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International Education


Undergraduate Faculty Led International Courses

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.

2024 Course Applications are now closed!

January 2024: Ghana

Course: NAS 3900
Biodiversity, Health and Disease in Ghana

Application Closed

March 2024: Jamaica

MK 444
Jamaican Journeys: Unveiling Brands, Culture, and Consumer Trends

Application Closed

March 2024: England

Course: LA 145
English Origins of American Law

Application Closed
Brownstein, Daniel
Roy's Peak

May 2024: Peru

Course: MLSP 205
Intermediate Language Immersion

Application Closed

May 2024: France

Course: MLFR 205
Global Paris

Application Closed

May 2024: Bahamas

Course: NAS 3900
From Shore to Sea: Caribbean Ecosystems & their Services

Application Closed

May 2024: London

Course: IDCC 444
Public Relations Abroad

Application Closed

May 2024: South Africa

Course: MG 3900
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Social Justice (DEIJ) in South Africa: Consulting to Cross-Cultural Organization Change

Application Closed

Dates & Deadlines

January & March 2024 Faculty-Led Deadlines

  • October 1, 2023: Scholarship & early bird application deadline
  • October 13, 2023: Scholarship announcements
  • October 15, 2023: Final application deadline
  • October 22, 2023: Acceptance announcements

May 2024 Faculty-Led Deadlines

  • January 15, 2024: Scholarship & early bird application deadline
  • January 29, 2024: Scholarship announcements
  • January 31, 2024: Final application deadline
  • February 4, 2024: Acceptance announcements

Financial Information

Costs vary by program type; please see the course budget sheet for individual program fees. A range of estimated program expenses can be found below:

Budget Item: Estimated Cost Range:
Program Fee: $3,000 - $5,200
Airfare: $900 - $1,800
Admin Fee: $125


 Hold up!Bentley merit scholarships do not apply to Faculty-Led International courses. 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. 


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.


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