Drake University established Travel Seminars to offer students courses that integrate an academic experience with intercultural and experiential learning while traveling. Travel Seminars are short-term faculty-led study abroad (or domestic) programs offered during J-term and Summer. If you are interested in developing a Travel Seminar reach out to Maria Rohach, Assistant Director of Drake Administered Programs Abroad at Maria.Rohach@Drake.edu
Faculty and staff members proposing new travel seminars will need to provide curriculum committees with a draft syllabus, draft itinerary, and credit calculation worksheet.
If your travel seminar was approved under the new process (approved in fall 2014 or after), and there are no significant changes to the syllabus or itinerary, it does not need to be re-reviewed by the school/college curriculum committee. You still need to inform the school/college curriculum committee that you wish to offer the course again, so they can move it forward through their process. School/college curriculum committees need to approve it, even if they do not need to review it again.
Standards of Good Practice for Short-Term Education Abroad Programs (Developed by the Forum on Education Abroad)