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Short Term Trips Information


Please note that all final payments are non-refundable.

  • December 27th 2012 – January 8th 2013                    Hawaii - Kauai and Big Island

    This course provides a window into the past, present, and alternative futures of the rich and unique biodiversity in one of our country’s most famous archipelago and tourist destination. You will study the field of conservation biology and, more specifically, its application to Hawaii on campus and on the youngest and oldest islands in the archipelago. While on the islands, you will spend most of your time observing/identifying/handling species in their natural terrestrial or marine settings and hearing short field lectures from the instructor, natural resource managers, and local researchers.

    For credit:  BIO 280 Conservation Biology in Hawaii.

    Prerequisites: Declared major in biology, junior or senior standing, and instructor permission. Biopsychology majors may be admitted depending on availability. Students who have taken or who are taking BIO 380 Conservation Biology have first preference.

    Trip fee:  ~3,300.00 (all transportation, lodging, admissions, some breakfasts, & at least one dinner; exact amount TBA)

    500.00 Deposit due:  September 24th 2012

    Trip fee minus deposit due:  October 15th, 2013

    Directing professor and contact:  Dr. Donnelly


  • Spring Break       March 14—24th, 2013                 London/Paris

This trip will explore both London and Paris in all of their historical layers:  medieval, Renaissance, 19th century, Modern.  We will examine the cities as the setting for many artistic and architectural revolutions, and examine most of the major artistic sites and works:  Gothic cathedrals, Tate Galleries, Louvre, Musee d’ Orsay, all major museums in both cities, and an engaging analysis of architecture, as well as attending a play at West End London.    Students will examine and analyze Paris through segway excursions. 

For credit:  COR 104 or Special Topics in Art History.

500.00 Deposit due:  December 15th, 2012

Total cost of the trip:  3,700.00  (includes airfare, hotels, tickets, some dinners)

Final amount due after deposit:  January 15th, 2013

Professors directing:  Dr. Collins and Professor Loehle


  • June 5—23, 2013  Greece

This trip will include explorations in Athens—the Parthenon, the archaeological museums, and the city itself.  In addition, we will embark on an odyssey to the major islands for explorations in art, architecture, ancient runs, and Greek island life:  Mykonos, Delos, Hydra, Paros, Crete, Santorini, Rhodes, and others, and then return to the mainland for an excursion to the Peloponnese, and there examine the ruins of Mycenae, Sparta, Eleusis, and end our trip at Delphi, site of the ancient oracle.   

For credit:  Special Topics in Art History, or COR 104.

500.00 deposit due:  March 15, 2013

Total cost of the trip:  4,000.00  (includes airfare, boats, hotels, tickets, and some dinners)

Final amount after deposit due:  April 15th, 2013

Professors directing:  Dr. Collins, Professor Loehle, and Dr. Mike Rulison


  • June 25—July 10, 2013   London/Oxford/Paris

This trip will focus London as a center of the theatrical world, and students will tour London, visit major museums like the Tate Modern and the British Museum, and attend several plays.  In addition, students will also stay at Oxford, explore Stonehenge and Salisbury Cathedral, and journey to Glastonbury Tor and discuss the legends of King Arthur and the Holy Grail. Finally, student will take the Eurostar and visit Paris for the last three days, and examine the major sites, cathedrals, and museums from the Louvre to the Pompidou.

For credit: 

500.00 deposit due:  March 15, 2013

Total cost of the trip:  3,900.00 (includes airfare, hotels, trains, tickets, and some dinners)

Final amount after deposit due:  April 15, 2013

Professors directing:  Professor Matt Huff, Dr. Hornback, and Dr. Collins


*Please make deposits to the business office located on the first floor of Lupton Hall. Deposits are non-refundable 14 days after receipt. (Deposits are used to secure airline tickets and hotels, thus we cannot return the deposits based on their regulations.)

*Payment arrangements and loans are available to qualifying students
who take these trips for credit.

Space is limited! For more information, see Dr. Jeffrey Collins,
Director of International Programs
 404.504.3452 (office) 404.573.2173 (cell) - Library 2nd Floor


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