Immersive Travel Learning

Through courses developed and led by Regis College faculty members, students have the opportunity to spend a summer turning the world into their classroom by immersing themselves in the locations and cultural settings most relevant to their studies. Travel learning courses are offered during the summer semester, are eligible to satisfy core and major requirements and provide students with experiential learning opportunities abroad without disrupting their fall or spring semester course loads.

two men in a boat in the ocean


Travel to Ambergris Caye, Belize to study Marine Biodiversity and Conservation.

waterfall in the jungle with mountains and clouds in the background

Costa Rica

Learn about primates and study them in their natural environment at the La Selva Biological Field Station.

torii gate in japan


Embark on an immersive experience studying the history of Japan, a key economic and political actor in world affairs.

pedestrians cross the street near Santa Monica Pier

Los Angeles

Understand and witness the intersectional lives of those living in the margins within the context of the economic, criminal justice, immigration and education systems of the U.S.

Learning in a Global Classroom

Faculty-led, short-term travel learning courses provide both faculty and students with opportunities to take their classrooms to the locations around the globe that bring the course content to life. They may be offered in all disciplines in the Regis College curriculum, and have been developed to be as affordable and accessible for students as possible while still upholding the academic standards and ethical commitments that serve as core values for any Regis educational program offered.

All interested parties are encouraged to contact the Associate Dean with questions or for more information about travel learning programs and opportunities.

Application deadline for Summer 2022 programs:

All students interested in applying for a Travel Learning Course must complete the travel learning application by the chosen program’s application deadline. Please note: a $35 application fee will be posted on your student account once you have submitted an application.

Each program reserves the right to follow-up with a request for an interview with course applicants, and decisions will be made as promptly as possible. Students will be notified of their status in the program whether or not they have been accepted.

For students pursing financial assistance, scholarship forms are due at the same time of the application for each Travel Learning program.

Financial Aid

To be eligible to receive financial aid for a summer semester, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours during the summer session. For more information on the FAFSA process, visit Applying for Aid.

Once You're Accepted

After a student has been accepted to participate in a travel learning course, they will be required to complete a number of health, safety and risk management forms. All of these forms will be available through the online application system.

Students who have been accepted into a particular travel learning program will have a non-refundable deposit ($500 for international programs; $200 for domestic programs) issued on their account. Students will be registered into the course associated with their chosen program by the Office of the Academic Dean during Summer Session Registration.

In addition to the above documentation, students who enroll in a Travel Learning Course are required to attend all pre-departure orientations and re-entry meetings as scheduled by their course’s faculty leaders. Failure to participate in these meetings will have a direct impact on students’ grades in the course.

All students are required to purchase an International Student Identity Card (ISIC card) for $25.00. This card provides basic insurance coverage as well as a number of travel deals and discounts. A more extensive premium insurance plan associated with the card is available for $99.00.

Frequently Asked Questions

Travel learning programs are offered based on faculty availability and may be cancelled when not enough student interest is received. If a student registers for a travel learning program that is later cancelled, a travel learning representative will reach out and additional options for travel or summer study will be discussed.

Travel learning programs are open to students enrolled in full-time Regis College undergraduate programs.

Program fees vary based on destination and do not include airfare, tuition or incidentals unless otherwise noted. An additional $35 processing fee is assessed for all completed applications. Approximate program fees are below.

Belize: $1570-$1800

Costa Rica: $2300-$2500

Japan: $2250

Los Angeles: $600-$1300

Yes! There are many external scholarships available. Keep in mind each has their own application process and criteria. A list of some external scholarships is below to get you started: 

Forum on Education Abroad Undergraduate Research Awards

Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) Scholarships

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

Foundation for Global Scholars

Study Abroad Scholarships

IEFA Scholarship

International Scholarships

The Associate Dean for Academic Programs in Regis College serves as the primary point person throughout the development and implementation of travel learning courses. Faculty collaborate with the Associate Dean throughout the proposal and approval process, and a Travel Learning Proposal Review Committee (TLPRC) comprised of faculty representatives from the Academic Policies and Standards Committee (APSC) and College Core Curriculum Committee (CCCC) provides peer review and feedback on all proposed courses.

While some faculty will be asked to provide additional information or revisions to meet College and University-wide academic, logistical, financial and safety requirements, all effort is made to assist faculty in developing programs that will run successfully within the proposed time frame. All travel learning courses will go through a review prior to each offering, whether new or previously offered.