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Faculty-Led Programs

In faculty led programs, Tarleton faculty members establish a program in their area of expertise and teach Tarleton students in an overseas environment. Faculty design the program in consultation with the International Programs Office. Students register at Tarleton directly in the course they will take while abroad. They receive credit and a grade for the course work they complete. This type of program is usually provided during the May semester or Summer term and generally involves two to three weeks of study in a foreign country. In some cases, part of the course work occurs on the Tarleton campus.

Students who are enrolled at other universities should contact the International Programs Office for transient admission details.


  • Students go abroad with other Tarleton students under the supervision of a Tarleton State University faculty member
  • On-site logistics such as accommodations, in-country transportation, and excursions are arranged for the students
  • Instruction is in English, unless otherwise noted
  • Many programs are designed as electives, providing study abroad options to students from nearly every major


Eligibility criteria varies from program to program. The minimum requirements are:

  • Cumulative 2.0 GPA
  • Good academic and conduct standing
  • Attendance at Pre-Departure Orientation

Some programs may have additional requirements, such as:

  • Higher GPA
  • Meeting or interview with faculty leader

Some programs accept students based on minimum requirements on a first-come, first-served basis, while others accept students on a competitive basis.

Application Process

  1. Explore programs using the program search in the Study Abroad Portal
  2. Meet with program's study abroad advisor and faculty leader to get more information about program. Create and complete the Tarleton Faculty-Led program application by clicking the "Apply Now" button on the program-specific webpage.
  3. Once the application is complete, it will be reviewed by a representative from International Programs and/or faculty leader, after which you will be notified of a decision through email. Please note that the timeline of application review varies from program to program.
  4. Once the application is approved, you will be notified and asked to confirm your participation.
  5. Complete all pre-departure application items in the Tarleton Study Abroad application.

Program Offerings

The International Programs Office coordinates over 25 faculty-led programs over the course of the academic year. Explore the link below to see the list of faculty-led program offerings: