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Trips Around the World

 

Africa

Gambia & Senegal-2017

Gambia & Senegal-2017 - Tropical Ecology

Winter Trip

Tropical Ecology
December 26 to January 8
Dr. Wolovich

OPEN ONLY TO STUDENTS ENROLLED IN TROPICAL ECOLOGY

Caribbean / Latin America

Belize-2017

Belize-2017 - Nursing

Fall Trip - JJ

Experiencing Belize
October 14 to October 20
Dr. Christy Skelly


OPEN TO ALL MAJORS. This adventure filled trip includes hiking and zip lining through the rain forest, exploring the second largest barrier reef and exploring the ancient Mayan Ruins. We will also visit the Belize zoo, a local school and a local monkey sanctuary. You will experience the rich culture and beautiful geography of Belize. The course will provide the student with the opportunity to experience the culture and history of Belize. Students will learn by exploring the Lamanai and Xuanantunich ruins, a local school and the city zoo. The student will explore the geography of Belize by visiting the Peccary Hills national park and Ambergris Caye island.
Bimini-2017

Bimini-2017 - Marine Biology

Fall Trip - JJ

Field Studies in Shark Biology
October 14 to October 20
Dr. Brian Franks


This trip is open to those students who have successfully completed BIO 3150 OR BIO 3700 This Study Abroad experience engage students in the study of the various aspects of the biology, behavior and conservation of elasmobranch fishes, specifically sharks. Using a combination of lectures, in-class activities and field trips students will gain a firsthand understanding and experience in the study of sharks. Why? Because sharks are awesome!
Cuba-2017

Cuba-2017

Fall Trip - JJ

Cuba: A Caribbean Cultural Encounter
October 14 to October 22
Dr. Jose Garcia


This trip provides a unique opportunity to gain a cultural and educational perspective on Cuba; experience firsthand the important aspects of modern history, cultural norms and traditions on contemporary society and Cuban national identity, visit historic sites and discover through discussions and presentations from a wide variety of Cubans how they view the future of the people and their country.
Ecuador-2017

Ecuador-2017 - Accounting & Nursing

Winter Trip

Collaboration in Ecuador: Service & Culture
December 13 to December 21
Dr. Quilliam & Dr. Lyle


Prerequisites: Business, Nursing, Health Sciences, or other majors (identified and with permission from the trip directors). Students will experience an introduction to the Spanish culture and communication strategies specific to their discipline. (Accounting/Nursing/General) while serving in the Quito community, located near the equator and at 9500 ft. altitude. Work and interact with peers from other majors in this beautiful, scenic area of the world as you identify concepts of the Ecuadorian healthcare system, identify collaborative business opportunities for corporate and non-profit exchanges, or help to construct and refurbish buildings in the community. We will be working closely with various departments of the local university and go on daily excursions to theaters, museums, and cultural sites in and around the capital city.

Domestic

Arizona-2017

Arizona-2017

Winter Trip - JJ

Western Landscapes
December 14 to December 21
Ms. Gerrianne Schaad


This trip explores the culture, landscapes, and history of the American West, as seen through the lens of the various experiences of indigenous peoples, settlers, and outlaws. With expeditions to Phoenix, Tucson, Prescott and surrounding areas, visit gardens, cliff dwellings, museums and national parks found only in this distinctive region of the U.S. you’ll gain an appreciation of the landscapes and cultures that have left an impression on imaginations coast-to-coast.
California-2017

California-2017

Fall Trip - JJ

California: Business, Cultural, and Historical Aspects
October 14 to October 21
Dr. Quilliam & Dr. Anderson


Join Drs. Will Quilliam and Bruce Anderson on a wonderful tour of southern California during Fall break. Transportation, hotels, meals, and tours are all included. This trip will be interesting to you, no matter your major. We will have great cultural, business, historical, and educational experiences as you explore and discover the amazing museums, cathedrals and other sights unique to San Diego and Palm Springs, including the Joshua Tree National Park. You will receive one hour of academic credit. For more information, please contact us at wquilliam@flsouthern.edu.
New Mexico-2017

New Mexico-2017

Fall Trip - JJ

A Culinary Tour of Northern New Mexico
October 15 to October 21
Mr. Randall MacDonald


This course will engage students in a first-hand exploration of food and culinary traditions in a state that features a unique blend of ancient and modern cultures. Be prepared to taste your way through the Land of Enchantment with walking tours of the historically rich cities and towns of Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Taos visiting restaurants, museums, and plenty of quirky local hotspots, as well as visits to national monuments and parks.
New Orleans-2017

New Orleans-2017 - Service Learning

Fall Trip - JJ

New Orleans: a Cultural & Service Learning Experience
October 14 to October 20
Dr. Theresa MacNeil


This Junior Journey is a service-oriented and experiential learning trip where you will serve and connect with the communities of New Orleans, Louisiana. There we will assist Camp Restore, working on environmental, construction, human care, or grass roots activities helping to restore the homes, lives, and communities still affected by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. There will also be many chances to experience New Orleans’ famous neighborhoods, food, and music with guided tours through the lively city and historic plantations, as well as boat tours in the bayous and along the great Mississippi River.
Orlando-2017

Orlando-2017 - Business

Fall Trip - JJ

What Would Walt Do?
October 16 to October 21
Dr. Cindy Hardin


Learn leadership and teambuilding skills while exploring the creation and operations of one of the world’s most popular vacation destinations. Go behind the scenes to examine legal, management, and marketing issues faced by the theme park from its inception to modern times.
Social Justice Tour-2017

Social Justice Tour-2017

Fall Trip - JJ

Social Justice Tour in America
October 13 to October 22
Dr. Brian Hamilton & Mrs. Brenda Lewis


This course introduces students to Social Justice in the United States. We will explore the history with special attention to the civil rights movements of the 1960s. We will visit Greensboro, Birmingham, AL, and Atlanta, GA to visit important historical sites and museums. While visiting these important protest sites, we will examine and compare the various approaches to the struggle, how the movement is remembered today, and reflect on the legacy they have on present day ant-racist struggles.

Europe

England-2017

England-2017 - English

Fall Trip - JJ

Jane Austen's World
October 13 to October 22
Dr. Keith Huneycutt


This course will explore some of the most important locations in England associated with the life, novels, and mileau of Jane Austen (1775 – 1817). We will spend several days in Bath, where Austen lived from 1801-1806, which provides the setting for two of her novels, and which has preserved many of the Regency-era buildings that she would have known. We will visit Chawton, where Austen lived from 1809 until her death and see the house where she wrote several of her novels – which is now a museum dedicated to the author. We will visit Winchester, where the author died, and see her burial site in Winchester cathedral. We will spend five days in London to visit locations that would have been familiar to Austen and which provide the background for several of her novels. We will go to museums that display art and artifacts that will help us gain a better understanding of the world that Austen knew. We will also explore some major historical & cultural sites not directly associated with Austen – such as Tintern Abbey, The Roman Baths, Hampton Court, and the Globe Theater.
England-2017

England-2017

Winter Trip - JJ

Yorkshire & the North of England
December 13 to December 21
Dr. Malcolm Manners


Travel through northern England, experiencing the history and beauty of York, the Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors National Park, Northumberland National Park, Hadrian's Wall, and the Lake District visiting sites of historic and cultural importance (castles, ruins, ancient megalithic sites, etc.).
Greece-2017

Greece-2017 - Athletics

Fall Trip - JJ

Exploring Greece
October 14 to October 22
Mr. Drew Howard


This trip explores some of the most important locations of ancient and present day Greece. We will visit Santorini, an island in the southern Aegean Sea and the present day site of the ancient Minoan civilization and one of the largest volcanic eruptions in recorded history. We’ll then head to Athens spending time immersed in the Greek culture and Olympic spirit, and its effect on history and politics. The trip will end in Delphi a city with a rich history critical to the ancient and Modern Greek culture.
Ireland-2017

Ireland-2017

Fall Trip - JJ

Historic Significance of Ireland
October 13 to October 20
Dr. Alex Ortiz


Over the course of a week, students will visit attractions and sites of cultural and historical significance to Ireland and Northern Ireland. In Dublin students will spend days visiting abbeys, castles, and other locations, and evenings learning the mythology and songs of the country. Outside of the city, students can climb the Sliabh Liag Cliffs and learn to surf in the North Atlantic Ocean. There will also be time in Derry, Northern Ireland visiting the murals and medieval walls of the city.
Italy-2017

Italy-2017 - Military History

Fall Trip - JJ

Italy & WWII Tour
October 14 to October 22
LTC Vaira


This trip is for active students with an interest in military science. While being immerses in Italian culture and lifestyle, students will learn how the invasion of Italy helped the success of D-Day during World War II. The experience consists of an informative trip through the central and northern country side with opportunities to visit famous places like Rome, Venice, and Pisa.
Scotland-2017

Scotland-2017

Fall Trip - JJ

Highlands and Western Islands of Scotland
October 13 to October 22
Dr. Malcolm Manners


Travel through western and northern Scotland, and the Isles of Harris, Lewis, and Skye, visiting sites of historic importance (castles, ruins, ancient megalithic sites, etc.), Inverness, Loch Ness, and Stirling.
Sweden-2017

Sweden-2017

Fall Trip - JJ

Exploration of Swedish Food and Culture
October 13 to October 21
Dr. Katherine Loh


Experience what it is like to live a day like a Viking. Soak in the rich cultural history of Sweden as we walk through the streets of Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmo. Savor the flavors of Swedish cuisine during our walking food tour in the Vasastan area in Stockholm. We will visit museums and ancient Viking burial sites. We might even visit the ABBA museum. Professional tour guides will be with us the entire trip. Come join me on this amazing Junior Journey as we discover Sweden – Food & Culture.
Switzerland & Italy-2017

Switzerland & Italy-2017 - Healthcare

Fall Trip - JJ

Global Health Organizations
October 14 to October 21
Dr. Elizabeth Krause


This travel course introduces students to international organizations focused on humanitarianism and global health, an interdisciplinary field exploring major health problems, interventions, and policies impacting the health status and well-being of all persons. We will spend several days in Geneva and then Milan, where we will meet with representatives of global health organizations such as the World Health Organization, Médecins Sans Frontières, and the Red Cross. There will also be visits many museums, cathedrals, and other unique cultural and historical sites in both cities.