These programs are typically directed by Clemson faculty members who travel abroad with students and are usually (but not always) brief in duration. Faculty-led programs can also be called a custom program, which is a study abroad program administered by a provider organization according to specifications of a college, university, consortium or other group.
Example: Clemson in Europe: Oxford Programme led by Dr. Judson Jahn during summer I. Students choose to enroll in 3-6 credits. The program will include several formal Oxford University receptions, followed by lectures on global issues presented by Oxford University faculty members. Upon completion of the program, students will receive a Certificate of Attendance form Oxford University. The Study Abroad Office will invoice each student for the program fee. Tuition and the Clemson University Study Abroad Fee will be added to the student’s Clemson University tuition bill. This particular program example falls within the College of Business and Behavioral Sciences.
Exchange programs involve reciprocal movement of students between two institutions. This could be a student-to-student exchange, or a specified number of incoming students may be accepted per outgoing student.
Example: A Clemson student applies through the Study Abroad Office to participate in an exchange at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. Once selected, the Clemson student enrolls at University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, and the University of Strathclyde sends one of their students to study at Clemson. Each student chooses courses at his/her host university that are needed for their major. The Clemson student will pay Clemson in-state tuition to Clemson, and all other fees are paid directly to the host university. Credits from the University of Strathclyde will transfer back to Clemson based on course equivalencies determined by individual Clemson academic departments.
Third-party programs are run by other universities and various study abroad organizations to further expand student opportunities abroad. Students will receive credit for courses taken abroad and will pay tuition and fees directly to the third-party organization.
Example: University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) in San Ramon, Costa Rica. Students will enroll in 12-15 credits for the semester and will have opportunities to include an internship and/or volunteer opportunities to their experience. USAC will coordinate on-site orientation, student housing, 24/7 on-site support and excursions/field experiences for students. Students pay USAC directly for their tuition and fees. Credits from USAC will transfer back to Clemson based on course equivalencies determined by individual Clemson academic departments.