Faculty-Led Program

Global Skills Opportunity

Faculty-led program is a short-term academic course that allows you to earn academic credits while experiencing new culture in order to further develop your global skills.  A SLC faculty teaches the course and leads the trip to an oversea location to implement the experiential learning component of the course.

Students will have scheduled classes and pre-departure sessions on SLC campus before and after the trip. Some of these classes may be virtual to connect with oversea partners.

Costs and Funding

When you apply to a faculty-led program, your application will automatically be evaluated for funding eligibility. If you are accepted into the program, you will be awarded the applicable funding to cover all or part of the program cost. 

The faculty-led programs are supported by 3 funding sources:

Application Process

Step 1: Fill out the Global Learning Application Form and get the approval by your Program Coordinator.

Step 2: Get the following documents ready before you apply:

  1. A Personal Statement (Max 300 words) including both:
  • How the course you are applying to fits with your academic and career aspiration
  • How you will apply global/intercultural skills in your chosen field

  1. Signed Global Learning Application Form 
  2. If you are an Indigenous student, please provide one of the following if you have:
  • Status card
  • Band Membership card
  • Red card (Haudenosaunee Identification Card)
  • Certificate of Aboriginal Status
  • Membership card from the provincial affiliate of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples
  • Citizenship card issued by a Métis National Council governing member (for example, Métis Nation of Ontario, Métis Nation of Saskatchewan)
  • Land claim beneficiary card

Step 3: Fill out the Faculty-led Program Application Form.

It normally will take about 3-5 weeks for you to receive your application result.

If you have any questions, please contact the Global Learning Centre at


GENE 7000 Entrepreneurial Thinking in a Global Context

      • Location: Virtual, In-Person and Ireland
      • Partner: Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest
      • Course dates: Fall semester (September – December 2022)
      • Travel date: October 22 - November 4, 2023 (subject to change)
      • Course code: GENE 7000 (Course Outline)
      • Sample Program delivery schedule: Click Here for schedule
      • Program fee: Estimated CAD $2,830. Students accepted into this program will have all program fees covered
      • Academic credits: 3 credits
      • Application due date: The Fall 2023 application will start on January 18, 2023 and will be closed on February 22, 2023

  • Shared hotel accommodation 
  • Moderate walking/hiking condition 
  • Overnight flight

 GENE 115 Sustainability

  • Location: Virtual, In-Person, and in Costa Rica
      • Partner: Tecnologico de Costa Rica (TEC)
      • Course dates: Winter 2024 (February 1- May 10, 2024)
      • Travel date: April 21 –May 4, 2024 (subject to change)
      • Course code: GENE 115 (click here to view the course outline)
      • Sample Program delivery schedule: Click Here for schedule
      • Program fee: Estimated CAD $3,300. Students accepted into this program will have all program fees covered
      • Academic credits: 3 credits
      • Application due date: September 25, 2023
  • Shared homestay or guest houses (2 or more people sharing at a time) 
  • Limited Wifi access in some locations 
  • Moderate to difficult hiking conditions on multiple days 
  • High temperature and humidity 
  • Limited accommodation for accessibility 

GENE 1006 One Health/NURS 1002 Cross-Cultural Connections

  • Location: Virtual, In-Person in Tanzania
  • Partner: Pamoja Tunaweza Women's Centre
  • Course dates: Spring semester (May – June 2024, pre-departure sessions will start in March 2024)
  • Travel date: May 20 – 31, 2024 (subject to change)
  • Course code: GENE 1006 One Health (Course Outline); NURS 1002 Cross-Cultural Connections (Course Outline)
  • Sample Delivery Schedule: Click here
  • Program fee: Students accepted into this program will have all program fees covered (estimated CAD $5,100)
  • Academic credits: 3 credits
  • Application due date: The Fall 2023 applications will open on September 26 and close on October 23, 2023
  • Shared accommodations in lodges (2 or more people sharing at a time)
  • Limited or no Wifi access
  • Moderate to difficult walking/hiking on multiple days
  • High temperature
  • Limited accommodation for accessibility

frequently asked questions

To be eligible, you need to be:

  • Currently enrolled at SLC as a student in an academic program with a minimum GPA of 2.0 as per SLC Study Abroad Policy. (See Policy Centre on your SLC.ME portal)
  • A Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or an international student.

If you are a Canadian student and belong to one of the following priority groups, you will be given first consideration.  

  • Indigenous student 
  • Low-income student  
  • Student with disability 

All students, Canadian and International, will be evaluated based on the merits of their application. In particular: 

  • How the global learning opportunity fits with their academic and career aspiration
  • How they will apply global/intercultural skills in their field

If a student is accepted into the faculty-led program, all of the group travel arrangements will be made and paid for by the College. The final per-student cost will be posted on individual student account as a program fee. You will receive a bursary that cover the full cost of the program fee.

  • The Government of Canada’s Global Skills Opportunity provides support to Canadian students only.  
  • SLC’s Global Learning Bursary provides support to both Canadian and International students  
  • When you apply to the faculty-led program, your application will be evaluated against the funding eligibility and you will be awarded funding from the appropriate source based on your status.


  • Travel costs such as airfare, ground transportation, and accommodation. 
  • Travel and health insurance 
  • Academic activities fee
  • Technology or supply for virtual component of the program 

Not included: 

  • Personal spending 
  • Personal cell phone plans/costs 
  • Activities outside of the course requirement 


You can indicate on your application that you need additional funding to cover these costs. Depending on your needs, you can receive up to $1600 to cover the following expenses:  

  • Passport application 
  • Visa application 
  • Transportation 
  • Meals 
  • Immunizations 
  • COVID-19 testing if required

You can indicate on your application that you need additional funding to cover childcare cost. Depending on your needs, you may receive additional financial support from the SLC Study Abroad Bursary to cover the cost.   

The amount will be assessed as follow:

single caregiver with one child

50 per day

single caregiver with 2 or more children

60 per day

More than one caregiver in the household with one child.

30 per day

More than one caregiver in the household with 2 or more children

40 per day

The travel portion may be scheduled during a break week, and/or regularly scheduled academic weeks at SLC. It is the student’s responsibility to inform the instructors of your planned absence and make proper arrangements to meet the course requirements and deliverables.

The International Centre team may issue a letter of support if needed.

In general, the financial support you receive will be reported on your T4A for income tax purposes. Information on OSAP for the 2022-23 academic year has not been released yet but this funding is not likely to affect your OSAP entitlement. As information becomes available, we will update it here and/or update applicants with current information.


For more information and questions, please contact