One of the highlights of a Drake education is the relationships students develop with faculty. With Drake’s faculty-led travel seminars, students can explore the world alongside their professors. Programs are typically between one and three weeks in length, and past program locations have included Uganda, England, Finland, New Zealand, Thailand, and China, to name a few.
If you are finding it difficult to fit a study abroad experience into your program—due to time constraints, financial obstacles, or personal reasons—this may be an excellent option for you. Travel seminars make it possible for any student to study abroad and to break out of their comfort zone with someone they trust.
International and domestic travel seminars typically take place during January Term or summer and are two to four weeks in length. Seminars are generally 3-6 credits and often meet an AOI. A list of current Drake travel seminars can be found by searching on Terra Dotta for the term of interest. Drake administered programs are denoted by a star in front of the course name.
*Update for J-term 2021 Travel Seminars due to COVID-19:
Drake has currently restricted all international travel due to COVID-19. However, J-Term 2021 travel seminars have not been canceled at this point given that January is many months away. Due to the ever-changing situation, please know this could change in the future. Please carefully review the following information if you are interested in going abroad or on a domestic program for J-Term 2021:
Please be assured that your health and safety is of utmost importance. Given that this is an ever-evolving global situation, applicants will be notified if we make a change to the policy regarding J-Term travel seminars. Should you have any questions, we encourage you to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
New J-Term Timeline:
May 15: Priority Deadline
June 1: Accept/waitlist Students who applied by May 15
June 15: Students Commit in Terra Dotta and pay a $500 Deposit to secure their place in the program
May 15–Sept. 1: Students can still apply if travel seminars have openings; deposits are due within two weeks of acceptance
Sept. 1: Final day to apply and final day for deposit refunds
Learn more about the J-term 2021 Registration and Application Process.
Drake scholarships are available for travel seminars. To learn more about Drake Global Learning Scholarships, as well as outside scholarship sources, please visit our Funding Education Abroad page..
There are two rounds of scholarship application reviews for Drake’s J-term travel seminars, which are held April and October.
Students apply for Drake travel seminar scholarships by completing the “Drake Global Learning Scholarship Application (optional)” form in Terra Dotta as part of their application.
Let us help you explore the world.
Contact Drake Education Abroad: 515-271-2084 / StudyAbroad@Drake.edu