What is a Faculty-Led Trip?
A faculty-led trip is any trip officially led by Schreiner University staff or faculty members in the U.S. or abroad. The U.S. or international destination is selected by your instructor(s), who consults his or her department chair and the coordinator of Changing Global Society. The trip occurs after the semester or during fall, winter, spring, or summer breaks, lasting from a few days to four weeks. Most faculty-led trips are course-related, which means that you ought to enroll in the course attached to the trip.
How Much Does It Cost?
Thanks to the new Schreiner Experience, students can travel abroad on any number of trips at subsidized costs. Schreiner Experience fees discount the travel costs of most faculty-led trips by hundreds and in some cases a couple of thousand dollars. For instance, if a trip costs $2,000, a student may pay anywhere from $700 to $1,500 for the trip, thanks to the Schreiner Experience discount (note that some trips cost more, and that this is only one example).
What about a Trip Deposit?
Non-refundable deposits are required for every faculty-led trip and may cost $500 or more. Deposits are accepted by the Financial Services Office at Schreiner University. Talk to a trip leader or the coordinator of Changing Global Society for more information.
What’s Included (and not included) in the Trip Costs?
Airfare, accommodation, essential ground transportation, and whatever on-site expenses may be required for the class are included
International health care coverage is included, whether the trip participant is a student or not
Meals are often included, but not always, nor for all meals
Personal expenses and some activities are not included; talk to the trip leader
How Can I Sign Up?
Speak to either the trip leader (see list of scheduled trips above for contact information) or contact the coordinator of Changing Global Society.