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.
January 2020: Italy and Bulgaria
Course: MG 3900
Career Challenges: Gender and Culture
March 2020: England
Course: LA 145
English Origins of American Law
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
March 2020: Ghana
Course: NASE 318
Global Health Challenges in a Changing World
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
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
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
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.
- The International Citizens Group Study Abroad Scholarship will be awarded to one student annually to cover the cost of participation in a faculty-led international course or GBE up to $5000.
- The Earle and Sloan Travel Fellowship will be awarded to one student recipient annually to cover the cost of participation in a faculty-led international course or GBE up to $5,200.
- The Global Social Responsibility Fund assists students with financial need to participate in a faculty-led international course or GBE. The course must take place in the developing world and address issues of social concern.
- The Herbert J. and Susan P. Maletz Study Abroad Expendable Scholarship Fund is offered to Bentley students who have significant financial need and are seeking their first international experience to participate in a faculty-led international course or GBE. Up to $5000 will be awarded annually.
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.