Upcoming Trips

2024 STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS

  1. + BAHAMAS CRUISE (CLOSED)

    Cruising is the most complete tourism and hospitality experience as it includes transportation, accommodation, attractions, food and beverage, entertainment, casino gambling, and destination visits.  Students will start with a tour of Port Canaveral Cruise Terminal.  While on the cruise, students will make a resort site visit in Nassau, Bahamas to a location such as Atlantis Resort or Baha Mar Resort.  Students will also take behind-the-scenes tours of the various cruise departments to learn the operations of each of those areas.  Also, included each evening is a group business etiquette dinner for the students to learn about proper protocol for dining etiquette.

    DATES: May 15 – 20, 2024

    PROGRAM LEADERS: Professors Howe and Lehoczky

    COURSE: HFT1000 – Intro to Hospitality Management

    ESTIMATED TRIP COST: $950 – Includes hotel (1 night), 4-night cruise, cruise taxes, gratuities, transportation, tours, entrance fees, and most meals.

    APPLICATION OPEN

    DEPOSIT DEADLINE: $200 Due February 21, 2024 *Pay After Application is Approved*

    FOR MORE INFO & TO PAY DEPOSIT: Contact Kim at ksimpson@polk.edu

  2. + JAPAN (CLOSED)

    Ashi.  Students will visit and/or tour Meiji Shrine, Ueno Park, Tokyo National Museum, Fujisan World Heritage Center, Hakone National Park, Tsukiji Fish Market, Harajuku, Shibuya, and Shinjuku Districts.

    See itinerary

    DATES: May 16-26, 2024

    PROGRAM LEADERS: Professors Rivers and Pringle-Brown

    COURSE: CRW2001 – Creative Writing

    ESTIMATED TRIP COST: $5739 – $6279 – Includes flight, lodging, transportation, tours, entrance fees, and some meals.

    DEADLINE TO ENROLL: February 1, 2024

    TO ENROLL: www.efstudyabroad.com/2669815VD

    FOR MORE INFO: Contact Kim at ksimpson@polk.edu

  3. + FRANCE (CLOSED)

    The French and Humanities Study Abroad Program involves an extended 9-night stay in Paris, where we will familiarize ourselves with the city’s many resources (subway, museums, parks, markets, monuments, neighborhoods) and nearby (Versailles; Monet’s home and gardens in Giverny; Brittany) using public transportation.  We will observe some of the preparations for the Summer 2024 Olympics that begin in July. Then we take the high-speed train to France’s oldest city, Marseilles, for another 5 days to explore Provence (southern France), take a ferry to the Chateau d ‘If in the Mediterranean, and follow the footsteps of the painters Cezanne and Van Gogh in Arles and Aix-en Provence.

    DATES: May 7–22, 2024

    PROGRAM LEADERS: Professors Barberet and Jones

    COURSES: FRE2930 – Special Topics in French | HUM2930 – Special Topics in Humanities

    ESTIMATED TRIP COST: $3400 – Includes flight, lodging, transportation, tours, entrance fees, and some meals.

    APPLICATION OPEN

    DEPOSIT DEADLINE: $1500 Due February 1, 2024 *Pay After Application is Approved*

    SCHOLARSHIPS: (6) $1500 Scholarships are available

    TO APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP AND/OR PAY DEPOSIT: Contact Kim at ksimpson@polk.edu

  4. + COSTA RICA (CLOSED)

    The program will include travel to San Jose, La Fortuna, Monteverde, and Liberia.  Students will visit and/or tour Rio Celeste and Tenorio Volcano National Park, Maleku Indigenous Territory, Arenal Volcano, Proyecto Asis Wildlife Rescue Center, Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve, Palo Verde National Park, Bahia Culebra, and Rincon de la Vieja.

    DATES: July 17 – 28, 2024

    PROGRAM LEADERS: Professors Moran and Hayes

    COURSES: EVR1001C, OCE2001C, GLY2010C or ESC1000

    ESTIMATED TRIP COST: $3600 – Includes flight, lodging, transportation, tours, entrance fees, and some meals.

    APPLICATION OPEN

    DEPOSIT DEADLINE: $600 due January 15, 2024 *Pay After Application is Approved*

    FOR MORE INFO & TO PAY DEPOSIT: Contact Kim at ksimpson@polk.edu

  5. + England

    ENGLAND
    Humanities
    September 26 – October 6, 2024

    Do you want to be part of an unforgettable adventure across the majestic landscapes and iconic landmarks of England? Join us as we journey through centuries of history and culture on our exclusive trip to London and picturesque towns surrounding it. From the mystical allure of Stonehenge to the grandeur of Windsor Palace, we will immerse ourselves in the rich tapestry of British heritage. We will explore the quaint charm of Amesbury; there we will meet with renowned archaeologist David Jaques who uncovered the first settlement in Britain. We will delve into the ancient mysteries of Salisbury Cathedral and indulge in the luxurious Roman Baths of Bath UK. Feel the pulse of history at the Tower of London, marvel at priceless artifacts in the Victoria and Albert Museum and unlock the secrets of the British Museum. Our program offers not only an adventure of a lifetime but also an enriching academic experience. Enroll in HUM2930 (1 credit) to delve deep into the captivating realm of British Mythology of the Middle Ages. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to broaden your horizons and create lasting memories. Sign up now and let’s make history together!

    PROGRAM LEADERS: Professor Lance Russum and Kim Simpson

    PROGRAM COURSE:  HUM2930 (1 credit)

    ESTIMATED TRIP COST: $3,250 – Includes flight, lodging, transportation, tours, entrance fees, some meals, and insurance.

    DEADLINES: 50% due June 15, 2024 | Final balance due Aug. 15, 2024

    TO APPLY, CONTACT KIM SIMPSON AT KSIMPSON@POLK.EDU | 863.669.4917