Upcoming Study Abroad Trips

To view previous Study Abroad trips, please visit the Past Programs page.

The following Study Abroad programs are led by Seminole State College faculty. Students who have questions about Seminole State's Study Abroad programs should contact Kevin Konecny at 407.708.2907.

Faculty members who are interested in organizing a future trip should visit the Faculty Resources Web page.

All trips are accompanied by an optional three-credit course.

Upcoming Trips

There are currently three Study Abroad trips approved for the 2014-15 year. Find information about the trips below, and check back at a later date for more Study Abroad options. If you have any questions, please contact Kevin Konecny at 407.708.2907.

Note: Prices and details are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information on a trip, please contact the faculty advisor or the Center for Global Engagement.

The Arc de Triomphe in Paris
The Arc de Triomphe in Paris

London and Paris: March 6-13, 2015

Spend Spring Break touring two world-class European capitals with this eight-day Study Abroad opportunity focused on business and culture in London and Paris. Travelers will land in London to take in the arts, commerce, history and culture of this global city. In addition to business- and commerce-focused trips to the London Stock Exchange and the BBC offices, travelers will stop at world-famous landmarks like the Strand, Covent Gardens, Old Bailey, the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London and more. After four days in London, a high-speed train will take travelers across the English Channel and into Paris, where participants will visit iconic structures and museums like the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Arc de Triomphoe.

The approximate cost for this trip will be $3,100 for students and $3,300 for adults 30 years old and older. The price will include travel expenses, lodging, most meals, fees for tour directors and translators, sightseeing tours and admission to attractions. Please check back at a later date for finalized pricing information.

For more information about this trip, please email David Moradian or Professor Sharon Moore, or contact Kevin Konecny at 407.708.2907. You can sign up for the trip and make your initial deposit at the EF College Study Tours website.

Mount Fuji, from Hakone in Japan
Mount Fuji, from Hakone in Japan

Japan: May 12-22, 2015

This 11-day trip will immerse students and participants in the breadth of Japan’s rich culture. Travelers will arrive in Osaka after an overnight flight, where they will visit landmarks like the National Bunraku Theatre. After a night in Osaka, participants will travel to Miyajima Island and Hiroshima, where they will visit the Itsukushima Shrine and the Atomic Bomb Dome and Peace Memorial Museum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in remembrance of the first atomic strike in 1945. Next, travelers will ride one of Japan’s famous bullet trains to Kyoto, where the traditional geisha of Gion and the modern International Manga Museum live side-by-side. There, travelers will see several Buddhist temples, including Nara’s Todai-ji Temple, home of the world’s largest bronze Buddha statue. Participants will spend the night in a ryokan, a traditional Japenese spa, before exploring castles, museums and beautiful natural landscapes in Hakone, near Mt. Fuji. The trip will finish in Tokyo, including stops at the Meiji Shinto Shrine; the trendy Harajaku, Shibuya and Shinjuku districts; the Imperial Palace and the Asakusa Kannon Temple. On the final day of the trip, travelers may partake in an optional excursion to explore the natural beauty of Nikko.

Seminole State students going on this trip may sign up for the associated three-credit course, Travel Study in Humanities (HUM 274).

The approximate cost for this trip will be $5,373 for students under 30 years of age and $5,643 for everyone else. The price will include travel expenses, lodging, most meals, fees for tour directors and translators, sightseeing tours and admission to attractions. Please check back at a later date for finalized pricing information.

For more information about this trip, please email Professor Bobbie Bell or Professor Rachel Braaten, or contact Kevin Konecny at 407.708.2907. You can sign up for the trip and make your initial deposit at the EF College Study Tours website.

Trafalgar Square in London
Trafalgar Square in London

London, England, U.K.: TBA May 2015

Take a trip to one of Europe’s most important cities in this theater-focused trip and see firsthand the rich theater tradition London has to offer. In addition to taking in stage performances, students and travelers will visit the Globe Theatre, take a backstage tour at the National Theatre and visit Stratford, the birthplace of William Shakespeare. The trip will feature stops at many museums and other iconic attractions around London, including the Tower of London, Trafalgar and Leicester squares, Covent Garden, the Elizabeth Tower, Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, Piccadilly Circus, St. Paul’s Cathedral and more. Travelers also may partake in an optional excursion to Stonehenge and the city of Bath.

Seminole State students going on this trip may sign up for the associated three-credit course, Travel Study in Theatre (THE 2950).

The anticipated cost for this trip is between $2,900 and $3,500. The price will include travel expenses, lodging, most meals, fees for tour directors and translators, sightseeing tours and admission to attractions. Please check back at a later date for finalized pricing information.

For more information about this trip, please email Professor Richard Harmon, or contact Kevin Konecny at 407.708.2907.

Freiburg, Germany
Freiburg, Germany

Germany and Switzerland: The Integration of Renewable Energy in Today’s Built Environment: June 15-25, 2015

The emphasis of this trip will be sustainability and renewable energy in Germany and Switzerland, known for their progressive, environmentally conscious policies and culture. Travelers will explore cities and quaint towns, analyzing both classic and modern architecture and discussing how medieval buildings are retrofitted with the latest in green construction technology. The trip begins with a tour of Frankfurt’s wind farm and a photo op of the famous Waldspirale, then continues through the Neckar Valley to Heidelberg Castle. Participants will continue to solar-focused stops in Freiburg and Lake Constance, where they will enjoy a solar-powered boat ride before heading toward the Swiss Alps. The last three days of the trip will take travelers to Lucerne, Switzerland, where they will explore the natural beauty of Mount Pilatus and the mountainous terrain.

For interested students, a three-credit course will be offered in association with this trip through the School of Engineering, Design and Construction.

The approximate cost for this trip will be $3,764 for students and $4,004 for adults 30 years old and older. The price will include travel expenses, lodging, most meals, fees for tour directors and translators, sightseeing tours and admission to attractions. Please check back at a later date for finalized pricing information.

For more information about this trip, please email Cheryl Knodel, associate dean of Construction, Design and Apprenticeship, or contact Kevin Konecny at 407.708.2907. You can sign up for the trip and make your initial deposit at the EF College Study Tours website.

The Kaknas Tower in Stockholm
Stockholm's 155-meter Kaknas Tower

Scandinavia: July 9-20, 2015

Take a trip to the Land of the Midnight Sun, learn about Norse and Viking lore, and explore the Scandinavia vistas where the sun shines both day and night. Participants will land in Copenhagen, where they will see the Danish Crown Regalia at Rosenborg Castle and visit Christiansborg Palace, as well as the Copenhagen Stock Exchange, the famous Little Mermaid statue, and the film district. They will then travel overnight by ferry, arriving in Oslo to tour the Viking Ship Museum and landmarks such as the Norwegian Parliament, Oslo Cathedral, the Royal Palace, the National Theater, the Akershus Fortress and Oslo City Hall, home of the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony. After traveling through towns and landscapes along the Norwegian countryside and cruising along the Sognefjord, the world’s longest and deepest fjord, travelers will make their way to Stockholm. There, they will enjoy the sights and scenery of the Swedish capital on the Baltic Sea, including checking out the view from the 155-meter (509-foot) Kaknas Tower.

For interested students, a three-credit companion course in Scandinavian cinema will be available.

The approximate cost for this trip will be $5,799. The price will include travel expenses, lodging, most meals, fees for tour directors and translators, sightseeing tours and admission to attractions. Please check back at a later date for finalized pricing information.

For more information about this trip, please email Professor Rachel Braaten, or contact Kevin Konecny at 407.708.2907