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Undergraduate Faculty Led International Courses

Note: All faculty-led courses have been suspended for the 2020-21 academic year.

This page can be used to inform about the kinds of faculty-led options that will be available again in coming years, and will be updated as soon as we know more.

Faculty-led international courses are 3-credit intensive study abroad experiences offered during semester breaks. On these courses, a Bentley professor leads his/her students on an immersive learning experience in a region of the world where the professor has expertise. Faculty-led international courses offer students the opportunity to combine cultural activities with business, NGO, or other relevant site visits. Students benefit from personal interactions with companies and organizations they would not encounter as a tourist.

Faculty-led international courses are approximately 10 to 15 days in length during January break, Spring break (as part of a Spring semester course), or in May after exams. The intensive format allows students to study abroad without missing a semester at Bentley.

Click on the icon for each course below to read a detailed course description and view a sample itinerary and syllabus. Applications can be accessed from each course description page.

past courses
students in italy

January 2020: Italy and Bulgaria

Course: MG 3900
Career Challenges: Gender and Culture


March 2020: England

Course: LA 145
English Origins of American Law

student in france

March 2020: France

Course: HI 3900
French Fancy: The Wine Industry and the Making of Modern France


March 2020: France

Course: IDCC 3900
Forward Fashion, Omni Retail and the Creative Consumer

students abroad

March 2020: Ghana

Course: NASE 318
Global Health Challenges in a Changing World

students abroad

March 2020: Guinea

Course: MK 3900
Doing Market Research for Social Impact - Working with Social Enterprises in Subsistence Markets


May 2020: Czechia and Germany

Course: GLS 270
Contemporary Europe


May 2020: Ireland

Course: CS 3900
The New "Cel-Tech Tiger:" Balancing the High-Tech Innovations and Ethical Challenges of the Internet of Things


May 2020: Peru

Course: MLSP 205
Intermediate Spanish Language Immersion

south africa

May 2020: South Africa

Course: MG 3900
Responsible Leadership for Sustainable Development in South Africa - Looking out for People, Place and Profits 


May 2020: Vietnam

Course: MG 4900
Understanding the Interaction Between Technology, Business and Culture in Vietnam

Financial Information

Costs vary by program type; please see the course budget sheet for individual program fees. All program fees include tuition in the advertised price. Airfare is billed separately at the exact purchase cost after arrangements have been finalized.


Additional financial information, including the refund/withdrawal policy for faculty-led programs, is available on our finances page. Please contact the Office of International Education with questions.

The costs of a faculty-led international course 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.