UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
Grace Coggio, Ph.D.
Meg Langie, M.A.
The International Traveling Classroom (ITC) provides a valuable and exciting academic adventure for students. The ITC combines aspects of the UWRF’s short-term faculty-led programs and its semester-length programs. Students have the opportunity to travel and study in various parts of Europe with structured classes and field experiences. The students enroll in courses taught regularly at UWRF, earning credits towards their degree as part of the experience.
Prior to departure, students participate in intensive orientation sessions. ITC staff conduct orientations, take the group to Europe, and ensure the group’s travel, accommodation and other basic needs are met. Every student participant registers for a minimum of twelve credits taught either by the group leader or by additional staff. These are either full-time staff who accompany the group for the entire semester or short-term staff selected from UWRF who provide intensive, short-term courses. A typical group resides and studies for approximately 1-3 weeks in each of several countries, such as, France, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Austria.
Students meet regularly in organized classes, and the foreign locations offer fascinating learning experiences that simply cannot be obtained from typical, classroom-only courses taught at UWRF. In addition to group travel, students and staff have opportunities to engage in transitional or focused travel, either on weekends or during specified travel periods
For more information, please contact the ITC Coordinator or the leader listed on this page.