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The Office of Teaching and Learning with Technology manages the approval process for individual Study Abroad courses offered by TWU. Students seeking information about traveling abroad for a full semester or any other kind of independent travel study should refer to the Office of International Education travel site.



Participation in study abroad is available to students age 18 and older through credit-bearing courses and to guests age 18 and older. Study abroad travelers are limited to the following groups, each with its own requirements:

Approved Study Abroad/Out-of-State Faculty Led Trips for 2014 - 2015 Academic Year

Destination Travel Dates Course(s) Faculty Leaders
Japan October 11 - 19, 2014 NURS 6903.61 Dr. Sandra Cesario
Dr. Adrian Melissinos
Italy January 6 - 13, 2015 ENG 2043.90, 4913.90, 5903.90 Dr. Guy Litton
Beth Yelverton
Dr. Hugh Burns
Dr. Gretchen Busl
Gretchen Knurr
China     March 13 - 24, 2015 NURS 6903.60 Dr. Fuqin Liu
Dr. Judith McFarlane
Netherlands April 9 - 17, 2015 NURS 5005, 5525, 5625, 5683 Dr. Rita DelloStritto
Dr. Anne Koci
Las Vegas, NV &
Los Angeles, CA
May 4 - 28, 2015 FT 3173 Dr. Sheri Dragoo
Dr. Anna Magie
Peru May 12 - 23, 2015 NURS 4902.60 & 6903.60 Dr. Joan E. Edwards
Dr. Allison Huffman
Colorado, Nebraska,
Wyoming & South Dakota
May 17 - 23, 2015 HIST 4903 & 5903
GOV 4903 & 5903
Dr. Jeffrey Robb
Dr. Jacob Blosser
Paris, France May 18 - 28, 2015 BUS 5503.50 Dr. Molly Russ
Dr. Lin Zou
Vietnam May 26 - June 8, 2015 NURS 4902.69 & 6903.69 Dr. Tuong-Vi Ho
Dr. Joan Edwards
Spain June 8 - 21, 2015 ART 4563.01
ART 5563.01
Dr. John Calabrese
Margaret Calabrese

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 Support Services (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 for study abroad programs.
  • Begin planning for study abroad with the office of Disability Support Services at least one year before the planned trip to identify challenges existing in particular countries.
  • Be registered with the office of Disability Support Services in order to receive accommodations by the deadline for advance notice for study 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
    • Housing
    • Transportation
    • Academic supports (i.e., testing, writing, and reading)
    • Health services (i.e., counseling, medication)
    • Assistive technology

page last updated 3/9/2015 11:20 AM