Faculty-Led Study Abroad
- About Faculty-Led Programs
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Programs & Application Deadlines
- COVID-19 Considerations
- Costs & Scholarships
- Past Faculty-Led Programs & Student Testimonials
What is a faculty-led program?
Faculty-led study abroad programs are Pace courses taught by Pace professors that feature a short-term study abroad component. They are linked to a for-credit semester course, with a 1-3 week overseas program during January, spring, or summer. (If you are enrolled in a Fall faculty-led program, you’ll travel in January; if you enroll in a Spring faculty-led program, you’ll travel during Spring Break or summer.) They offer an extraordinary opportunity for real-world experiences abroad with Pace faculty and classmates!
What are the advantages of faculty-led programs?
There are so many benefits to participating in study abroad! You’ll earn credit towards your degree while having a unique experience in a foreign culture. Combining strong academics and real-world experiences, study abroad helps make students more market-ready upon graduation. Participating in a faculty-led course abroad takes your learning outside the classroom with a Pace professor, and you’ll travel together with Pace classmates. Financially, the shorter program is a more affordable study abroad option; there’s no additional tuition costs and there are scholarships available. A faculty-led program can enrich your cross-cultural communications skills, intercultural awareness, and social life at Pace (by meeting new Pace classmates). You’ll develop a deeper global outlook and gain new insights, experiences, and friends.
How do I participate on a Faculty-Led Program?
Follow these steps to study abroad on a faculty-led program: Pace Faculty-Led Programs - Steps to Study Abroad (June 2020).pdf Unlike other Pace courses (where you register yourself via the Pace Portal), Education Abroad will register you in the respective faculty-led course on your behalf after you have completed an application and paid a deposit in Pace’s Study Abroad portal (Terra Dotta).
Click the program below to learn more and apply on Pace’s Study Abroad portal (Terra Dotta)! Check back for updates, as new programs are always in development.
The priority application deadline is April 15. Students are welcome to apply after this date on a space-available basis.
- Brussels & London - MAR 356/600 International Marketing, Lubin Field Study
- Costa Rica - ENG 223F Writing About Cultures
- Italy – EDU 296Q/696Q Following in the Footsteps of Early European Thinkers
January Intersession 2022
- India - PSY296K/PSY651O Understanding a Globalized World; or NUR299 Cross-Cultural Study: Health Care Delivery Systems
Note: This course is a January intersession course, meaning students are responsible for the tuition of the credits during the January intersession and program fee.
*in development, subject to change
Applications open in August. The priority application deadline is November 15. Students are welcome to apply after this date on a space-available basis.
With travel during Spring Break
- Location TBD – MCA 370/655: Producing the Documentary
With travel during Summer Break
- Argentina & Brazil – FIN 360/680V: International Finance, Lubin Field Study
- Denmark & Sweden – MAR 356/680H: International Marketing, Lubin Field Study
- China – ACC 675: International Accounting, Lubin Field Study
- Ecuador – TCH 296Z/EDU 696Z: Ecuador with a Cause: Service Learning & Cultural Program
- England – PAA 644: Public and Voluntary Service in the UK (Oxford)
- Greece – LIT 211Y: Writing the Greek Isles
- Greece – MAT 102: Mathematics for Life
- Italy – INT 197G & RES 101: Rome the Eternal City
Apply now on Pace’s Study Abroad portal (Terra Dotta)!
Pace is proceeding with Fall 2021 Faculty-Led Programs that feature study abroad in January 2022. The safety and security of Pace participants will always be our top priority. Read more about study abroad and COVID-19.
We understand that students may be hesitant about applying for faculty-led courses (with travel abroad) due to the global COVID-19 situation. We strongly advise that study abroad applicants don’t purchase flights connected to your faculty-led program until advised to do so by Pace Education Abroad. We also recommend that you complete your application for the faculty-led course you are interested in, and also select a backup Pace course on campus; this would protect you in case the evolving COVID-19 situation affects international travel (which could involve a course cancellation over the intervening months). If a faculty-led course is cancelled by Pace due to an ongoing COVID-19 threat or under-enrollment, the $500 deposit, $100 Study Abroad fee, and any of the remaining Program Fee that has been paid will be returned to students’ Pace account.
Faculty-led courses are Pace semester courses (that feature a study abroad component), so the course credits are imbedded in students’ total number of credit hours for Fall or Spring semester. In addition to Pace tuition, students pay (1) a Program Fee for the overseas component, and (2) a $100 Study Abroad Fee.
Simply, students pay a Program Fee + $100 Study Abroad Fee (plus Pace tuition).
Out-of-pocket expenses (airfare, visas, some meals, etc.) are not included and are the responsibility of the student.Review the specific program’s Budget Sheet for an estimate of total costs under the Costs/Scholarships tab of the program’s page on the Study Abroad portal (Terra Dotta).
When and who do I pay?
A $500 non-refundable deposit* — payable by credit card to Pace Education Abroad via the student's application in the Study Abroad portal (Terra Dotta) — is required to secure participation on a faculty-led program and be registered in the course by Education Abroad. The Program Fee and the $100 Study Abroad Fee are billed to the student's Pace account, coinciding with your semester payment upon course registration. The $500 deposit will appear as a credit towards the Program Fee on the Student Account. Students are subject to Pace University's Tuition Cancellation Policy.
*If Pace cancels the overseas component of a faculty-led program due to a threat (i.e., COVID-19) or under-enrollment, the $500 deposit, $100 Study Abroad fee, and any of the remaining Program Fee that has been paid will be returned to the students’ Pace accounts. If there are outstanding fees on the student’s account, the funds returned may automatically be applied to pay the balance due.
Find more answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Faculty-Led Program costs & finances here!
You can review an estimated Budget Sheet for your faculty-led program under the Costs/Scholarships tab of the program page on the Study Abroad portal (Terra Dotta). Out-of-pocket expenses (airfare, visas, some meals, etc.) are not included in the Program Fee and are the responsibility of the student. The costs outlined are an approximation, which varies depending on personal spending habits and individual needs.
There are scholarships for study abroad, and some are specific to Pace faculty-led programs. Read our Scholarships page for more information about scholarships offered by Lubin (international field studies = faculty-led programs), Dyson, and more. Plan for study abroad early, since scholarship application deadlines are early and the process takes time.
Undergraduate students should be mindful when planning their semester courses that taking more than 18 credits will incur additional tuition fees. Graduate students who are billed on a per-credit basis will pay the tuition rate assessed by Student Accounts.
View photos and hear from more Pace students about their experiences abroad!
Faculty-led program in Italy
When I started at Pace I didn’t think studying abroad was in the cards for me, and now I can't imagine my Pace experience without it. I participated on a faculty-led program entitled “Rome: the Eternal City” with Dr. Hundersmarck, and Rome absolutely stole my heart. Studying abroad has made me more confident, more independent, and a little bit adventurous which is saying a lot for me because I tend to be on the cautious side. But you spend time on your own, you talk to new people, you try new things. It's exciting, and if you do it you’ll feel like you can take on anything. It taught me that I was more capable than I was giving myself credit for, and I also found something I really enjoy – learning about different cultures, and trying new things (but most of all gelato). I highly recommend that you add studying abroad to your Pace Path because who knows what it will do for you.
Faculty-led program in Costa Rica
One of the best decisions I made at Pace was studying abroad in Costa Rica. Not a day goes by where I do not think about my time there, and we were only there for a week! The homestay family becomes your family and the experiences you have are incredible. You’ll visit hospitals and clinics, and that gets you thinking about our healthcare systems in the United States. Monteverde had the nicest people you will ever meet; they welcomed us with open arms. Costa Rica is the most beautiful country in the world, not only from its landmarks but the friends you’ll meet along the way. It’s a short-term program so you don’t feel like you’re away from home too long, which I really liked. I highly recommend anyone considering studying abroad to do this program.
Selection of Past Faculty-Led Programs
- Argentina & Chile — FIN 360/680V: International Finance, Lubin Field Study
- Austria & Finland — Seidenberg Design Factory
- Belgium & England — MAR 356: International Marketing, Lubin Field Study
- Belize — Nursing Elective Service-Learning
- Brazil — MGT 347: International Management, Lubin Field Study
- Bulgaria — PAPE 251: International Performance Experience
- China — ACC 675: International Accounting, Lubin Field Study
- China — MGT 347B/MGT 630/INB 670A: International Management, Lubin Field Study
- Costa Rica — BIO 301/ART 271: Collaboration & Consilience
- Costa Rica — ENG 223F: Writing About Cultures
- Costa Rica — LIT 212F: Global Crossings, Gathering Monteverde Oral Histories
- Costa Rica — NUR 395: Communications, Science, and Disorders & Health Science
- Costa Rica — SPA 101/102: Spanish
- Croatia — PAPE 251: International Performance Ensemble
- Cuba — MCA 254/655: Producing the Documentary – Sustainability in Cuba
- Denmark & Sweden — MAR 356/MAR 680H: International Marketing, Lubin Field Study
- Ecuador --- TCH 296E/EDU 696E: Ecuador with a Cause: Service Learning & Cultural Program
- England — HIS 201 Honors: The Building of England (in London)
- England — PAA 644: Seminar in Government Management, Local Government in the UK (in Oxford)
- France — PSY 296/651: Understanding a Globalized World (in Paris)
- Germany — FIN 358: International Finance (in Berlin)
- Germany — MGT 345/INB 670E: European Business Management (in Berlin)
- Greece — LIT 211Y: The Modern Odyssey
- Greece — PHI 297G/196B Honors: Ancient Greek Philosophy and Literature
- Hawaii — MCA 254/655: Producing the Documentary – Living on the Edge in Paradise
- India — FIN 360/680V: International Finance, Lubin Field Study
- India — NUR 350: Child Health Nursing/NUR 476 Community & Environmental Health Nursing
- India — NUR 299 Cross-Cultural Study: Health Care Delivery Systems
- India — PSY 296K/651O: Understanding a Globalized World
- Italy — Business Law (in Rome)
- Italy — EDU 296Q/696Q: Following the Footsteps of Early European Educational Thinkers
- Italy — HIS 197D: The Impact of Classical Civilization, Honors Program
- Italy — INT 197G & RES 101: Rome the Eternal City
- Japan — MAR356R/680R: International Marketing, Lubin Field Study
- Netherlands — NUR395: Nursing Elective
- Poland — PAGE271: Cultural Travel Experience
- Puerto Rico — MCA254/655: Producing the Documentary – "Bent but Not Broken"
- Singapore & Malaysia — MAR356G/680T: International Marketing, Lubin Field Study
- Spain — SPA101/102 & SPA280/283: Spanish (in Alicante)
- Switzerland — International Model UN Conferences