Travel embedded in coursework adds a dimension of learning that the classroom alone cannot provide. Faculty-led student learning experiences embody the “family atmosphere” and faculty-student mentoring so frequently identified with Heidelberg University. These trips provide an environment for students to experience growth.
Last year 235 students traveled with faculty and/or staff members on 14 short trips, to destinations from the Mississippi Delta and the American Southwest to Ireland, Greece and Turkey. This year’s trips are just as exciting and offer amazing opportunities. Get out there and make some memories.
Travel with coursework
Mississippi Delta — Oct. 19-22
MUS 211 Journey of the Blues — Tom Newcomb
To understand context, history of blues music. Cost: $255
San Francisco — April
POL 361/362 Model UN — Marc O’Reilly
To participate in a Model United Nations conference. Cost: $500
See a video by Katie Pierce about Model UN
Texas/Mex. Border — June 21-28
NDI 345 Service Learning on US Mex Border — Cynthia Lepeley
To participate in an immersion experience in a Mexican immigrant community while volunteering for their children’s program. Cost: $150 plus airfare
Travel with organizations/activities
Chicago — Oct. 12-14
Athletic Trainers — Trevor Bates
To be part of the Chicago Marathon Medical Volunteers. No cost.
Orlando - Oct 23-27
Kappa Delta Pi Biennial Convocation
For education majors and Kappa Delta Pi members.
- Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival — Jan. 7-11, 2014
Chris Tucci Cost: est. $200
- Ohio colleges (Muskingum, Marietta, OSU, BGSU) — various
Heidelberg Forensic Team — Dan Higgins
To compete in Forensic tournaments at Ohio colleges. No cost.
Midwest cities — May
Heidelberg Concert Choir — Greg Ramsdell
To perform with Concert Choir in churches and schools in Midwest. Cost: $300
Travel to present research
- Dallas — March 15-20
- National American Chemical Society Conference - Nate Beres
Alternative Spring Break trips
New York City - March 1-5, 2014 - Chris Tucci
This trip is intended as a multi-disciplinary experience. Stops include (but are not limited to) Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, UN Tour, Museum of Modern Art, multi-ethnic eating tour, "Business of Music" session, shows. Cost: $1,000
Nicaragua - March 1-8 or 8-15, 2014 - Cynthia Lepeley
This trip involves community service (teaching English to elementary school children) in Jinotega, Nicaragua. Cost:$600-$800 plus airfare.