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.

Application Deadline for Faculty-led Trips: November 26, 2019

Applications will open in September when Fall classes begin.

Contact information: Contact [email protected] for information on how to apply or visit our office in Lower Level Welder Library.

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2020 faculty-led trips

Ireland 2020

Join us for a time of learning and service on the “Island of Saints and Scholars” - Ireland from April 28 to May 18, 2020! Guided by The Rule of Benedict, we’ll travel in community both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland learning about Irish culture; and serving the people of Ireland in churches, schools and social service agencies. This trip will offer up to 12 credits in the area of education, psychology and theology courses taught while on the trip by Drs. Morris, Nevland and Taylor, who also have lived in and/or traveled Ireland. For more information contact Dr. Taylor: [email protected] or stop by Boniface #314.

Dates: 04/28/20 - 05/18/20

Course: EDU 367: Cultural Diversity and Human Relations, EDU 390, SBS 325, THE 325, PSY

Contact information: Contact [email protected] for information on how to apply or visit our office in Lower Level Welder Library.


Mediterranean Encounter: Morocco, Spain & France

The Mediterranean world offers a rich tapestry of historical, cultural and religious diversity. Explore a place of mystery and encounter where the depths of ideas are only rivaled by the brilliance of the sea. Wander through sun-soaked Marrakech markets; discover Moorish palaces of Andalusian Spain; scale the heights to the Basilica of Notre-Dame de la Garde overlooking the Old Port of Marseilles. Immersing the student in this vivid atmosphere, two complementary study abroad courses provide an ideal vantage for understanding how the currents of politics and religion shape cultures and form the dynamics that persist in our contemporary world. Join us for a life-changing, unforgettable, intellectual and cultural adventure!

Dates: Early/Mid Mary TBD

Course: POL 225 Religion and Citizenship and THE 325 Catholicism and Islamic Society

Contact information: Contact [email protected] for information on how to apply or visit our office in Lower Level Welder Library.


Pilgrimage to Israel

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. 

Dates: Early June (2 Weeks, TBD)

Course: THE 342 Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Contact information: Contact [email protected] for information on how to apply or visit our office in Lower Level Welder Library.


Global Finance and Accounting

Join us as we visit New York City and London, two of the great financial centers of the world! Together, accounting and finance faculty will lead students on a tour exploring some of the sites driving the global economy. On our 2 days in New York and 5 days in London, we will visit Wall Street, the Federal Reserve, the London Stock Exchange, a leading global bank, and more. We will go beyond the numbers to expand your knowledge of how markets impact the world and how global forces can be both felt and impacted by activity here at home. 

Dates: 04/26/20 - 05/04/20

Course: BUS 325 Global Finance and Accounting

Contact information: Contact [email protected] for information on how to apply or visit our office in Lower Level Welder Library.


Cathedrals and Choirs: Salzburg, Vienna, Prague, Italy

This program will provide students the rich opportunity to walk and learn in the footsteps of musical masters. The goal is to provide students with this unique opportunity to learn in a meaningful historical and cultural setting. Art and architecture shall also be focus points for the course, connecting the elements by viewing them through a sacred lens.

Dates: 05/05/20 - 05/20/20

Course: CTH/MUS 325 Cathedrals and Choirs: Music in Central Europe and Northern Italy

Contact information: Contact [email protected] for information on how to apply or visit our office in Lower Level Welder Library.