Lafayette has developed several semester-long faculty-led programs in partnership with overseas institutions to suit our students’ academic needs. Typically, faculty directors from the College rotate each semester and bring their unique expertise to a given program by offering a course their respective disciplines. Students select their remaining courses from the local host school’s course catalog, therefore enriching the students’ curriculum, language exposure, and cross-cultural competence. Throughout the years, Lafayette has built strong partnerships with host programs. Once students have been accepted into a faculty-led program, they will meet with their faculty director and the Director of International & Off-Campus Education for several pre-departure preparatory meetings.

Lafayette runs semester-long faculty-led programs to the following locations:

Faculty-led semester programs might have special application deadlines (e.g., the Engineering programs recruit a full year before the departure date!). Please check on the program brochure page (linked above) or with the Office of International & Off-Campus Education about upcoming deadlines.


For semester faculty-led programs students continue to pay Lafayette tuition and room/board fees. These fees typically cover tuition, room/board, round-trip airfare, program-related excursions and activities, and Lafayette’s international health and safety insurance plan. Some modifications to the board fee may occur depending on the meal plans available on-site.

For program-specific information on included costs please see the program links above.


For information on academics as related to semester faculty-led programs, please see the Academics page as well as the specific program brochure pages (linked above).