Wheaton faculty develop short-term programs during January, spring break, or summer. The requirements for Faculty-led Programs are:
- Completion of an online Wheaton Faculty-led Program application.
- 2.0 minimum GPA.
- Class standing (Freshman-Senior), depending on the lead faculty member.
- Good academic and social standing at Wheaton College as defined in the Wheaton College Catalog.
- Prerequisite courses may be required depending on the faculty member and/or the course designation.
Admission to the program is determined by lead faculty and the Center for Global Education.
Faculty-Led Programs offered during the 2017-2018 Academic Year:
- Ghana (January)
- Iceland (Summer)
- Ireland (Summer)
- New York City (Summer)
- South Africa (January)
- Tanzania (Summer)
- Trinidad (January)
Faculty-Led Programs from the 2016-2017 Academic Year:
Ghana: Innovation and Social Change in Emerging Economies
We will explore how innovation and entrepreneurial activity impact the pace of economic and social development in emerging economies. We will examine the kinds of entrepreneurial activity that exist today in various emerging economies and explore ways to spur further innovation. We will apply these ideas by working with high school students and adults in the Western Region of Ghana to develop innovative solutions that address needs and challenges in their communities.
Led by President Dennis Hanno
Tanzania: Education and Development
Tanzania, one of the poorest countries on the African continent, has a long history of trying to engineer development through education. Students will be introduced to the rich history from the pre-colonial period to the present which includes: a look at traditional education systems in several of the 120 different cultures of Tanzania; the introduction of mission and colonial schools; ujamaa socialist education models in the 1960s-80s; and current attempts to make secondary school a universal right for all children. Students will embark from Arusha with its many museums, international war crimes tribunal court, and thriving markets to the Kilimanjaro regional capital city Moshi town for a week of lectures and site visits to schools, coffee cooperatives, local industries, hospitals, and development projects. We then head for our base on Mount Kilimanjaro, a cultural heritage site and the only snow-capped mountain that straddles the equator.
Led by Professor Donna Kerner