The Division of Extended Learning & Outreach (DELO) formed the WKU Study Away program in 2010, offering off-campus programs that help students apply lessons from the classroom in a practical, hands-on setting. Now WKU Study Away has expanded to also administer Faculty-Led Study Abroad (FLSA) courses in collaboration with the Office of Study Abroad and Global Learning and their academic departments and American Traveler, a non-credit experiential learning program.
During Winter Term 2017, Study Away offered courses in Arizona, Hawaii, Tennessee, Utah, Nevada, New York City, and Washington DC. Courses were offered in geography, floodplain management, film, hospitality management, sports management, and theater to over 105 students and non-credit participants.
The Office of Study Away also partners with faculty and academic department to administer Faculty-Led Study Abroad. During Winter Term 2017 faculty taught in Australia, Costa Rica, and France with over sixty students studying economics, biology, and leadership, respectively.
The goal is to provide students the opportunity to enhance their academic achievement by providing unique experiences that complements their coursework. Along with this faculty get to teach in a new way making their location their classroom.
Spring and Summer courses are open with over 34 different locations available for students to earn WKU credit. New programs include courses in Spain, Italy, South Korea, Florida, and New Mexico.
For more information, visit www.wku.edu/studyaway or the Office of Study Away at 270-745-4512.
Study Away is a unit of the Division of Extended Learning and Outreach.