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Ongoing Study Abroad Opportunities

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Ongoing Opportunities

Travel Study Programs


Program title: Ecology of a Barrier Island: Cumberland Island National Seashore

Trip Director: Dr. Patrice Cole

Dates: May 21-28, 2023

Price:  $700 plus tuition


Course: ENV 400

The course will be especially relevant to students in the environmental science emphasis for biology and chemistry major, but any TWU student may participate and receive course credit. Students will explore the complex landscape of beach, dunes, maritime forest, pine forest, freshwater lake, tidal flats, and salt marsh.  They will learn to identify the characteristic flora and fauna of each ecosystem and the habitat needs of each species. Human history and culture of the barrier island will be explored to emphasize the role of humans in natural ecosystems.


Program title: Language, History and Culture: Spain and France

Trip Director:  Dr. Ana Barrios

Dates: June 7 – 16 2023

Price: $3,000


The purpose of this trip is to give students the opportunity to immerse in the Spanish and French languages and to become familiar with the culture, history, and the arts in both countries. This trip is available to all students that have taken French or Spanish elementary, intermediate, or advanced courses.

SPA 399 or FRE 399 are available (3 credits). Tuition is paid separately to TWU and it is ot part of the trip budget. Students may participate without enrolling in the courses.


Proposed Title: Spain, France, and Italy - Spring Break Travel Abroad

Trip Director/Co-Director: Dr. Martha Maddox

and Mrs. Anne Montgomery

Dates: March 2, 2023 – March 11, 2023

Price: $3,558


The students will be exposed to new cultures and experiences that will influence them in the business world. This trip is open to anyone

Course: BUS 391 Cross-Cultural Management and Travel (3 credits)

The impact of culture and management will be major components of this course.  Emphasis on communication skills, leadership traits, cultural diversity, decision-making, and negotiation skills needed to conduct business globally will be examined.                                                                                                




The ACA (Appalachian College Association) is very pleased to announce the launch of its Study Away Network. Students at TWU now have access to study abroad or domestic study away experiences offered by other institutions in the consortium. Follow the link to find current Study Away Programs:

makes innovative and exciting programs accessible by offering over 90 programs worldwide. See


INTERNATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAMS (ISEP) provides various types of programs at over 100 study sites worldwide. Virtual internships are available too. See


CENTER FOR CROSS-CULTURAL STUDIES (CC-CS) offers Spanish-language learning experiences in Spain, Argentina, Cuba, and Puerto Rico as well as courses in English. See


COOPERATIVE CENTER FOR STUDY ABROAD (CCSA) offers courses to students in primarily English-speaking countries around the world. Contact Dr. Barrios ( to learn more about these great opportunities.  


SUMMER STUDY IN FRANCE THROUGH THE CHEZ VOUS PROGRAM, depending on the study track, students gain 6-18 hours of French credit. Students must have completed French 102 or higher in order to participate. Contact


TWU’S RECIPROCAL AGREEMENT WITH NAGASAKI WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY offers a transfer semester or year at our sister institution. Pay TWU’s tuition, but study in Isahaya, Japan. Contact Dr. Ana Barrios at