Short-Term Faculty-Led Trips

Faculty-led Trips

Instructional Design

These trips provide students with a unique opportunity to complete course requirements through travel and exploration. The number of students who can participate in each trip is limited, so if you are interested in going, apply early. Students selected for these trips are required to enroll in the associated course.

Start Saving Your Pennies and Join Us in 2020!

We are currently working on details for the following programs being offered for spring break and summer 2020.  Plan ahead, save your money and choose a destination and course that will take you to far reaches of the world, enhancing your educational experience at Seminole State College!

Note: we are aiming to keep programs fees as low as possible

Program fee covers airfare, accommodations, most meals, site visits, on-site transportation and international insurance. Tuition is not included in program fee.

*Financial Aid may be increased to help cover cost of program. Check with your financial aid advisor.

Spring Break 2020 Destinations

Application Due Date Extended to October 31

Application Due Date:  Oct. 15 Non-refundable deposit due Nov. 2 Balance due Jan. 10

To participate, students will complete an application, which includes a short essay on why they are interested in participating in this trip and must be enrolled in the course.
Please contact Barbara Prucha at for more information.

Lit 2950 / IDH 2950 : Greek Literature and Culture  (3 credits)

This course can be used as LIT 2120, World Literature II

Taught by Professor Frankie Huff, English

Classical Greek Mythology is central to Western education, literature and art. And, what better place to bring this awareness into consciousness than Greece itself, where the gods were born, humanized and lent their nature to an archetypal pattern of thought. Experience the culture and history of Greece while engaging in a survey of Greek literature and mythology. Travel to the ancient cities of Athens, Delphi, Olympia and Corinth to become immersed in the landscape of the Greek myths of Zeus, Apollo, Artemis and the rest of the Titans. Visit the site of the first Olympic games and ancient temples, markets and ruins of Greece.

BSC 2950 / IDH 2950 : Biology in the Peruvian Amazon (3 credits)

Taught by Professors Mary Colon and Terina Nusinov, Biological Science

Live in the biological diversity of the Amazon River and surrounding areas, study environmental biology (including principles of evolution, population and community ecology, and biodiversity) and be introduced to the history, culture and politics (as it relates to environmental issues) of Peru. Community ecology and species interactions will be witnessed first-hand in the tropical rain forests of Peru and in biological reserves. Natural habitats, resource management, land use and conservation practices will be discussed.

NUR 4950/HSC 4955/HSC 4954H/HSC 2950: Nursing & Health Sciences in France

Taught by professors Lyne Chamberlain (Nursing) and Robert McGraw (Health Sciences)

Designed to promote cultural competence and an appreciation for diversity, this course takes students to France to interact with its citizens and health-care professionals. Examine the health-care delivery system, the financing of health care, the role and challenges of the nurse and the degree of collaboration within the health-care team. Enjoy the beauty of France and its people during visits to historical sites while studying and comparing the French health-care system with the American system.

GEB 2995/3995: Business and Culture in Dubai (3 credits)

Taught by Professor David Moradian

Explore one of the most exotic, secure, and rich per capita and thriving hubs of business in the world. From visits to local companies, insightful lectures, a design thinking workshop, to a panel discussion, get a comprehensive look at the differences and similarities between the U.S. and Dubai business practices. Immerse yourself in the country’s unique culture, taking time to explore Dubai’s many sites and attractions and take advantage of the international business Expo 2020 that is being held in Dubai this year!

2020 Summer Destinations

Application Due: Nov. 30, 2018 Non-refundable deposit due Jan. 10 Balance due Mar. 1 
Trips will take place during Summer Session A
*Financial Aid may be increased to help cover cost of program. Check with your financial aid advisor.

INR 2950 / THE 2930:
Temples, Testaments, and Transformations: Cambodia
(3 credits)

Taught by Professor Tracy Harbin, Political Science and Dean Michele Cuomo, Arts & Communications

Cambodia, a small nation situated between Vietnam and Thailand, has a rich and complex history. Once an empire with Hindu traditions, Cambodia has transformed many times over. During the rise of Angkor, it was a kingdom of temples and traditions rooted in arts and culture. As the empire fell, the transformation in the political system occurred as the dominate religion shifted to Buddhism. With looming threats, the country was colonized by the French for almost a century. Given its geopolitical location and the departure of the French, Cambodia got swept up in the dark days of the Vietnam War leading to an internal civil war and a mass genocide. With the loss of nearly 2 million people, the country also lost its traditions in music, dance, and theater. Today, Cambodia has a rising economy reviving its tradition in textiles and local wares and arts and culture while becoming a tourist destination because of its beautiful beaches and long-standing temples. Students, who join this course, will have the opportunity to learn about how the history, religion, and revived art forms intertwine to make Cambodia what it is today. Students can choose whether they want to take the theater appreciation track or focus more broadly on Cambodia in a globalized world.

HPS 2100H: History Meets Science: Exploring Gothic Paris and Surroundings
(3 credits)

Taught by Professors Tim Wehrner, Physical Science and Katie Steinhaus, History

Paris, the famous “City of Lights,” has been a center of art, architecture, and politics since Roman times. Explore the city’s Gothic spires & nearby castles, and immerse yourself in haunting medieval art as we connect history and science from the middle ages to the renaissance.  Study the physics and engineering of sites as diverse as the island Abbey of Mont St-Michel and the Avignon Palace of the Popes. We will also visit a living archaeology project as historians construct an entire castle using only medieval technology.  We’ll examine period culture through the epic Bayeux Tapestry, historic crypts, as well as Da Vinci’s paintings at the Louvre. Experience Paris from the inside out as we journey through centuries of engineering, art, and culture in the heart of France!

Spring Break 2021 Destinations

REL 2930: World Religions in Spain and Morocco

Taught by Professor Bassem Chaaban

It is paramount in our diverse world that we are aware of the cultural differences and elements affecting different members of the global community.  As the global village gets smaller, it is more essential than ever to focus on a path of knowledge and dialogue to solve the ailments of our world. With this perspective in mind, the World Religions Class is offering an extraordinary adventure to the countries of Spain and Morocco to learn about the Interfaith History of these two great societies and how a golden age of coexistence and cooperation took place.  Explore the historical and cultural world of Spain and Morocco, visiting museums, mosques, churches and interacting with people of the two countries to learn about what once was and how we can learn from that experience for today.