The Honors College offers study abroad trips to add an experiential dimension to the Honors curriculum and provide a peak experience in a student's success that will last a lifetime. Previous trips have included Italy, Greece, France, Spain, the Netherlands, Ireland and Israel.
May 15–25, 2017
The trip to Moscow and St. Petersburg will coincide with the centenary of the 1917 Russian Revolution, and will include several UNESCO World Heritage sites. We'll visit cultural and historical attractions, including St. Basil's Cathedral, the Kremlin, Lenin's Mausoleum, Christ the Saviour Cathedral, the Hermitage, the Peter and Paul Fortress, and St. Isaac's Cathedral. We'll see museums and cathedrals, ride a canal boat and take an overnight train. On several days, we'll take excursions outside the urban centers to Novgorod, Peterhof, and Sergeiv Posad. It will be led by Jesse Rainbow, David Rainbow, Bill Monroe, and Keri Myrick. You can find information and updates at http://www.jesserainbow.com/russia-2017-blog.
Peru in May 2017
Led by Dr. Rita Sirrieh
The 2017 Peru trip will be a cultural and service learning trip. We will take a walking tour of Lima, tour the historic center of Cuzco, the former Incan capital, and explore the Incan citadel Machu Picchu and other ancient Incan sites. Then we will travel to the shores of Lake Titicaca, where we will go kayaking, visit the Uros Floating Islands, and participate in four days of service in conjunction with the local community. Related coursework will be released in Fall 2016. You can learn more details about the trip or sign up online.
May 29 - June 12, 2017
The 2017 trip to Wales and Ireland will feature Swansea, Hay-on-Wye, Connemara and Dublin. Participants will have the opportunity to hike Brecon Beacons National Park and Connemara National Park, tour Swansea Medical School and St. Patrick’s University Hospital, visit Yeats Country, see a show at the Abbey Theatre and tour Oystermouth and Kilkenny Castles. A related Honors selected topics course will be offered in spring 2017 to complement the trip.