Semester Faculty-Led Programs
Lafayette has developed several semester-long faculty-led programs to suit our students' academic needs. Typically, faculty directors from the College rotate in leading these programs year after year, bringing their expertise to a given program by means of teaching a course in their respective disciplines. Students can then pick their other courses from the local host school's course catalog, therefore enriching the students' curriculum, language exposure, and cross-cultural competence. Throughout the years, Lafayette has built strong partnerships with host programs. Once students have been accepted into a faculty-led program, they will meet with their faculty director and the Director of International & Off-Campus Education for several pre-departure preparatory meetings.
To-date, Lafayette runs semester-long faculty-led programs to the following locations:
- For Engineering students (Spring of sophomore year; applications due March 1 of first year):
- For non-Engineering students (Fall-term only):
Faculty-led semester programs might have special application deadlines (e.g., the Engineering programs recruit a full year before the departure date!). Please check on the program database or with the Office of International & Off-Campus Education about upcoming deadlines.
For semester faculty-led programs students continue to pay Lafayette tuition and room/board fees. These fees typically cover tuition, room/board, roundtrip airfare, program-related excursions and activities, and Lafayette’s international health and safety insurance plan. Some modifications to the board fee may occur depending on the meal plans available on-site.
For program-specific information on included costs please see the program links above.
For information on academics as related to semester faculty-led programs, please see the Academics page as well as the specific program brochure pages (linked above).