Faculty-Led Trips Overview

Mary’s faculty-led study abroad programs offer you an incredible opportunity to broaden your education and perspective by being immersed in one or more cultures throughout the world.

Offered during the summer semester, faculty-led programs provide you with 2-3 weeks of intensive and fun-filled learning as you experience other people, cultures, and landscapes— all while you earn between 1-6 course credits in the process.

Mary’s 2018 faculty-led trips schedule includes:

Christian Heritage of Poland: in the footsteps of Saint John Paul II

During the two week journey throughout Poland, students will see history come to life. We will walk in the footsteps of Saint John Paul II and see firsthand the influence the Catholic Church had and continues to have on the country and its people. Highlights include touring the birthplace of JPII in Wadowice, visiting Auschwitz, and hiking through the breathtaking Tatra mountain range.

  • 3 credit elective course in either HIS, CTH or THE through 325 Special Topics Course

For more information please contact Krystyna Gorzelska at [email protected].

Application Deadline: 12/1/2017

Explore the Capitals: Vienna, Moscow, Paris

Experience a dynamic encounter with the thought, culture, and religious life on the European continent by touring the capitals: Vienna, Moscow, and Paris. While tasting your schnitzels and croissants, you will explore the magnificent sights and get an up-close view of the impact of political thought on the modern European mind. Specifically, you will delve into old-regime national monarchies, the rise of totalitarian ideologies, and modern liberal democracy. 

  • POL 325 and THE 325 (can take one or both)

For more information please contact Michael Hickman at [email protected] or Christopher Collins at [email protected].

Application Deadline: 12/1/2017

Israel: Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Join us on a pilgrimage to Israel to explore the land that Jesus walked. Witness the Gospel come to life by exploring the historic sites of Jerusalem, Bethlehem, the Dead Sea, Jerico, and the Sea of Galilee, just to name a few. Don't miss this incredible chance to enhance the way you experience the Mass and your faith. 

  • THE 342: Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

For more information please contact Karel Sovak at [email protected] or Leroy Huizenga at [email protected].

Application Deadline: 12/1/2017

Peru Service and Medical Mission

Join our annual service trip to Peru! By participating in this mission, you will assist in bringing basic health care to the people in the impoverished area of Ayaviri, Puno. A background in health science and/or a knowledge of Spanish can be beneficial, but is most definitely not required, as all people can serve the community in a variety of ways.

  • 3 credit humanities

For more information please contact Kemerly Meland at [email protected].

Application Deadline: 12/1/2017

Past faculty-led trip destinations include:

  • Ireland
  • England
  • France