Student exploring his surroundings while studying abroad.

Faculty-Led Programs

About Faculty-Led Programs

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! Learn more about the basics of Pace faculty-led study abroad programs in this pre-recorded “Faculty-Led Programs" info session or attend a weekly "Faculty-Led Programs" virtual inf`o session.

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. Faculty-led programs are also a good option for those considering a longer study abroad experience, but you want to see if you’ll like it first. 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 (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).

Review the FAQ about Faculty-Led Programs or email with questions.

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2023-2024 Programs and Application Deadlines

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.

Fall 2024

With travel during January 2025

Summer 2024

  • India - PSY 296K/651O: Understanding a Globalized World - This is a summer stand-alone 3-credit course in the beautiful coastal city of Goa. It is not a faculty-led program; it is a more independent program where you will be co-taught in India by Pace Professor Sonia Suchday and Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) professors. Open to all majors. - program cancelled

Spring 2024

With travel during Spring Break

With travel during Summer (May, June, or July)

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Costs Associated with Faculty-Led Programs

Faculty-led courses are Pace semester courses (that feature a study abroad component), which means full-time Pace undergraduates pay no additional tuition charge for the overseas program as long as they have not exceeded the 18-credit limit for the semester. Graduate students who are billed on a per-credit basis will pay the tuition rate assessed by Student Accounts. 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 and finances here!

Budget Sheets

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.

Tuition Billing

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.

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Past Faculty-Led Programs


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.

Hear Mackenzie’s full story about doing a faculty-led program in Rome on Pace Education Abroad’s YouTube!

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 and Chile – FIN 360/680V: International Finance, Lubin Field Study
  • Austria and Finland – Seidenberg Design Factory
  • Belgium and 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 and 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 and 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 and Sweden – MAR 356/MAR 680H: International Marketing, Lubin Field Study
  • Ecuador – TCH 296E/EDU 696E: Ecuador with a Cause: Service Learning and 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 and 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 and 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 and Malaysia – MAR356G/680T: International Marketing, Lubin Field Study
  • Spain – SPA101/102 and SPA280/283: Spanish (in Alicante)
  • Switzerland – International Model UN Conferences

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