The Honors College offers study abroad trips to add an experiential dimension to the Honors curriculum and provide a peak experience in a student's success that will last a lifetime. Previous trips have included Italy, Greece, France, Spain, the Netherlands, Ireland and Israel.
May 15-25, 2018
Led by Dr. Dustin Gish and Prof. Andy Little
This trip is a cultural study tour to Italy, including the on-site study of archaeological, historical, and cultural sites as well as museums and galleries in Rome, Florence, and Siena. Students will learn about the history, archaeology, art, and architecture of Italian civilization – from antiquity through modernity – visiting and discussing some of the most treasured locations and artworks associated with the intellectual tradition and heritage of the Mediterranean.
For more information, please contact Dr. Gish.
Israel and Greece
May 17-31, 2018
Led by Dr. Jesse Rainbow, Dr. David Rainbow, Dean Bill Monroe, Keri Myrick, and Adrian Castillo
Join us as we explore the cultural and archaeological sites of the ancient Mediterranean Basin. Our itinerary will begin in Greece, where we will visit the Acropolis, Mycenae, and the temple of the healing god Asclepius in Epidauros. Then, we're off to journey through Israel, from Jericho—one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited sites, to Jerusalem—holy city to three faiths. There, we will walk in the steps of King Saul (ca. 1000 BCE) and Jesus of Nazareth.
Cairo, Alexandria, and Luxor
Artists and Their Regions, Fall 2018: Egypt
Led by Dr. Jesse Rainbow, Keri Myrick, and Adrian Castillo
We will study the great works of literature, art, and architecture of ancient Egypt (3,000 to 1,100 BCE), together with several classic outsider views of Egypt, from Plato to Percy Bysshe Shelley, from the Bible to The Great Belzoni, the Italian circus strongman who made a number of important early Egyptological discoveries. Over Thanksgiving week, we will travel to Egypt to visit the antiquities and to observe firsthand the enduring meaning of one of the world's oldest civilizations for the nearly 100 million people who live in Egypt today.
Special requirements: trip fee (scholarships are available), passport (must be valid through 5/24/2019), Egyptian entry visa fee ($25), some meals and entrance fees in Egypt, registration with UH Office of Learning Abroad, UH travel insurance. See website to register for the trip. Space is limited; students enrolled in the course will be given first priority.