Travel, Learn, Grow: Study Abroad with Walden

Join Walden University for immersive travel and learning adventures around the globe. Designed to expand your learning beyond the classroom, Walden Study Abroad opportunities let you:

  • Explore the history, culture, and customs of other countries with a small group of fellow learners.
  • Learn from guest lecturers, interact with members of the local communities, and tour historic sites with expert guides.
  • Focus on the adventure while Walden-approved tour operators handle all the logistics.

Our study abroad opportunities are open to our alumni, students, staff, faculty, AND their friends and family.  If you're ready to expand your worldview, check out the calendar below for our next available travel adventures.

Questions? Email studyabroad@waldenu.edu or call Dr. Diana Tucker, Study Abroad Coordinator, at 740-417-6052

 

Nicaragua
Nicaragua Public Service

Ireland
Ireland/Scotland/England
Study Abroad/Ed. Tour

Date of Trip March 14-23, 2015 October 10-21, 2015
Travel Parner (Vendor) http://www.aeastudyabroad.com/
AEA Website
Education First College Study Tours
Trip Information 20-30 Hours of Community Service: 4 options:

1) Gardening and Recycling;
2) Creating Murals in the schools and/or community;
3) Community Clean up;
4) Working with kids at a local school.

NOTE: Each site can accommodate 5 learners.
www.efcollegestudytours.com/1597706YU
Registration Deadline Early Bird registration: Oct 15, 2014 July 1, 2015
Registration Limits Enrolls no more than 15 learners Enrolls no more than 35 learners
Registration Process tinyurl.com/nicaragua2015
Registration/Payment web link
Online or 1.800.873.2250 (Tour# 1597706YU)
Visiting Locations Granada, Nicaragua
San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua
Dublin, Ireland
Belfast, N. Ireland
Edinburgh, Scotland
Highlands, Scotland
London, England
Program/Travel Cost $1950; does not include airfare $3706 includes airfare; potential for an additional cost of $100-200 depending on departure city
Cancelation Policy Cancellation information can be found on AEA’s student agreement as well as on the payment page. All cancellations must be submitted by students directly to AEA. Cancellation information can be found on Education First College Study Tours’ student agreement. All cancellations must be submitted by students directly to Education First.
Included in Program Cost 6 nights in Granada
2 nights in San Juan Del Sur Daily breakfast and welcome dinner
6 lunches while at service site
Sightseeing program per itinerary
All entrance and service fees
Airport - hotel - airport transfers
Evacuation Insurance
2 nights in Dublin
1 night in Belfast
3 nights in Edinburgh
1 night in Highlands
Overnight train from Edinburgh to London
2 nights in London
Ground Transportation
All housing arrangements
Daily breakfast; 5 local dinners
Ferry from Ireland to Scotland
Train fare between Edinburgh & London
Sightseeing program per itinerary
All entrance and service fees
Airport-hotel-airport transfers
Airfare based on departure location (cost may vary)
Travel Insurance
NOT Included in Program Cost Beverages and daily lunches, some dinners
Recommended Tips ($3/day=$30)
Departure fees in home location
Personal spending money
Airfare
U.S. Passport
Visa fees (if necessary)
$10 fee to enter Nicaragua
Beverages and daily lunches, some dinners Departure fees in home location Recommended Tips ($6-8 per day) Personal spending money U.S. Passport Visa fees (if necessary)
Payment Structure Agreement 3 installments:
Tour Deposit: Minimum $250 (Due Oct 15, if receiving stipend or Dec 5)
2nd payment: Minimum $850 (Due 1/05/2015)
Final Payment: $850 (Due 2/5/2015)

NOTE: If receiving a $500 stipend everything must be paid by December 5th.
Payment Plans Available:
Tour Deposit: $95 (due upon enrollment)
Final Payment: (Due 7/1/2015)
Payment Options Credit/Debit Card only Check, debit/credit card payment
Stipend Possibilities 15 @ $500 each but trip must be fully paid by Dec 5, 2014. Deposit of $250 by Oct 15, 2014. Not at this time.
Additional Options Single Room Upgrade: $500 Single Room Upgrade: $405
Course Requirements (Undergraduate Students ONLY) Enrollment: IDST 4002: Seminar with Public Service for Spring 2015 (6 week course-5 elective credits) Enrollment: IDST 4004E: Seminar with Study Abroad for Fall 2015 (11 week course-5 elective credits)
Passport/Visa Requirements Valid Passport required expiring no earlier than Oct. 2015.

Visa may be required depending on country of origin issuing passport. All students are responsible for obtaining correct travel documents.
Valid Passport Required expiring no earlier than Apr. 2016.

Visa may be required depending on country of origin issuing passport. All students are responsible for obtaining correct travel documents.

 

Please note that the Laureate employee discount applies to tuition for IDST 4004E/IDST 4002 only if an employee is pursuing an undergraduate degree at a Laureate GPS university. Additionally, no trip (i.e. nontuition) expenses will be discounted for employee-students (by 70% or otherwise). In addition, all travel days are dependent on supervisor’s approval for time off.

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