faculty-led programs

Faculty-Led Programs (FLPs) are short-term study abroad opportunities developed by SFAI faculty in conjunction with Academic Affairs. Participating students usually receive three units of course credit for intensive courses that run from 10 days to three weeks. All courses take place outside of SFAI either within the U.S. or internationally. Recent Faculty-Led Programs have taken place in Peru, Argentina, China, and Ireland.

Application Overview

If you are interested in applying for an FLP, attend one of the information sessions hosted by the Faculty Leader and Academic Affairs. (See each program’s specific information for dates and times.) At the information session, you will receive an overview of the course description, itinerary, costs, deadlines, etc. A Financial Aid representative will also be on-hand to answer any questions you may have.

As part of the application process, students are required to meet with the Financial Aid Office prior to submission of the Faculty-Led Program Application. Students who qualify for federal and state financial aid, private student loans, and SFAI scholarships/fellowships may use their funds toward the cost of the program as long as they meet all requirements.

Accepted students are responsible for paying all tuition, fees, and material costs associated with the course as well as a Program Course Fee that covers housing, some meals, site visits, and transportation. All tuition, Program Course Fees and any additional fees, and costs must be paid in full prior to the start of the course. Depending on the course, the Program Course Fee may or may not include the cost of travel to and from the course site.

All students must maintain health insurance either through SFAI or a private carrier while participating in a Faculty-Led Program and must be covered for repatriation and evacuation costs while participating in the off-campus course.

Application Instructions

1. Complete the SFAI Faculty-Led Program Application including all necessary signatures. Undergraduate applicants must obtain the signature of their Academic Advisor. Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate students must meet with Zeina Barakeh, Director of Graduate Administration.
2. For programs involving a destination outside of the U.S., students must submit a copy of the biographical page of their passport with the application if they already have a passport. Accepted students who do not have a passport will need to apply for one immediately upon admission. Passports must be valid for at least six months beyond the end date of the Faculty-Led Program.
3. Submit a CD with five pieces of work in the area you study at SFAI. Work should be labeled with name, title, medium, and dimensions. If you are a BA or MA student, contact the Faculty Leader directly for your requirements.
4. Submit completed application to Academic Affairs by the deadline noted on the Program Info Sheet. Only complete applications will be reviewed for acceptance. Faculty Leaders in collaboration with Academic Affairs will review all applications and notify students of their acceptance.

Contact Sarah Ewick at sewick@sfai.edu with questions.