Get a hands-on, up-close perspective of the world’s engineering and architectural marvels
Our Engineering and Architecture expeditions are designed to provide hands-on experiences in building design, infrastructure and construction. Students partner with local experts to learn how cutting-edge technology and design continue to create the world around us. Choose from a variety of destinations to study sustainable infrastructure and intricate architecture at the foot of some of mankind’s greatest feats. All of the trip excursions offered for this program feature numerous course-related interviews with experts and visits to some of the world’s newest, most innovative constructions as well as the oldest and most intricate. Imagine exploring the new-age skyscrapers of Dubai while researching sustainable engineering practices, or walking the cobblestone streets at the Colosseum in Rome uncovering the architectural feats of ancient civilizations. Choose from destinations like Italy, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt.
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Best of Paris
On this journey we’ll explore the most famous landmarks and attractions of Paris, including the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame and world-famous museums such as the Louvre and Orsay. Stroll Paris’ monument-lined boulevards and indulge in glorious Parisian cuisine; shop in stylish French boutiques and gape at priceless artistic treasures; chat up local artists on cobblestone streets and admire incredible ancient architecture.
Best of Tokyo
Experience the best of the past and present of Japan’s capital as you spend five exciting days in the electric metropolis of Tokyo. Explore lush gardens and fascinating museums, and sample the exceptional variety of food options the city offers on every corner. You’ll never want to leave!
Birth of a Nation in Washington DC
On this 7-day tour, explore the historic Georgetown, go on a culinary tour, discover the National Mall by bike and enjoy a dinner cruise on the Potomac River. Join us on a discovery of American’s past, present and future on this historical tour of our nation’s capital city.
Spend seven thrilling days getting to know the jewel of British Columbia! Famous worldwide for its cultural diversity and friendly citizens, Vancouver will also dazzle you with its abundance of natural beauty. Marvel at the ways Vancouver balances its metropolitan sophistication with the serenity of its nearby wilderness
Diwali in India
Come to the magical land of India and get ready to celebrate one of the most cherished celebrations, Diwali! A five-day Hindu festival, Diwali celebrates the triumph of good over evil, and light over dark. Many say you have not seen India if you have not visited during Diwali!
East Coast Lighthouse Tour
From the Chesapeake Bay to the Carolinas, lighthouses have served as navigational aids and beacons of hope for ships approaching the U.S. for centuries. Whether you study engineering, nautical history or architecture, this southeast lighthouse tour takes you from Fresnel lenses and cast-iron stairways to piracy, shipwrecks and lost treasure, providing a fascinating window into a beautiful and little-explored niche that will make you a lighthouse fan for life!
Engineering & Science Tour in Italy
Leonardo Da Vinci was one of history’s greatest minds, whose work has transcended beyond the Renaissance period. His genius manifested into many faculties, not just the arts. Join us on this trip abroad to study how Da Vinci influenced the sciences and engineering of today, and learn how we can contribute to living more sustainable lives. This trip’s highlights include visiting historic sites of Leonardo Da Vinci in cities like Milan, Venice, Florence and more.
Ready yourself for a trip packed full of surprise as you venture through Cambodia. Journey through Cambodia’s most treasured sites in Phnom Penh. Discover the wonder of Siem Reap where you will spend time exploring the largest temple complex in the world – Angkor Wat.
From Atlantic to Pacific in Panama
Panama is a tiny nation but offers an incredible opportunity for global travel, sitting at the juncture of east and west, north and south. Join us for this enlightening and delightful trip to incredible Panama!
Japan: Off the Beaten Path
Are you ready to step off the beaten path and explore the depths of Japan? Join us on this 10-day trip and tour of Japan as we visit all the main landmarks for travelers, as well as explore many of the country’s hidden gems. Your journey will begin in Tokyo, travel along the eastern coastline and end in Hiroshima.
Linger Longer in India
Explore the depths of India and its ancient Mughal history on this incredible 3-day tour. Experience the vibrant contrasts of Old and New Delhi. Discover the Taj Mahal & the stories that this magnificent architectural feat holds. Come along with us!
Machu Picchu & Inca Trail Trek
Traverse this epic trail across an amazingly diverse array of landscapes, mountains, forests, jungles, OH-MY! With four days of trekking you’ll be able to take in some of the most striking wonders of the Andes. Rest and rejuvenate in the spas of Aguas Calientes before making the vertical hike up to Machu Picchu.
Metropolitan New York
Welcome to New York — America’s busiest and most influential city. Visit the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, Rockefeller Center, museums, the Theatre District and Times Square. Join us on our most exciting and wildly diverse tours yet in New York City!
Portugal: Off the Beaten Path
Portugal is surprisingly undiscovered by travelers in spite of its close proximity to Spain, a popular tour destination in Europe. On this 5-day tour, explore Lisbon, Sintra and Porto, and discover why Portugal is the best kept secret in Europe.
Renewable Energy in Iceland
Discover the unique story of one of the world’s leaders in renewable and sustainable energy. Stand in awe of your surroundings while you experience the wonderland sculpted by Earth’s natural elements. Discover the delicate balance of Iceland; between fire and ice, light and dark, the natural world and man made innovation.
Short Stay in Turkey
Filled with amazing markets, hilly quarters, and historic mosques, Istanbul is a feast for the eyes and dangerous for the pocketbook. See all the highlights on this four day tour, and learn about Istanbul’s complicated history.
STEM Studies in Panama
Learn how the Panama Canal is a vital economic transportation hub for this country and the world, as well as an engineering wonder that traverses swamps, jungles and gorges. Discover how the canal’s expansion impacts the local ecosystem and what is being done to protect nearby habitat. With responsible travel practices, transportation of goods becomes easier and faster as well as supporting local economies.
The Trans-Siberian Railway Expedition
Discover three of the world’s largest countries – Russia, Mongolia and China – while traveling on the iconic Trans Siberian Railway! Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned traveler, your ten-day journey across miles of unspoiled lands will surely be one of the top adventures of your lifetime!
Where History Meets Ecology in Venice
There’s no place like Venice! This city is unique in her water-focused history, unconventional architecture, classical art, and abundant seafood. Venice is directly affected by global climate change; the rising oceans result in seasonal flooding which affects the tourism industry and local economy.