Studying abroad truly provides a holistic college experience. Traveling opens your senses to the world around you and allows you to better comprehend the history and culture of the places you have studied. By living and studying overseas you become a citizen of the world and come to understand the many facets of human kind. The Honors College has created a variety of study and travel programs for you to experience. We also work closely with the Study Abroad department to help you understand the requirements for studying abroad. Find out more about Auburn Honors Study and Travel and possible scholarship opportunities.
“Spending my winter break in Greece and Turkey this past year was one of the top experiences I have had as an Auburn Student. Being able to get away for a couple of weeks between semesters and immerse myself in such different and unique cultures made for an incredible trip. From start to finish the trip was well planned, allowing us to have a great time while learning so much. My favorite part of the two week experience was how we learned about a very wide range of history. From ancient Greece and the Parthenon to the Byzantine Empire and on to the Ottoman Empire, with a few medieval castles here and there, we were able to see how Greece and Turkey progressed through history. Overall, I loved the whole experience and would recommend the trip to anybody. I had an absolute blast seeing, eating, and experiencing all of the unique things Greece and Turkey have to offer.”
These experiences will not only help you grow as individuals, they also expose you to new and unique opportunities.
“Traveling to Greece and Turkey was not only the first time I’ve ever traveled out of the United States but it was also the most I have ever grown as an individual in such a short span of time. Through exploring such historic and beautiful cities first hand, meeting interesting people, and getting lost (over and over again!) my world view expanded drastically and I feel almost a profound enlightenment from the experience. This winter was truly a life changing one and eager is an understatement of my excitement to be able to travel abroad again!”
December 13-23, 2017
Instructor: Mike Kozuh
On this 10 day study abroad program in Greece, students will split their time between the bustling city and the mountainous countryside. In Greece, student will visit the famous site of the oracle of Apollo at Delphi and explore the mountaintop monasteries at Meteora. Participants will also enjoy the spectacular geography, taste local cuisine, and visit artisans among many other trip attractions in this ancient land.
Honors Study & Travel Scholarships are available for this course. For more information contact: Ken Thomas.
New York City 2018
March 12-17, 2018 (Spring Break)
Instructor: Chase Bringardener
Tour the ‘Big Apple’ through the world of theatre. Attend Broadway, off-Broadway, and off-off-Broadway productions. Take a behind-the-scenes tour of a theatre and enjoy the iconic NYC sites, shopping, and street food.
Estimated Cost: $1,000 + air
March 11-18, 2018 (Spring Break)
Instructor: Chandana Mitra
During this trip you will learn and gain hands-on experience in water and environmental management from a Latin American perspective, while learning and immersing yourself in the cultural of Panama, interact with locals and enjoy Panamanian gorgeous landscapes and wildlife. The course is designed to give students a general understanding of the potential impacts of climate change on Panama’s water resources. Through a mix of lectures, fieldwork and trips, students will explore direct and indirect effects of a changing climate on water resources and their management. Geography and Honors credit available (max 6 hours) *Partnering with the Honors College
May 8-18, 2018
Instructor: Tiffany Sippial
Travel the cobble-stoned streets of Old Havana to the rich farmlands of tobacco country and the architectural gems of the island’s central provinces. Along our route, we will stay with local families, visit schools and medical facilities, cook Cuban cuisine, spend the day on a farm, dance salsa, walk in Hemingway’s footsteps, and engage with leaders in the fields of history, politics, economics, and the arts, to name but a few activities.
Instructor: Tiffany Sippial
Read the 2016 class blog
This 14-day trip immerses you in Cuba’s extraordinary culture, history, and social life. Our itinerary will move us from the cobble-stoned streets of Old Havana to the rich farmlands of tobacco country and the architectural gems of the island’s central provinces. Along our route, we will stay with local families, visit schools and medical facilities, cook Cuban cuisine, spend the day on a farm, dance salsa, walk in Hemingway’s footsteps, and engage with leaders in the fields of history, politics, economics, and the arts, to name but a few activities. Students will emerge from this trip with a uniquely personal knowledge of one of the world’s most fascinating countries.
March 14-18, 2016 (Spring Break)
Instructor: Chandana Mitra
This course is intended to give students a general understanding of the potential impacts of climate change on Panama´s water resources. Through a mix of lectures, hands-on laboratory exercises and field trips, students will explore direct and indirect effects of a changing climate on water resources management. Throughout the course, students will learn to use technologies and to apply cutting-edge research methodologies for the analysis and monitoring of natural and human systems affected by climate change. *Partnering with the Honors College
Instructor: Paul Harris
Study and explore Germanyís economic, political, and social environment while visiting the famed cities of Munich, Mainz, Dresden and Nuremberg. Experience a Rhine River Cruise, the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site Wurzburg Palace with itís Tiepolo frescoes, the Bamberg Cathedral, the Nuremberg Castle, St. Jakob’s Church, BMW World, Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, and Neuschwanstein Castle as part of your Germany Study & Travel course.