Whether you’re looking for a backup plan for your current programs or working to create an international program offering that is accessible to all your students, FTI’s virtual study programs are individually designed to meet your needs.

Why choose FTI’s virtual programs?

Similar to traditional study programs, this online programming critically engages students with communities, industry professionals & service projects, under the guidance of the faculty leader & trained in-country personnel. They are not study abroad “light” or simple distance learning.

Our programs use activities centered around exploration & interactivity. They promote meaningful transnational & intercultural experiences through sustained discussion, exchange & collaboration. Each program is individually designed to meet your goals & budget. You can even incorporate project-based, service learning &/or community engagement.

Program Benefits

  • Low health & safety risk
  • Cost-effective
  • Flexible
  • Environmentally responsible
  • Furthers the program’s reach & accessibility
  • Fosters global collaboration & connectivity
  • Teaches students to navigate intercultural norms, time zones, content & online platforms
  • Enables students to explore international programs

Three Program Types to Meet Your University’s Needs

Each program is individually-designed to meet your course requirements. You can choose from three different types of immersive programs:

  • Independent program – Multi-day/week program that achieves your learning objectives
  • Hybrid program – Offers virtual experiences prior to or following the in-country program 
  • Stand-alone module – Focuses on a specific topic, designed to enhance current content & fit within a class period

Intercultural Experiences with Local Professionals

Our virtual programs are built on explorative & interactive activities that are facilitated by trained in-country personnel &/or your faculty leaders.

  • Facilitated Discussions – In-country professors, industry professionals, NGO workers, social workers, conservationists, etc.
  • Intercultural Activities – Interactive language & culture lessons, exploration of a local market, cooking classes & culture demonstrations.
  • Professional Observations – Patient treatment, teaching observation, etc.
  • Collaborative Projects – Work with NGOs & CBOs, case studies, virtual presentations.

Subject Areas

Ask about your own area of focus or build on one of these:

  • African culture & language studies
  • Conservation, biology, ecology
  • Fine or performing arts
  • International business
  • International development
  • Engineering
  • Service-learning
  • Women’s empowerment
  • Interdisciplinary studies

For more information about FTI’s virtual study abroad programs for faculty-led groups, take a look at: