Faculty-led Programs

Studying abroad during the Winter, Summer or Spring Break sessions is an excellent introduction to life in another country and also serves as an alternative to those who do not have the flexibility to participate in semester study abroad programs.

Every year the roster of short-term faculty-led study abroad programs may change and are announced over the summer and fall of the academic year. The following table is the current list of short-term program offerings for the 2018-19 Academic Year.

If you are interested, please see the appropriate faculty leader for more information or stop by the Spiegel Center.

  • RWU "Bridging the World" & "Global Engagement" SCHOLARSHIPS are available and should be filled out at the time of application.
  • It is not guaranteed that each program will run every year.
  • Requirements include a satisfactory GPA, judicial history and faculty leader approval. Additional requirements may apply.
  • All information is subject to change.

Winter

LocationProgram DatesCROpen ToPre-Req'sCourseFacultyProgram FeeApp Deadline
ChileDec 27- Jan 206All MajorsUniversity prerequisite to enroll in a senior seminarCORE 430: Identity and Social Class; LALS 430: Special Topics - ChilePeter Alfeiri; Susan Bosco$5,628 (airfare not included)11/1
(students can apply TBD)
RomeJan 2-143All Majors2.5 GPAEDU 380: Special Topics from Myth to Art: Recapturing the Gods/Goddesses of Ancient RomeJune Speakman; Susan Pasquarelli$2,774 (airfare not included)CLOSED
Dominican RepublicJan 2-196JOUR 490 Junior standing or consent of instructorHIST 100 or consent of instructor, LALS 100 or consent of instructorHIST 483/LALS 430: Social Justice in Latin America/ LALS Capstone; JOUR 490: Cultures in Contact, Social Justice in HispaniolaPaola Prado; Autumn Quezada-Grant$3,932 (airfare not included)CLOSED
PanamaJan 10-204All Majors BIO 305 Neotropical Marine BiologyBrian Wysor; David Taylor$3,896 (airfare not included)CLOSED
LondonJan 11-203Instructor PermissionAcct. 201 & 202ACCTG 325: International Financial ReportingLynn Ruggieri$2,645 (airfare not included)11/1
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JamaicaJan 13-211SophomoresDSGN 200, GPA 3.0, or by consent of instructorPSYCH/PH Special Topics: Community Mental Health in JamaicaBecky Spritz$2,548 (airfare not included)CLOSED

Spring Break

LocationProgram DatesCROpen ToPre-Req'sCourseFacultyProgram FeeApp Deadline
Roger SeminarTBA3FreshmanFall 2019 enrollment in a section of the Roger SeminarRetracing Roger SeminarCharlotte Carrington-Farmer; Jason Jacobs$2048 (airfare included)11/1
Strasbourg, France Optional travel lab for a spring semester 3 credit courseInstructor PermissionStudents must enroll in IB 250 and obtain instructor's signature on add slip to add this course.IB 250.01: International Business: European UnionMinoo Tehrani$1980 (airfare not included)View more information
MunichMar 9-171All Majors LANG 430: Conversation in ContextAnthony Hollingsworth$1,384 (airfare not included)11/1
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Summer

LocationProgram DatesCROpen ToPre-Req'sCourseFacultyProgram FeeApp Deadline
Alba & Venice, ItalyMay 20 - May 31 (abroad); June 1 -21 (online work/assignments)3All Majors2.5 GPAMUS 299: The Italian Musical Impulse; MUS 212: Great Personalities in MusicElliot McKinley$3,950 (airfare not included)11/1
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ParisMay 20-31 (abroad); June 1-21 (online work/assignments)6All Majors2.3 GPAHST 490: Cultures in Contact: Parisian Identity - Superiority, Identity, Applicability; AMST 370: Americans in Paris: A Story of WomenLaura D'Amore; Jeffrey Meriwether$3,374 (airfare not included)11/1
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Germany, Belgium & EnglandMay 13-17 (online via Bridges) Two dates in May for lab instruction; May 21-June 3 (abroad); August (Post Program lab)3All Majors21 or older by first day of the course and university prerequisite to enroll in a senior seminarCORE 430: Beer CultureRobert Cole; Cliff Timpson$4,327 (airfare not included)CLOSED
England & FranceMay 21-31(on campus lectures); June 1-10 (abroad)3All MajorsPermission of InstructorHIST 490: Cultures in Context: World War II: Truth vs. Myth and MemoryDebra Mulligan$4,025 (airfare not included)11/1
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GreeceMay 19-June 1 (abroad); June 25-July 28 (online work/assignments)3All MajorsUniversity prerequisite to enroll in a senior seminarCORE 451: It's All Greek To UsAnthony Hollingsworth$3131(airfare not included)CLOSED
Perugia, ItalyJuly 31 - August 28, 20193All MajorsPermission of InstructorACCT 310: Fraud ExaminationLynn Ruggieri

$3921  (airfare not included)

11/1
(APPLY NOW)

FOR MORE DETAILED AND UPDATED PROGRAM INFORMATION AND TO APPLY PLEASE VISIT THE RWU STUDY ABROAD PORTAL

Roger Williams University reserves the right to cancel Faculty-led programs offered during the academic year for insufficient enrollment or for any other reason. Should it prove necessary to do so the school will notify all registrants.

Scholarships for Faculty-led Short Term Programs

Students applying to RWU-sponsored short term study abroad programs are eligible to apply for the Bridging the World and Global Engagement Scholarships. 

The Bridging the World Scholarship has 2 criteria for which scholarships can be awarded:

  • Scholarship awards based on academic merit only
  • Scholarships based on financial need and academic merit

The Global Engagement Scholarship is a need based scholarship only based on an the applicant's FAFSA score.

Students can obtain a scholarship fact sheet and application at the Spiegel Center for Global and International Programs.

All scholarship applications should be submitted in hard copy to the Spiegel Center

FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION AND TO DOWNLOAD SCHOLARSHIP FORMS VISIT THE SPIEGEL CENTER ABROAD OFFICE WEBSITE.