunds under exceptional circumstances such as last-minute illness or a death in the family, it retains the sole right to determine the amount and conditions of any and all refunds.

While the Study Abroad Office attempts to ensure the viability of all faculty-led study abroad programs, under certain circumstances it retains the right to cancel any program for any reason and at any time, but especially when a program does not meet our minimum enrollment threshold or when we believe that circumstances pose an undue safety risk to our students and faculty. In any case where the Study Abroad Office cancels a program, students will receive a refund of all money which has not already been paid in non-refundable payments to third parties. Due to the uncertainty inherent in faculty-led study abroad programs, we encourage any student to educate themselves regarding contingency options if their window for studying abroad is constrained within their graduation plan.

Study Abroad Office Information

While your instructor will be your primary point of contact for your program, the Study Abroad Office is here to help you navigate all the administrative and safety aspects of your study abroad experience. We can work with you, advocate for you, and help guide you as you complete all the various steps involved in study abroad. You are welcome to stop by our office in Baldwin 106, set up an appointment through Calendly, email, or call. Here’s who will be helping you through this experience:

Will Storm
Coordinator for Faculty-Led Programs
Center for International Education Abroad
106C Baldwin Hall
(660) 785-7455
storm@truman.edu

 

Kyle Trojahn
Faculty-Led Programs Assistant
Center for International Education Abroad
106 Baldwin Hall
(660) 785-4076
studyabroadfacled@truman.edu