TWU has a long standing tradition of faculty leading various student groups abroad in conjunction with coursework. Education Abroad Programs manages the approval process for individual study abroad courses offered by TWU and can provide support in the planning and execution of programs abroad.
See the approved Faculty-Led Programs for the current academic year.
Faculty-Led Program Policies
All participants must:
- Meet eligibility requirements
- Pay the Education Abroad Fee
- Register to participate in Education Abroad programs: Find and Register for Abroad Programs
All programs must:
- Follow TWU Policies and Procedures for Education Abroad [Policy 1.17]
- Follow the Faculty-Led Programs Timeline and Deadlines for planning and executing abroad programs
- Comply with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Monitor Travel Warnings and Alerts, and adhere to notification policies
Travel Warnings and Alerts
State Department Travel Warnings
- Faculty leaders must monitor Warnings before and during travel and comply with TWU policy regarding trip cancellations. If a Warning is issued before or after the trip arrangements have been made or after the group has departed, the trip must be cancelled. Travel Warnings are issued to describe long-term, protracted conditions that make a country dangerous or unstable. A Travel Warning is also issued when the U.S. government’s ability to assist American citizens is constrained due to the closure of an embassy or consulate or because of a drawdown of its staff
State Department Travel Alerts
- Faculty leaders must monitor Alerts and notify participants if an Alert is issued so that participants can decide if they want to cancel. At Travel Alert is issued to disseminate information about short-term conditions, generally within a particular country, that pose imminent risks to the security of U.S. citizens.
It is highly recommended that ALL travelers purchase Travel Cancellation Insurance in the case of an Alert or Warning.
Students with Disabilities
The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies in the United States; many countries do not have the levels of access available in the U.S (i.e. historic buildings that do not have elevators). The Office of Disability Services for Students (DSS) works with TWU staff and faculty as well as the staff at the overseas sites to provide reasonable accommodations where appropriate and feasible. According to the law, accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis and are not required if they would require a fundamental alteration of the program or would present an undue hardship to the university. If students are not able to perform the essential requirements of the course (with or without accommodations), then they are not qualified to participate in the program.
DSS Student Requirements:
- Meet the standard university eligibility requirements in applying and registering for education abroad programs
- Begin planning for education abroad with DSS at least one year before the planned program to identify challenges existing in particular countries
- Be registered with DSS in order to receive accommodations by the deadline for advance notice for education abroad. If the student chooses not to disclose any disability-related needs until abroad, he/she is subject to the same policies and procedures for course participation as any other student
- Identify disability-related potential barriers that could affect participation in the course, and consider the impact on:
- Classroom participation
- Academic supports (i.e. testing, writing, and reading)
- Health services (i.e. counseling, medication)
- Assistive technology
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