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, Christmas, 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 spring and summer semesters of 2016, we will go (or have been to) the following locations:

Additional Information:
Cuba Trip 2016
All Trips Spring & Summer Semesters 2016

Where Have We Gone?
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 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

Schreiner Students with Passports
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:

Sonja Lind, Ph.D. 
Coordinator of the Changing Global Society Initiative

Office: CCAC, 2nd floor
Phone: (830) 792-7358
Email: SLind@schreiner.edu

RelatedThe Schreiner Experience; Student Travel; Semester Study