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Faculty-Led Trips


What is a Faculty-Led Trip?
A faculty-led trip is any trip officially led by Schreiner University staff or faculty members in the U.S. or abroad. The U.S. or international destination is selected by your instructor(s), who consults his or her department chair and the coordinator of Changing Global Society. The trip occurs after the semester or during fall, winter, spring, or summer breaks, lasting from a few days to four weeks. Most faculty-led trips are course-related, which means that you ought to enroll in the course attached to the trip.

students in Costa Rica

Where Will We Go?
In the summer semesters of 2017 and January semester 2018, we will go (or have been to) the following locations:

Guatemala: Public Health
May to June 2017
Contact Dr. Ruth Grubesic

Peru: Nursing
June 2017
Contact Mary Pautler

China: Language and Culture
June 2017
Contact Dr. Rui Cao

Belize: Education 
June 2017
Contact Dr. Karen Taylor-Backor

Colombia: Exchange
June to August 2017
Contact Dr. Maureen Russo

South Korea: Global Scholars
June to July 2017
Contact Caroline Zeiher

France: Language and Culture
July 2017
Contact Lori Mayles-Wells

United Kingdom: London History and Culture
January 2018
Contact James Harris

Additional Information:
Faculty-led trips hosted in 2017/2018 will be posted here in Mid-October 2017

Where We Have Gone:

Belize: Business
January 2016
Contact Jay McCormack

Dominican Republic: Service-Learning
March 2016
Contact Rev. Gini Norris-Lane

Cuba: Hemingway in Havana
March 2016
Contact Dr. William Woods

New York: Model United Nations
March 2016
Contact Dr. Michael Grillo

Guatemala: Public Health
May 2016
Contact Dr. Ruth Grubesic

Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary: Choir Trip
May 2016
Contact Michael Kahl

Costa Rica: Nursing
June 2016
Contact Mary Pautler

Colombia Exchange
June to July 2016
Contact Dr. Maureen Russo

Korea: Global Scholars
June to July 2016
Contact Caroline Zeiher

England and Scotland: Travel Writing
June to July 2016
Contact Dr. Ryan Naughton

Italy: Business
July to August 2016
Contact Jay McCormack

In the 2014-15 year, we went to the following 10 locations: Boston, MA (October 2014), Taizé, France (December 2014), London, England (January 2015), Washington, DC (March 2015), New York, NY (March 2015), Guatemala (May 2015), Costa Rica (June 2015), Florence, Italy (June to July 2015), Korea (June to July 2015), and Colombia (June to August 2015).

Photo from Stonehenge trip 2015

How Much Does It Cost?
Thanks to the new Schreiner Experience, students can travel abroad on any number of trips at subsidized costs. In addition, tuition Schreiner Students with Passports costs are included for many trips and are reduced in summer faculty-led trips. Schreiner Experience fees discount the travel costs of most faculty-led trips by hundreds and in some cases a couple of thousand dollars. For instance, if a trip costs $2,000, a student may pay anywhere from $700 to $1,500 for the trip, thanks to the Schreiner Experience discount (note that some trips cost more, and that this is only one example).

What about a Trip Deposit?
Non-refundable deposits are required for every faculty-led trip and may cost $500 or more. Deposits are accepted by the Financial Services Office at Schreiner University.  Talk to a trip leader or the coordinator of Changing Global Society for more information.

What's Included (and not included) in the Trip Costs? 

  • Airfare, accommodation, essential ground transportation, and whatever on-site expenses may be required for the class are included
  • International health care coverage is included, whether the trip participant is a student or not
  • Meals are often included, but not always, nor for all meals
  • Personal expenses and some activities are not included; talk to the trip leader

How Can I Sign Up?
Speak to either the trip leader (see list of scheduled trips above for contact information) or contact the coordinator of Changing Global Society:

Caroline Zeiher
Coordinator of Multicultural Programs and Changing Global Society
Office:  CCAC, Student Services
(830) 792-7358