Programs

Study Away Programs

A group of 11 Judy Genshaft Honors College pose for a photo while making a Go Bulls sign in a rocky, desert landscape

The Judy Genshaft Honors College offers a variety of study away trips annually, allowing students to explore different parts of the United States. 

The primary goal of the study away programs is to provide an affordable yet expansive opportunity for students to engage in cultural, environmental, and community-building activities.

Led by Honors staff and faculty, these trips vary from year to year and take students to diverse locations, national parks, or events around the country.

2024-25 HONORS STUDY AWAY PROGRAMS

BEYOND THE CLASSROOM: BIG ISLAND HAWAII

Learn about and experience the Big Island of Hawai’i as few have done! Enroll in IDH 4200 during the Spring semester to prepare for an immersive 14-day community-engaged learning opportunity on the Big Island of Hawai’i.

Course: IDH 4200 Beyond the Classroom: Big Island Hawai'i
Location: St. Petersburg campus
Time: Spring 2025 // T/R 3:30 - 4:45 p.m. 
Study Away Program: May 12 - 26, 2025

Learn more about the Hawaii study away trip

CLIMB EVERY MOUNTAIN: GEOLOGY OF OUR NATIONAL PARKS

See how mountains are built along with discussing other geological processes occurring in varied landscapes as we journey through many of the National Parks across the country. 

The optional field trip is offered so that you can experience some of the parks first hand!

Course: IDH 3350-001 Climb Every Mountain: Geology of our National Parks
Location: Tampa
Time: Fall 2024 TR // 09:30 - 10:45 AM // Spring 2025 TBA
Study Away Program: Fall 2024 TBA // Spring 2025 TBA

Learn more about the Geology of Our National Parks study away trip

FOSSIL HUNTERS

Become a Fossil Hunter in this fast-paced, exciting Maymester Honors course. During the first week of online instruction, you’ll learn about deep time, how fossils form, and biological evolution. During the second week, you’ll hit the road for a field trip to Cincinnati to go hunting for fossils.

Course: IDH 3350-501Fossil Hunters
Location: Hybrid
Time: Maymester 2025 // Class time TBA
Study Away Program:  TBA

Learn more on the Summer 2024 Courses page

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Scholarships are available to help make these transformative experiences accessible to all students. Interested students should consult with their program leader for more information.

Check back for regular program updates.