Several times a year, the Weekend College offers exciting travel/study opportunities to students and their families. Students in the Weekend College have earned college credit by traveling to such bracing locales as Asia, Europe, The British Isles, Russia, South America, the Caribbean, the American south, and Hawaii. These travel/study courses allow students to immerse themselves in the cultures and histories of their destinations while being guided by our dynamic and knowledgeable faculty.
The Kingdom of Thailand is often called the “Land of Smiles”. It is a country full of pleasant contradictions and its modern charms are intermingled with its captivating history. Thailand is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, and rightly so because it has something for everyone. It is rich with fascinating culture, architecture, spectacular temples and exquisite cuisine. The Temple of the Emerald Buddha sits within the grounds of the Bangkok Grand Palace, surrounded by walls more than a mile long. Inside, it contains some of the finest examples of Buddhist sculpture, architecture, painting, and decorative craft in Thailand.
The Kingdom of Cambodia boasts some of the most spectacular sights on the planet. Angkor Wat temple in Cambodia, dating from the 12th century AD, is considered the largest religious structure in the world. Originally a Hindu temple, it is a currently a Buddhist shrine. The temples of Angkor represent the epitome of the high classical style of Khmer architecture. Its rainforests offer an opportunity to see how manmade structures can be reclaimed by nature. Riding an elephant gives you a feeling of living in another time. With a tragic recent history, this country is finally beginning to move on the path of political and economic development.
Discover the beauties of Ancient Athens, while experiencing the vibrant local culture of the modern city. Explore the history, rugged landscapes, rich culture and turquoise beaches of the Peloponnese. The Peloponnesus region is known for vast olive groves, Byzantine churches, Venetian castles and stone hilltop villages. It is the home of the original Olympics and the world finest ancient theatre. It is a place to see the old and the new quietly coexisting while enjoying a glass of local wine and gorgeous fresh fish and produce. Get swept away in the magnificent views and colorful sunsets of the Ionian islands. The trip is open to students, alums, family and friends. Brochure
Poised at the crossroads between East and West, TURKEY is graced with a stunning coastline, picturesque villages, and a unique cultural legacy shaped by the Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires. The 11 day trip begins in Istanbul, visits the otherworldly moonscape of Cappadocia, gives you a chance to swim in the thermal pools of Pamukkle and walk among the ruins of Aphrodisias. The last three days are spent on the Turkey's Turquoise Coast in Bodrum. The trip is from May 16th to May 26, 2011 and is open to students, alums, family and friends. For information about an upcoming information session contact. Brochure