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Faculty-Led Study Abroad

The spirit of adventure

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The Division of Extended Learning & Outreach is committed to supporting student participation in faculty-led study abroad programs in partnership with Study Abroad & Global Learning.


Exclusive offer for students accepted into an approved WKU Faculty-Led Study Abroad program





Application Opens

Winter 2015

November 15, 2014

October 8, 2014

Spring 2015

November 15, 2014

October 8, 2014

Summer 2015

March 8, 2015


Fall 2015

April 1, 2015



Remember to apply for a WorldTopper Scholarship as well.  More here.



Check out some projects from Winter & Summer 2013


See Ian Dowty's project from his Cuba study abroad program.





  • Acceptance into a Faculty-Led Study Abroad program (and complete your application for the program).
  • Receiving another study abroad scholarship.
  • Registered for a WKU course within a WKU faculty-led study abroad program. 
  • Propose a session for the Kentucky Study Abroad Symposium (see info below).
  • Preference given to Pell grant recipients.
  • Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.



  1. Send email to with the following information:
    1. Name and WKU ID number,
    2. FLSA program name, faculty name, and destination,
    3. Name of other study abroad awards for which you've applied, and
    4. Acknowledgment that you will submit a proposal to the Study Abroad symposium.
  2. If any information is missing or unclear, your application will not be considered.
  3. Submit proposal to the Study Abroad Symposium.  See link below.
  4. Awards will be made after verifying the information you provide and reviewing your symposium proposal. 
  5. If your symposium proposal is accepted, you will receive an email stating the process of accepting the award. 
  6. No award is guaranteed prior to award notification and the maximum award is $250.



The Fourth Annual Kentucky Statewide Study Abroad Symposium
Saturday, March 28, at WKU.
See the symposium web site.
Proposal deadline:  December 1.

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