Previous Seminole State Travel Study Programs

Each year, Seminole State's Center for Global Engagement works with professors and College staff to sponsor trips to exciting locations around the world. Below is a list of completed trips.

For a list of Study Abroad opportunities currently available to students, staff and community members, please visit the Upcoming Trips page.

2015 Trips

The Arc de Triomphe
London, Paris and Amsterdam: March 6-13, 2015

Travelers enjoyed a week of sightseeing in three of Europe's greatest cultural hubs: London, Paris and Amsterdam. While there, they visited business hubs like the London Stock Exchange and the BBC offices; saw world-famous landmarks like the Strand, Buckingham Palace, Covent Gardens, the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Arc de Triomphe; and visited world-class museums like the Louvre.

Mount Fuji
Japan: May 12-22, 2015

Travelers took an 11-day journey through Japan, experiencing the breadth of that country's rich culture. They stopped in Osaka, Hiroshima, Kyoto and Tokyo, visiting along the way natural wonders like Mount Fuji and UNESCO World Heritage sites like the Atomic Bomb Dome and Peace Memorial museum. They also took in the culture, riding one of Japan's famous bullet trains, exploring Buddhist temples like Nara's Todai-ji Temple, and visiting museums like the International Manga Museum.

2014 Trips

The Sistine Chapel
Italy: The Grand Tour: March 7-16, 2014

Students and participants traveled to Italy, where they explored art, culture and global diversity. Travelers visited iconic cities like Venice, Rome, Florence, Assisi, Pompeii, Sorrento, Pisa, Capri and Vatican City, stopping along the way at world-famous museums and landmarks such as the Roman Colosseum, the Sistine Chapel and the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Marienplatz in Munich, Germany
Central and Western Europe: May 7-16, 2014

Participants landed in Munich, Germany, and traveled mostly by train to Strasbourg, Frankfurt and Heidelberg in Germany; Venice and Verona, Italy; Lucerne, Switzerland; and Paris, France. They were immersed in culture and history, visiting world-famous museums and markets, traveling medieval trade routes, and seeing manmade and geographical landmarks including the Dachau concentration camp, Neuschwanstein Castle, St. Mark's Square, the Doge's Palace, the Swiss Alps, the Black Forest and the Rhine Falls.

Venice, Italy
Italy: May 19-28, 2014

This trip took travelers through Italy to the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Piazza Navona and Trevi Fountain in Rome; St. Peter’s Basilica and the iconic Sistine Chapel in Vatican City; Florence’s Duomo, Accademia Gallery and Uffizi Gallry, where artistic wonders like Michelangelo’s David and Botticelli’s Birth of Venus are on display; and the Mediterranean coastline at Sorrento and the Isle of Capri.

2013 Trips

British Health Care System Tour of London: March 1-7, 2013

Partipants traveled to London to study and observe the English health care system, visiting the Florence Nightingale Museum and participating in a health care seminar. Tour stops included the Elizabeth Tower (formerly Big Ben), the House of Commons, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Piccadilly Circus, Hyde Park, the Tower of London, Windsor Castle and the British Museum.

Exploring Financial Markets in London and Paris: March 1-9, 2013

This excursion took travelers to London and Paris, where they learned the basic workings of English and French money markets. Highlights included stops at cultural landmarks and museums in each city, as well as visits to the British Broadcasting Corporation, the London and French stock exchanges, and more.

2012 Trips

Irish Heritage: May 15-24, 2012

Students, faculty and community members took a once-in-a-lifetime tour around Ireland, learning about art, history, heritage and culture along the way. They made stops in Killarney, Kinsale, Cork and Dublin, stopping along the way to see Trinity College, Blarney Castle and the legendary Blarney Stone, and St. Patrick's Cathedral. 

Eiffel Tower in Paris, France
>London and Paris: June 11-20, 2012

Participants traveled around London and Paris and visited some of Europe's most iconic and culturally significant sites, including the Houses of Parliament, Piccadilly Circus, the Elizabeth Tower and Windsor Tower in London, and the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.

2011 Trips

Bangkok, Thailand
Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam: May 18-28, 2011

Students, faculty, staff and community members traveled to Bangkok, Siem Reap and Ho Chi Minh City as part of this unforgettable excursion through Southeast Asia. Participants visited palaces, temples, terraces and many other attractions. They also toured the War Remnants Museum and the elaborate tunnel system used to hide Viet Cong soldiers during the Vietnam War.

Eastern Europe: May 10-20, 2011

Travel Study participants explored the rich and often turbulent history of Eastern Europe with stops in Austria, Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic. Highlights included palaces, castles, monuments and salt mines, as well as a former communist district and a concentration camp.

The Alhambra in Granada, Spain
Spain, Land of Many Cultures: March 3-13, 2011

Students, faculty, staff and community members traveled to Madrid, Toledo, Seville, Cordoba, Granada and Barcelona during the College's 2011 Spring Break. Participants visited royal palaces, cathedrals, museums, bullrings and many other attractions. They also had the opportunity to visit Bilbao and San Sebastian as part of an optional three-day extension package.

2010 Trips

Italy and Greece: May 19-28, 2010

In Italy, travel Study participants took in the sites of Rome, Vatican City and Pompeii, before journeying to the historic Greek cities of Athens, Epidaurus, Mycenae and Delphi. Highlights included the Roman Coliseum, St. Peter's Basilica, the Pantheon, Mount Vesuvius and an optional three-day cruise extension package through the Greek Isles.

The Taj Mahal
India's Golden Triangle: March 6-14, 2010

Students, faculty and community members journeyed to Delhi, Alsisar, Agra and Jaipur over the College's 2010 Spring Break. Participants visited the Taj Mahal, palaces, mosques, tombs, national parks and several other attractions. They also experienced an authentic Indian elephant ride.

2009 Trip

Japan, Land of the Rising Sun: May 21-31, 2009

Travel Study participants visited Tokyo, Hiroshima and Osaka in May 2009. Highlights included visiting Buddhist temples, castles, shrines and national parks, and riding Japan's famous bullet trains.

2008 Trips

British Isles: May 19-27, 2008

Seminole State students and faculty members traveled to London, Windsor, Oxford, Stratford, York and Edinburgh. Highlights included Windsor Castle, Shakespeare's birthplace, a theater and Piccadilly Circus.

Costa Rica
Costa Rica, Ecology and Conservation: May 19-27, 2008

Travel Study participants journeyed to San Jose, Sarapiqui, Monteverde and Central Pacific Coast in May 2008. Highlights included rainforest, volcano and hot springs visits, as well as a canopy tour and whitewater rafting.

2007 Trip

Imperial China: July 2007

Seminole State students, faculty and community members traveled to Beijing, Xian and Shanghai. Highlights included the Great Wall, the Terracotta Warriors and the Forbidden City.

Salzburg Seminars

Salzburg, Austria
Salzburg Seminar in Austria: June 2005-2012

Each year, a group of Honors Institute students is  selected to attend the Salzburg Global Seminar in Salzburg, Austria. The seminar, taught by international professors, focuses on globalization and what it means to be a global citizen. The tour includes a visit to Dachau Concentration Camp, Mozart's birthplace and Munich.