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On the benefits of study abroad from students in the 2019 Honors Summer Study Abroad Program in Scotland:
 
Studying abroad gave me a special sense of independence that I could not have gotten anywhere else. I am so grateful for what it taught me about myself and the world around me.    ~ Emma Gousset
 
Studying abroad has brought me closer to people I had not really known before while studying a country with an entirely different dynamic than the United States. Going to places that have been the centerpieces of Scotland’s long and rich history has also made me so much more invested in learning about the history of other countries.   John Alex Nunnery
 
Study abroad was immersive. There are small things, small habits, from living there day-to-day for a month that I'll probably never quite let go of.    Scott Ackerman
 
All students in the Honors College are eligible to participate in Honors Summer Study Abroad, which is held for four to five weeks mid-May to mid-June each year. Destinations are determined by the Director of the Honors College and the honors faculty leading the current program and have included England, Scotland, Ireland, Belgium, and Peru. Though programs are designed to fit the destination and topics of study, every program includes
 
  • excursions to important cultural, historical, and natural sites
  • interaction with local guides and scholars
  • honors junior seminar study on selected topics that involve class meetings but also immersive learning
  • residential life with other students in the program
  • peer guidance from senior Honors Mentors who have previously participated in the program

Honors-related scholarships help to cover the program fee, and the Coordinator of Study Abroad and the Director of the Honors College are also happy to aid students in applying for scholarships from other sources.

You can learn more about the current Honors Summer Study Abroad Program here.DSCN8591

The Honors College also holds a Spring Break Study Away Program in northern Arizona in alternating years. This program includes excursions to national parks like Grand Canyon and Petrified Forest, archaeological sites like Montezuma Castle and Walnut Canyon, museum visits and guided tours on the Navajo and Hopi reservations, and cultural excursions in Sedona and Flagstaff. Course topics on the American Southwest include ecology and/or literature and culture. For more information on this program, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..