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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.