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Information for Students

The Short-Term Faculty-Led Abroad programs are two or three week programs led by Washington College faculty during the college’s winter or summer breaks. Each program is dedicated to a specific area of study and is often counts as one course credit (4 credits) in the corresponding department. Students do not need to be majoring in that specific area to participate in these trips, however; all trips are open to all Washington College students.
Cost varies by program, and is usually a flat fee covering all transportation and accommodation fees and the College’s off-campus study fee for short-term programs (currently $445). These program fees are separate from a student’s standard tuition costs. Short-Term, Faculty-Led Abroad Program fees are eligible to be offset or covered by various Washington College scholarship and grant opportunities, such as the Cater Society for Junior Fellows. There is no limit to how many Short-Term, Faculty-Led Programs a student can participate in.
Each trip does not run every year – some run every other year. Please contact the program’s Faculty Leader(s) for details regarding program frequency.
Specific questions regarding application, trip details, or pricing should be directed to the program’s Faculty Leader(s), but the Global Education Office is available to answer any questions regarding travel abroad.

2019 Faculty-Led Trips 

Faculty Leader(s): Dr. Carr and Dr. Van Meter
Area of Study: Tropical Ecology
Deadline: TBD
Dates: TBD 

Faculty Leader(s): Dr. Schweitzer and Dr. Lampman
Area of Study: Ethnomusicology 
Deadline: September 15, 2018
Dates: January 1 - 11, 2019

Europe (Portugal, Spain, France)
Faculty Leader(s): Dr. Eanes
Area of Study: Global Business 
Deadline: TBD 
Dates: May 28, 2019 - June 9, 2019
Faculty Leader(s): Dr. Kerchner
Area of Study: Neuroscience (transfer credit equivalent to PSY 395: Special Topics - Neural & Behavioral Resilience) 
Deadline: TBD
Dates: May 27, 2019 - June 26, 2019
For more information, contact 
Faculty Leader(s): Jon McCollum and John Leupold
Area of Study: North Indian Folklife, Musical, and Cultural Heritage
Deadline: TBD
Dates: January 1-11, 2020
Interest Meeting: January 30, 2019 at 6pm in Gibson 206

Regularly Offered Trips

Country Faculty Leader Area of Study Session
Bermuda Dr. Van Meter Environmental Science Summer
Europe Dr. Harvey Global Business Summer
Cuba Dr. Schweitzer & Dr. Lampman Music & Anthropology Winter
Ecuador Dr. Sherman Environmental Studies Summer
Denmark Dr. Schindler Experimental Archaeology Summer
England/Ireland (Kiplin Hall) Dr. Gillin English & Literature Summer
England (Oxford Seminar) Dr. Prud'homme Politics, Religion & Culture Summer
India Dr. McCollum & Dr. Leupold Music & Anthropology Winter
Nicaragua Dr. Carr & Dr. Van Meter Biology Winter

International Internships

If you are interested in participating in an internship overseas during the summers and/or winter breaks, please read the following document carefully. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Assistant Director for Study Abroad, Alex Levy, at or Assistant Dean for Curricular Enrichment, Tya Pope, at 
International Internships Fact Sheet 07-11-2017.docx