Faculty-Led Programs 2014

Information on 2015 Faculty Led programs coming soon!


How do I apply for a program?

Download the Study Abroad Application Packet: 2013-2014 FL Application Packet

Application & Fee Payment Deadlines:

Typically, faculty led programs taking place in the summer months have an application deadline in January, unless otherwise noted below. Program payments are split up into installments throughout the spring semester, with tuition and fee charges posted in late April.  (The Theatre in London program takes place over Spring Break and will require earlier application and fee deadlines.)

How much will my tuition and fee payment be?   

View the fee chart published by the Office of Student Accounts to check the cost of your 3 or 6 hour course(s) for a full 13-week summer session.  

What if I need to drop out of the program after applying?

Download and carefully review the Study Abroad Refund Policy and Withdrawal Form: Refund Policy and Withdrawal Form  Be sure to review the cancellation and refund policy carefully prior to submitting a program application. All payments are non-refundable.

By what date do I need to apply for the program?

All programs, unless otherwise noted, will have an application deadline of Friday, January 17, 2014. As noted in the Application Packet, a complete application will include the faculty leader's signature of approval and a receipt showing payment of the $500 Deposit to the Office of Student Accounts.

What does the cost of my program include?

The publicized program cost is the amount you will pay to the Office of Student Accounts. For some programs, tuition and fees is an additional amount. For each program, you may be required to purchase additional items prior to departure or upon arrival. Please review the Price Details posted for each program to see what is included in your program fees.





CSPA in China  ·  May 12 – 27, 2014

This program is only open to CSPA graduate students, for more details regarding this course, please contact the Faculty Leader.

Application Deadline: Friday, January 31, 2014



Dr. Lawrence Mrozek · Leadership Studies · Mashburn Hall Room 230

Spring 2014 Course – CSPA 6360: Cultural Differentiation and Outreach

This course incorporates a 15-day study tour immersing students in a university setting in Qingdao, China, into a class that addresses literature and issues on multiculturalism, diversity, and social justice in higher education settings in the U.S. and other countries. The course is designed to develop an understanding of multicultural issues affecting post-secondary education, develop strategies related to multicultural goals within post-secondary institutions, and to explore the internationalization of student affairs as a profession. The trip also includes a three-day cultural immersion experience in Beijing and cultural events in Qingdao.

CSPA in China Itinerary

CSPA in China Price Details

CSPA Flight Itinerary


Mind and Body: Healthcare in China · May 2 – 12, 2014



Dr. Kevin Garrison · PT Center Room 329 · Physical Therapy


PTHY 4290/5290-Topics in Physical Therapy: International Study Field Trip

This short-term study abroad program, led by professors from UCA Physical Therapy and Psychology and Counseling departments, intends to enhance student’ cross-cultural experience with respect to the impacts of Chinese culture on provision of healthcare services, both physical and psychological. It will include pre-departure lectures and readings about the Chinese culture and the status of Physical and Psychological Therapies in China. In-country activities will include visits to various healthcare settings and interaction with healthcare professionals. Visits will include important culturally significant sites that represent traditional Chinese culture as well as sites that emphasize China’s rapid development as an emerging presence in world economics and healthcare. This program will not only enable students to increase their awareness of multicultural and diversity issues in both their daily life and professional activities, but also empower students and faculty with the knowledge of China, including its history, culture, state of medical and psychological services including strengths and weaknesses, and future prospects.

Healthcare in China Itinerary

Mind and Body Price Details

Healthcare in China Flight Itinerary


Liberal Arts in Paris: A Movable Feast · May 31– June 21, 2014



Dr. Phillip Bailey · Irby Hall Room 207F · World Languages

Dr. Charles Bane · State Hall · English

Dr. Chris Craun · Irby Hall  Room 416 · History

Dr. Jacob Held · Harrin Hall Room 133 · Philosophy


WLAN 2315-Cultural Studies: Short Stories of Albert Camus, FREN 3398-Intensive French Abroad

ENGL 4385-Studies in British and American Literature, FILM 2300: Film Appreciation

HIST 1310-World History I, HIST 4360-Birth of Europe

PHIL 2325-Contemporary Moral Problems, PHIL 3360-Philosophy of Art

Hemingway wrote that if you visit Paris as as young person, “Then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.” This program hopes to provide a deeper understanding and informed appraisal of the liberal arts, particularly those connected to French art, culture, language, history, philosophy, and literature. Students will visit the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame, Sacre-Coeur, Arc de Triomphe, the Georges Pompidou Center, the pantheon, Sainte-Chapelle, Musee d’Orsay, Musee Rodin, the Espace Montmartre Salvador Dali, and Versaille.

Liberal Arts in Paris Itinerary

Paris Price Details

Flights are not included with this program. All students must purchase their own flights that correspond with the dates of the program in Paris. For reference, the itineraries of the faculty leaders are offered below. You may choose to purchase the same flight if you wish to travel with one of your professors.

Bailey and Held, Paris Itinerary

Craun, Paris Itinerary


Theatre in London ·  March 22 – March 29, 2014  Spring Break

Application Deadline: Friday, November 15, 2013



Professor Chris Fritzges  · Snow Fine Arts Room 219B


THEA 2300-Theatre Appreciation

THEA 3150/3250/3350-Directed Study in Theatre

Theatre is about human beings and this class will explore its role to humanity. The attempt is to learn more about ourselves while attempting to help you gain the ability to appreciate, analyze, evaluate - and enjoy - a theatrical event in its artistic, socio-political and cultural contexts. Students will come to appreciate theatre as an entertaining and educational art form and understand the collaborative creative process by which it comes alive.

Theatre in London Itinerary

Theatre Pricing Details

London Destination Report

Theatre in London Agenda


 UCA in Florence and Paris · June 2 – June 30, 2014



Dr. Kenith V. Sobel · Mashburn Hall Room 260 · Psychology and Counseling


PSYC 4383-Special Topics in Psychology, PSYC 4380-Independent Readings in Psychology

UCA in Florence and Paris is an interdisciplinary program that studies art and architecture before, during and after the Renaissance. It looks through the lenses of economics and psychology. The two disciplines together impart a comprehensive picture of how and why Renaissance art and architecture was created, how the artistic techniques developed during the Renaissance changed our view of the world and ushered in the modern world. The program imparts a broad understanding that is unavailable from any one single discipline.

UCA in Florence & Paris Itinerary

Florence & Paris Price Details

Friends of the Uffizi Museum Pass

UCA in Florence and Paris flight itinerary


 Science and Society in Rwanda · May 9 – June 12, 2014

 Application Deadline: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 (The last day to drop/add a spring course.)



Professor Leah Horton · Lewis Science Center Room 180 · Biology

Dr. Jayme Millsap Stone · Harrin Hall 208 · Learning Communities/World Languages


BIOL 4390-Special Topics in Biology

WLAN 2315-Cultural Studies

Science and Society in Rwanda is an interdisciplinary service-learning opportunity for students enrolled in either Dr. Stone’s Cultural Studies (WLAN 2315) or Professor Horton’s Biology (BIOL 4390) course. While each course has independent learning outcomes, both will investigate the intersection of science and culture through service-learning. Students will discuss issues such as the colonial creation of race, modernity, material culture, environmentalism, & society, and the 1994 genocide. Site visits include national museums, national parks, educational and healthcare facilities, and genocide memorials to reinforce the learning objectives. All students will participate in service-learning projects that address quality education, environmental conservation, access to basic needs and social entrepreneurship.

Rwanda Itinerary

Rwanda Price Details

Science & Society in Rwanda Flight Itinerary


HONC 3310-Junior Seminar is a course option for each program pending approval from Patricia Smith in the Honors College and the Faculty Leader. Students who wish to earn Honors College credit must select one of the courses listed above to complete assignments which will count for HONC 3310 credit.