Immersive Travel Learning Opportunities

Through courses developed and led by Regis College faculty members, students have the opportunity to turn the world into their classroom by immersing themselves in the locations and cultural settings most relevant to their studies. Travel learning courses are eligible to satisfy core and major requirements, and they provide students with experiential learning opportunities abroad without disrupting their Fall or Spring semester course loads.

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Learning in a Global Classroom

一道本不卡免费高清Faculty-led, short-term, travel learning courses provide both faculty and students with opportunities to take their classrooms to the locations around the globe that bring the course content to life. They may be offered in all disciplines in the Regis College curriculum, and have been developed to be as affordable and accessible for students as possible while still upholding the academic standards and ethical commitments that serve as core values for any peikekhabari.comcational program offered.

While the majority of travel learning courses bring students to international locations, faculty are also invited to develop domestic travel learning courses that provide students with opportunities to extend the boundaries of their classroom studies across the United States.

Travel learning courses may be developed as stand-alone classes in which all instruction occurs abroad, or they may offer a blend of on-campus and travel-based instruction. While typically offered during the Summer Session term, travel learning courses may also be offed in the Spring and Fall semesters with the actual travel component occurring during the breaks in the regular course meeting schedules.

Faculty interested in proposing new travel learning courses are encouraged to visit the Faculty Information tab on this site to learn more about the proposal and approval process.

Students who would like to apply to participate in one of the upcoming travel learning courses should turn to both the Student Information and Financial Aid & Scholarships tabs.

All interested parties are encouraged to contact the Associate Dean一道本不卡免费高清 with questions or for more information about travel learning programs and opportunities.

Travel Learning Program Faculty Information

The Associate Dean for Academic Programs in Regis College serves as the primary point person throughout the development and implementation of travel learning courses. Faculty collaborate with the Associate Dean throughout the proposal and approval process, and a Travel Learning Proposal Review Committee (TLPRC) comprised of faculty representatives from the Academic Policies and Standards Committee (APSC) and College Core Curriculum Committee (CCCC) provides peer review and feedback on all proposed courses.

一道本不卡免费高清While some faculty will be asked to provide additional information or revisions to meet College and University-wide academic, logistical, financial and safety requirements, all effort is made to assist faculty in developing programs that will run successfully within the proposed time frame. All travel learning courses will go through a review prior to each offering, whether new or previously offered.

Planning Overview & Timeframe

一道本不卡免费高清A travel learning course is an educational experience in which all or some amount of time is spent engaged at activities outside the immediate campus community. While usually associated with international travel, it may also involve travel within the US. Academic programs that venture beyond the theoretical consideration of ideas into the world of action involve certain risks. In seeking approval for an activity, planners must anticipate both benefits and risks and provide participants with three essentials:

  • Accurate information about what to expect
  • Explicit and reasonable expectations of participant behavior
  • Reasonable precautions to protect all participants and the University

Important Documents

Phase I (12 - 18 Months Prior to Departure): Actions & Important Forms

Deadlines to Submit Regis College Travel Learning Course Proposal Forms

  • March 1 of the prior academic year for Summer and Fall programs (e.g. March 1, 2019 is the deadline for a Summer 2020 program)
  • October 1 of the prior academic year for Spring programs (e.g. October 1, 2014 is the deadline for a Spring Semester 2016 program)

Required Documents

Optional Documents

  • Supplemental Student Application
  • Marketing Plan

Phase II (6 - 12 Months Prior to Departure): Actions & Important Forms

The deadlines for submitting Phase II documents are decided through conversations between the faculty leader(s) and the Associate Dean, and they are influenced by the feedback provided by the TLPRC. Documents with an asterisk (*) indicate items developed in collaboration with the Associate Dean and other University-level offices.

Required Documents

  • Revised Course Syllabus
  • Revised Student Orientation & Re-Entry Plans
  • Revised Trip Itinerary
  • Revised Budget
  • Faculty Agreement(s)
  • * MoU with Program Provider/Partner (if applicable)
  • * Supplemental Student Application and Deadlines (if applicable)
  • * Crisis Management Plan
  • * Marketing Plan

Phase III (0 - 6 Months Prior to Departure): Actions & Important Forms

As the course enters Phase III of its planning process, the emphasis shifts to student recruitment and preparation. Faculty members are required to finalize any outstanding documentation and assist in selecting and preparing students for their travel learning experience. Documents with an asterisk (*) indicate items developed in collaboration with the Associate Dean and other University-level offices.

Required Documents

  • Finalized Course Syllabus
  • Finalized Student Orientation & Re-Entry Plans
  • Finalized Trip Itinerary
  • Finalized Budget
  • * Student Roster
  • * Students’ Required Travel, Health, Safety, and Insurance Documents
  • Personal Safety and Property Disclosure Form (completed online)
  • Release Form (completed online)
  • Emergency Contact Form (completed online)
  • Medical Information, Authorization, and Release Form (completed online)
  • Proof of Insurance (completed online)

Phase IV (0 - 3 Months After Departure): Actions & Expectations

In addition to the academic and interpersonal responsibilities associated with leading a travel learning course, faculty will be expected to:
  • Facilitate students’ re-entry to campus and integration of their learning experiences into their subsequent coursework at Regis
  • Contribute to the oversight and feedback provided to students developing their Travel Learning Scholarship Projects
  • Participate in the formal program evaluation of the travel learning course and a debriefing meeting with the Associate Dean and TLPRC upon returning to campus
  • Assist in encouraging students to complete their program evaluations
  • Consider sharing their experiences with other Regis College faculty interested in leading their own travel learning courses informally and an occasional faculty information panels and workshops

Workers’ Compensation and Liability Insurance

Faculty and staff members who participate in programs and perform tasks or services in off-campus workplaces are insured either by the Regis University Workers’ Compensation Program or by the Regis University’s general liability insurance policy.

The Human Resources Department is responsible for the administration of the Workers’ Compensation Program, and the Department of Risk Management and Insurance is responsible for liability insurance. To ensure appropriate coverage under these programs, trip planners must send copies of approved proposals, for information only, to:

  • Human Resources Department, Attn: Benefits Administrator
  • Department of Risk Management and Insurance, Attn: Director of Risk Management and Insurance

Travel Learning Program Student Information

After students have determined the program they would like to apply to, they are encouraged to begin the application process. They also are encouraged to review the information concerning financial aid and scholarships to find out if they are eligible for additional financial support. After reviewing the information presented on this site, students may contact the Associate Dean with questions or for more information about travel learning programs and opportunities.

Students Interested in Applying for a Travel Learning Course

All students interested in applying for a Travel Learning Course must complete the travel learning application by the chosen program’s application deadline. Please note: a $30 application fee will be posted on your student account once you have submitted an application.

The application deadlines for the Spring/Summer 2020 Programs are:
  • Los Angeles: October 25, 2019
  • Alabama: October 25, 2019
  • Costa Rica: March 20, 2020
  • Colorado: March 20, 2020
Each program reserves the right to follow-up with a request for an interview with course applicants, and decisions will be made as promptly as possible. Students will be notified of their status in the program whether or not they have been accepted.

Summer 2020 Scholarship Form are due at the same time as the applications for each travel learning program (see above for deadlines). Please see our Financial Aid & Scholarships tab for more information about opportunities for financial assistance.

Students who are interested in being considered for the Travel Learning Scholarship as well as one of the other two Summer Session Scholarships (High Financial Need or Merit) have two options:
  • Students may choose to submit their materials for all three scholarships at the time of their Travel Learning Scholarship deadline, though they will not be considered for the other two awards until April 3.
  • Students who applied for, but did not receive, the Travel Learning Scholarship may turn in a separate scholarship application form by the April 3 deadline to be considered for the other two scholarship programs.

Students Accepted to Participate in a Travel Learning Course

After a student has been accepted to participate in a travel learning course, they will be required to complete a number of health, safety, and risk management forms. All of these forms will be available through the online application system.

    Students who have been accepted into a particular travel learning program will have a non-refundable deposit ($500 for international programs; $200 for domestic programs) issued on their account. Students will be registered into the course associated with their chosen program by the Office of the Academic Dean during  Summer Session Registration.

    In addition to the above documentation, students who enroll in a Travel Learning Course are required to attend all pre-departure orientations and re-entry meetings as scheduled by their course’s faculty leaders. Failure to participate in these meetings will have a direct impact on students’ grades in the course.

    All students are required to purchase a ISIC card for $25.00. This card provides basic insurance coverage as well as a number of travel deals and discounts. A more extensive premium insurance plan associated with the card is available for $99.00.

    一道本不卡免费高清Information about ISIC benefits for US card holders may be found .

    Cards and policy may be purchased .

    Accommodating Participants with Disabilities

    In planning travel learning experiences, it is important to keep in mind that persons with disabilities are entitled to appropriate and reasonable accommodation to participate.

    Regis University makes reasonable accommodations for participants with disabilities who are otherwise qualified to participate in its programs and activities. The Americans with Disabilities Act does not govern accessibility standards in other countries, however, and the University is not responsible for ensuring accessibility in those locations. While the University will try to accommodate special needs, participants with disabilities must know that some travel learning experiences may not be appropriate for them.

    In order to address this concern, university policy requires students with special needs who may require accommodation to self-identify at the time of application for participation in learning experiences outside the classroom. Students should notify the Disability Services office of their interest in participating in such programs or activities. The Director of Disability Services will meet with the student, the planners, and relevant others to determine whether the student's needs can be accommodated.

    Funding Your Travel Learning Course

    Financial Aid

    To be eligible to receive financial aid, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available at . Submitting the FAFSA allows students to apply for federal, state and institutional grants, loans, student employment and scholarships. Additional information about financial aid is available at  If you intend to apply 2019-2020 financial aid funds to a travel learning program scheduled during Summer Session, we recommend that you indicate Summer, Fall, and Spring semesters on your FAFSA application.

    • The 2019-2020 FAFSA applies to the Summer 2020, Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters.
    • All financial aid is based on fund availability. Students should apply between January 1 and March 1 for maximum consideration for grants and scholarships, but FAFSA applications will be accepted until April 15th for students interested in financial aid assistance during the 2019-2020 academic year.
    • To apply financial aid awards to Summer 2020, students must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours throughout the Summer Session.

    Regis University Scholarship Opportunities

    There are three types of scholarships available for Summer Session 2020. Students enrolling in Travel Learning courses may apply for all three scholarships, though they may only receive a scholarship in one of the three categories.

    Students whose travel learning programs have set an earlier deadline for their Travel Learning Scholarship may submit their materials for all three scholarships at the same time, though they will not be considered for the other awards until April 3, 2020.

    The three types of scholarships available are:
    • High Financial Need. A number of 3 credit hour scholarships will be available to students enrolled in Summer Session with high financial need whose tuition cannot be covered by their current financial aid package.
      • Students must enroll in at least one 3 credit hour Summer Session course to remain eligible for this scholarship. The scholarship will be revoked from students who drop or withdraw from their Summer Session courses.
      • To be considered for this scholarship, completion of a FAFSA and the Summer Session Scholarship Form is required. Students must submit their FAFSA by March 1, 2018 and their Summer Session Scholarship Form by April 3, 2020.
    • Merit Scholarships. A number of 2 credit hour scholarships will be available to students enrolled in Summer Session who have a 3.2 cumulative GPA or higher and who actively embrace the Jesuit commitment to the question, "How ought we to live?" through service and/or leadership to the Regis University community and surrounding areas.
      • Students must enroll in at least one 3 credit hour Summer Session course to remain eligible for this scholarship. The scholarship will be revoked from students who drop or withdraw from their Summer Session courses.
      • To be considered for this scholarship, students must submit their Summer Session Scholarship Form, along with the supplemental application materials described below, by April 3, 2020.
      • In a 250-word essay, students must address how they build upon the Undergraduate Core Educational Experience through work that embodies Regis College’s commitment to Ethical Inquiry and Reflection, a Concern for Justice, Global Awareness, and/or Leadership in the Service of Others.
      • Students must also provide the names and contact information for three faculty member references.
    • Travel Learning Scholarships. A number of 2 credit hour scholarships will be available to students enrolled in a travel learning course.
      • Students must be an accepted member of a Summer Session 2020 Travel Learning course to be eligible for this scholarship. The scholarship will be revoked from students who drop or withdraw from their Travel Learning course.
      • To be considered for this scholarship, students must submit their Summer 2020 Scholarship Form, along with the supplemental application materials, by their particular course’s application deadline. Please see the Summer 2020 Programs tab on this website for that information or contact the Associate Dean for additional information.
      • Recipients of this scholarship must agree to work with their faculty member(s) and the Associate Dean to develop a plan for how they will share their academic and cultural experiences from their Travel Learning course with the wider Regis University community upon returning to campus.
      • Students who receive Travel Learning Scholarships are encouraged to consider developing projects that make them eligible for external awards and recognition, such as:

    External Funding & Scholarship Opportunities

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    The application deadline is January 17, 2018 at 11:59pm PST. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents currently enrolled as undergraduates in US universities/colleges who plan to study abroad for at least four weeks一道本不卡免费高清. Fund for Education Abroad awards are intended to support students planning to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs in the 2018-2019 academic year or summer 2018.

    一道本不卡免费高清Applications accepted year-round. LIVFund will award two scholarships per month to selected recipients in the amount of $500 each. The scholarship competition is open to anyone over the age of 18 interested in learning, interning or volunteering abroad in Latin America. Candidates may apply for the LIVFund Scholarship at any time, beginning six months in advance of their program start date. The scholarship competition is open to anyone who meets the eligibility conditions and needs help covering program or living abroad expenses.

    The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.

    一道本不卡免费高清At the time of applying for any of the Foundation scholarships, you must be a U.S citizen enrolled in a US college or university where transfer credit from an academic program abroad will be applied to your degree being earned, and you must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5/4.0. Students studying abroad for a minimum of four weeks, including Short Term Programs, are eligible.

    一道本不卡免费高清This scholarship database enables students to search for available funding through a number of different criteria, including summer programs. A study abroad scholarship is a monetary award for students to use toward the expenses of their program such as travel, course credits, books and lodging. Students must apply for scholarships, and some can be very competitive while others are underutilized.

    一道本不卡免费高清The International Financial Aid and College Scholarship Search (IEFA) is a resource for financial aid, college scholarship and grant information for US and international students wishing to study abroad. At this site, you will find the comprehensive college scholarship search and grant listings, plus international student loan programs and other information to promote study abroad.

    一道本不卡免费高清The International Scholarship Search is a financial aid, college scholarship and international scholarship resource for students wishing to study abroad. At this site, you will find a comprehensive listing of grants, scholarships, loan programs, and other information to assist college and university students in their pursuit to study abroad.

    Online Travel Learning Resources

    Travel Health, Safety and Security

    Intercultural Competence Resources

    This cross-cultural training workbook, Culture Matters, was specifically developed by the Peace Corps to help new volunteers acquire the knowledge and skills to work successfully and respectfully in other cultures.

    一道本不卡免费高清This education program offers tools to become deeply engaged with the issues and ideas raised in the Global Oneness film and media content. Through these materials, educators may develop effective ways to introduce global themes, environmental issues, and multi-cultural awareness into their established course curricula.

    一道本不卡免费高清A free action-oriented resource for individuals and organizations facilitating programs abroad that encourages thoughtful program design and reflection. It provides resources to encourage shifting the focus from quantity to quality of intercultural interaction.

    一道本不卡免费高清A collection of intercultural activities, intended for administration by post-secondary level faculty and staff, this toolkit provides hands-on resources that can be easily duplicated and utilized by individuals and groups seeking to internationalize the campus.

    Bibliography on Intercultural Training, Theory and Research (2010)

    Compiled by Vija G. Mendelson, Shyanmei Wang, and Katherine N. Yngve, this annotated bibliography provides an overview of key resources on intercultural competence, organized into the following four categories: Intercultural Training Resources, Intercultural Theory, Intercultural Research and Outcomes Assessment, and Journals and Online Resources.

    Faculty Resources for Developing Travel Learning Courses

    Forum on Education Abroad – Standards of Good Practice for Short-Term Education Abroad Programs

    These short-term program standards are designed to encourage discussion between education abroad professionals and others on campus and within organizations about program planning and management. Like the Standards of Good Practice, they provide a means to assess and improve programs by ensuring that they include those essential elements that will maximize students’ learning and personal development while assuring their safety and well-being.

    Forum on Education Abroad – Code of Ethics for Education Abroad

    一道本不卡免费高清The purpose of this Code of Ethics is to guide decision-making by those in the education abroad field who aspire to provide services in accord with the highest ethical and professional standards, with the ultimate goal of ensuring students’ international educational experiences are as rich and meaningful as possible. This Code is not a substitute for specific institutional and organizational policies and practices, but rather is intended to inform their development and to encourage ongoing reflection on the importance of ethical decision making and conduct.

    Forum for Education Abroad - Alignment and Accountability in Education Abroad: A Handbook for the Effective Design and Implementation of Qualitative Assessment Based on Student Evaluations

    In the interest of encouraging varied and complementary assessment efforts, this handbook offers strategies for the development of meaningful qualitative assessment questionnaires to be completed by students during and/or after their term of study abroad.

    Embedded Education Abroad Faculty Toolkit – Developing and Implementing Course-Embedded Faculty-Led International Programs

    The Toolkit offers teaching strategies with the goal to improve instructional quality and the overall student experience in embedded programs. It complements university administrative and logistical services by offering a portfolio of tested and applicable instructional strategies that leverage the embedded international travel component of these courses to optimize academic learning and the development of global citizenship.

    一道本不卡免费高清Resources for professionals who prepare for pre-departure orientation sessions; develop and communicate goals and objectives for pre-departure orientation, reentry, and other related seminars and workshops; provide orientation/training to faculty leaders, resident directors, and other on-site staff of education abroad programs.

    NAFSA: Association of International Educators is the world's largest nonprofit association dedicated to international education and exchange. NAFSA's 10,000 members are located at more than 3,500 institutions worldwide, in more than 150 countries.

    An independent not-profit organization founded in 1919, IIE is among the world's largest and most experienced international education and training organizations. IIE is committed to delivering program excellence to a diverse range of participants, sponsors, and donors.

    Potential Partners for Collaboration

    一道本不卡免费高清This list features the regions where Jesuit institutions are located around the world. Several Jesuit institutions in the U.S. have established partnerships with Jesuit institutions in other countries to advance a greater understanding and appreciation for global concerns.

    Jesuit Education Abroad is the official website for the Consortium of Study Abroad Programs offered by members of the Association of Jesuit Colleges & Universities (AJCU). The purpose of this site is to, A) provide resources for the members of the consortium, B) highlight the Jesuit education-brand of global experiences for interested college students, C) enable access to the global network of Jesuit institutions.

    AIFS Partnership Programs creates formal arrangements between educational institutions and AIFS in which AIFS provides logistical support, student services, classrooms, housing facilities and cultural activities at a location abroad. Faculty from the home institution teach their curriculum abroad, and the institution maintains academic control over the program.

    Anglo Educational Services is the customized educational tour company for educational and study abroad programs, specializing in those based in London, the UK and Europe. They aid with programs of any duration, from one day to a full academic year. Their educational programs are customized according to individual group needs. Outside of the UK, AES can assist in many European countries including France, Ireland, and Spain.

    一道本不卡免费高清The CIEE Custom and Faculty-Led department is dedicated to helping faculty and study abroad advisors plan and deliver rigorous, culturally rich, and safe programs that span the disciplines that are most relevant to students. CIEE Custom and Faculty-Led programs can be created for any length of time and in many of the locations where they already operate a study center. They have a network of more than 50 study centers in more than 40 countries around the globe, resident staff who are experts in their fields of study, and more than 200 established programs.

    There's a lot that goes into a successful faculty-led international program. EF College Study Tours helps with expert guidance on choosing the right program, personalized planning and promotional support to ensure success, a free international orientation to prepare Group Leaders, and the global network and local support necessary for a better travel experience.

    ISA Custom Programs administers faculty-led and partnership programs in many academic fields. By utilizing ISA’s existing infrastructure, U.S. universities have the flexibility to expand their program offerings while maintaining full oversight of curriculum. ISA currently offers programs in 40+ cities across 22 countries: Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Czech Republic, the Dominican Republic, England, France, India, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Morocco, Northern Ireland, Peru, South Africa, South Korea, and Spain.


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      Phone: 303.964.6531

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