Four-year students begin their honors experience the moment they arrive on campus, whether learning from peer mentors, taking honors sections of courses, developing early mentoring relationships with faculty, or participating in our residential program. By the time they graduate with honors in their major area of study, students have also had a range of hands-on learning experiences, from study abroad to service learning, and have performed and presented their own research.
As soon as they arrive at The W, transfer students can plug into our community of other highly motivated students, explore honors classes that complement their majors or consider study abroad/away, and develop strong relationships with faculty. This sets them on course to complete their own original research, take advantage of pre-professional and leadership development opportunitites offered by the Honors College, and graduate on time with honors.
The Honors College's annual summer study abroad program is open to all honors students. The experience of traveling, living, and learning in the host country is transformative as students see new places, experience a different culture, and reflect on the process while completing honors coursework requirements. Program destinations have included England, Ireland, Scotland, Belgium, and Peru. The Honors College also offers a spring break study away program in the American Southwest.