The Honors Program partners with the Office of International Studies and Programs to offer short-term, faculty-led, study abroad experiences using the interdisciplinary City as Text model. Through the application of the Honors Learning Framework, students from a variety of majors investigate the destination from multiple perspectives as they prepare to explore the city firsthand.
Students experience the culture of the destination through an immersive exploration of major attractions and off the beaten path places. Participants make sense of their experiences through interactions with local guides and instructors, as well as through planned and spontaneous conversations with faculty and peers.
This transformational experience offers students a deeper understanding of the global community, while also strengthening the community of Honors students and staff who participate.
Travel is tentatively scheduled for May 11 - 23, 2021 (longer than originally announced). Participants will be required to attend 4 pre-trip meetings in the Spring 2021 semester.
The application will be available later in the fall semester with a deadline of February 1, 2021 (earlier than originally announced).
The estimated cost is $3,800, which already includes a scholarship from the Honors Program. The actual cost may differ based on airfare, passport, or personal expenses.
Students will explore the rich history and culture of Barbados and learn how the history of the U.S. was influenced by this island nation. The trip will include visits to:
Additional information, including the dates of pre-trip meetings, will be available throughout the fall semester.
Honors Learning Experience
Students will register for IDS 121, City as Text: Barbados in Summer 2021.
“Being in an area where we were not all fluent in Spanish and unfamiliar with the landscape made us think differently when making decisions. You never really develop a skill like that until you are forced into a situation.”
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