What do you, folks, think about tourist trips for college credit?
For instance, students want to see Spain. A professor takes them on a “visit 11 Spanish cities in 10 days!” tour. Students pay $4,000 to a travel company for the trip + tuition. College pays professor’s salary and trip cost out of tuition. Students get credit for the trip as if it were an actual course.
I find the whole thing strange because I don’t see why the college needs to get involved at all. This can all be resolved between a student and a tourist agency. But it seems to be an existing practice.