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Honors Global Seminars

The Honors Program sponsors annual faculty-led, short-term, study abroad experiences called Global Seminars. These two-three week trips have an academic focus, they are typically credit bearing, often fulfill a Core Curriculum requirement, and always count as one of students' six required honors courses.

Student Heritage Tour
Students explored the history and heritage of the Norbertine order, visiting abbeys in Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic. Twenty-one students visited six Norbertine Abbeys in Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic.

Trip highlights included visits with the Norbertine communities of Roggenburg, Geras, Schlagl, Doksany and Strahov; mass at the tomb of St. Norbert; a two-night stay in Munich; a visit to the Dachau concentration camp; a day trip to the city of Ulm.

Tragedy and Philosophy in Greece
This course explored the relationship between tragedy and philosophy in ancient Greece—by traveling to the place itself! Students traveled to Athens, Thebes, Delphi, Olympia, Sparta, Mycenae, Corinth, and Epidaurus. This course studied how the ancient world is transmitted to us through the ages, and how an ancient tragedy can help us understand real historical events ranging from 400 BC to the present day.

Spain: The Story of the Three Cultures
Students study the peaceful coexistence of the Muslims, Jews, and Christians in Early Modern Spain, while traveling to Toledo, Granada, Córdoba, Ronda, and Madrid.

This popular trip is offered each year during the J-term. In January 2017, seventeen students, the director and honors staff member, will travel to Spain for the third time. This course satisfies an advanced, upper level core curriculum (WT) and honors course requirement.