Faculty-led programs are unique, 10-15 day intensive study abroad experiences offered during semester breaks. On these programs, a Bentley professor takes his/her students on an immersive learning experience in a region of the world where the professor has expertise. Faculty-led programs offer students the opportunity to combine cultural activities with business, NGO, or other relevant site visits. Students have the advantage of meeting contacts at overseas organizations they would not likely encounter as a tourist, all while getting to travel with other Bentley students in their class.
Because faculty-led programs take place during the January break, Spring break (as part of a Spring semester course), or in May after exams, students are able to study abroad without being gone from Bentley for an entire semester.
Use the left-hand menu to see a list of this year's faculty-led programs.*
*Bentley's 2015 program offerings will be announced in August 2014.
Application links are available on each program page. Applicants will be asked to submit a letter of intent, and will also be instructed to make a $500 non-refundable deposit. The deposit guarantees that if accepted, the applicant is committed to enrolling in the course and participating in the program. If for some reason we are unable to run the course, or if an applicant is not accepted into the program, the deposit will be refunded.
Costs vary by program type; please see the course budget sheet for individual program fees. Intensive programs, including wintersession and summer programs, include tuition in the advertised price. Spring Embedded courses are charged as part of the regular semester tuition and the program costs listed are additional travel related costs. Additional financial information, including the refund/withdrawal policy for faculty-led programs, is available on our Finances page.
The costs of a faculty-led program are not included in the determination of Bentley need-based or merit-based aid. However, it may be possible to obtain loans for these costs. Please visit the Office of Financial Assistance and speak with a financial aid counselor to discuss these options.