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Seminole State plans five study abroad trips in 2015

Seminole State College and the Center for Global Engagement are sponsoring five study abroad trips in 2015.

Seminole State College of Florida’s Study Abroad programs for 2015 will take travelers through world-famous cities, beautiful natural environments and important hubs of culture and commerce.

The five programs include a study of theater in London; a cultural voyage through Japan; a tour of business culture in London and Paris; a green energy-focused journey through Germany and Switzerland; and explorations of film and media in Denmark, Norway and Sweden.

All trips are open to Seminole State students, College faculty and staff, and interested community members. Each trip is led by a Seminole State faculty member and accompanied by an optional three-credit course. Scholarships are available for students who apply early.

There will be an information session at Seminole State’s Sanford/Lake Mary Campus, room L-330, at 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 9. Topics covered will include details about this year’s trips, grant and funding opportunities, and passport application procedures.

Full information for each trip, including tentative costs, can be found at the Upcoming Study Abroad Trips page.

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. After four days in London, a high-speed train will take travelers across the English Channel and into Paris.

Entrepreneurship Professor David Moradian and Emergency Medical Services Professor Sharon Moore are leading this trip.

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

Take a trip to one of Europe’s most important cities in this performing arts-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.

Theatre Professor Richard Harmon is leading this trip.

Japan: May 12-22, 2015

This 11-day trip will immerse students and participants in the breadth of Japan’s rich culture. The trip includes stops in Osaka; Miyajima Island and Hiroshima; Kyoto Hakone (near Mount Fuji); and Tokyo.

Humanities professors Rachel Braaten and Bobbie Bell are leading this trip.

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

Cheryl Knodel, associate dean of Construction, Design and Apprenticeship, is leading this trip.

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 day and night. The trip includes stops in Copenhagen, Denmark; Oslo, Norway; and Stockholm, Sweden.

Humanities Professor Rachel Braaten is leading this trip.

Go State. Go Far.

Seminole State College of Florida, established in 1965 and a part of the public Florida College System, serves more than 30,000 students with campuses in Altamonte Springs, Heathrow, Oviedo and Sanford/Lake Mary. Seminole State supports students who hope to gain an international perspective during their academic studies through the Center for Global Engagement. For more about the college, visit, and like us on Facebook,, and follow us on Twitter @seminolestate.

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