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Honors College Learning Away

The Honors College offers learning away 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 Milledgeville, GA; New Orleans, LA; Santa Fe, NM; and Houston's world-renowned Medical Center. All learning away programs and courses are open to all students, regardless of major, discipline, or membership in the Honors College.

Programs are offered in the fall, winter, spring, and summer sessions, and generally range in length from three to seven days. Interested in seeing the College travel somewhere not currently listed? Email us at with your ideas!

Upcoming Programs

Looking ahead to academic year 2022–23 or beyond? So are we! At the University of Houston, we believe that cross-cultural experiences are crucial to transformative learning and personal growth. As such, we continue to plan. Check out these great program options. Additional details will be added as available. 

Northern California

Dates TBD; Trip Length: 8 Days
Led by David Rainbow

Travel with Professor David Rainbow, Russian historian and native Californian, for a unique Northern Californian adventure. The first half of the trip, we will hike and stay along the rugged Northern California coast. The second half of the trip, we will stay in the heart of San Francisco. The goal of the trip will be to explore Russia’s long history on America’s western frontier. We’ll stay at Russia’s 19th century colonial outpost at Fort Ross, explore the beautiful Russian River and see firsthand the legacies of Russians in San Francisco. This trip is for anyone who likes the outdoors, wants to visit one of the most interesting cities in America and is curious about how global connections in history have shaped the United States. Contact Professor Rainbow for more information about the trip and how you can get credit toward a minor in Russian studies. Please visit the Russian and Eastern European Initiative website for other program opportunities. 

Artists and Their Regions: The Road to New Orleans

Dates TBD; Trip Length: 6 Days
Led by Robert Cremins and Max Rayneard
This trip is still being developed. Please check back regularly for more details.

Trip deposits are non-refundable. Students are financially responsible for trip balances; program fees may not be refunded within 90 days of travel. Please check with your trip leader on payment schedules. Acceptance into a program is acknowledgment of all travel-related and program fees.