The best teacher will always be found close to the craft’s origins

Our Literature and Arts expeditions are designed to deepen the student’s understanding of the world’s most beloved literature. Students work with local experts to better understand cultural contexts, interpret literary texts and learn that knowledge is constructed differently in other political and social milieu. Choose from a variety of destinations to enhance your critical writing skills, adapt to another world and expand your understanding of how literature gives us a keen sense of the political and social differences in today’s world. Students participate in interviews with experts as well as course-related tours. Imagine studying post-colonial literature in Barbados or venturing to Greece to learn about ancient philosophers and the inspiration behind their work. Choose from destinations like Ghana, Barbados and Denmark.

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Agriculture in Coastal California

Arrive in San Francisco, depart from Santa Barbara and delight in the wonder of Coastal California. Engage with experts in the fields of agriculture and aquaculture. Relish fresh, coastal cuisine, and gaze at the unparalleled vistas.

Chile: Off The Beaten Path

Long isolated between the Andes mountains and the Pacific, Chile today is rapidly becoming a top tourist destination. Come along for an unforgettable journey into a few of Chile’s lesser-known regions and discover a world unto itself in its wildly varied ecosystems, while communing with the locals and learning from them directly!

Costa Rica Cultural Immersion

Looking for the ultimate Spanish language and cultural immersion? Look no further and join us as we tour the rainforest, beaches and small communities of Costa Rica! Take a latin dance class, visit an organic farm, zipline above the canopy lines of the rainforest, surf the waves of the Pacific Ocean and immerse yourself in a beautiful small community on this 9-day trip to Costa Rica.

Folklore Tour Throughout Europe

No matter how much we modernize the world, folklore and stories about mythical creatures that are passed down from generation to generation continue to survive. Join us as we travel across Europe, stopping off at several key points where the most prominent examples of European folklore got their start.

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.

Literary Tour of Great Britain

Have you ever read a book and wondered what the writer was thinking when they wrote it? Join us as we explore museums and landmarks throughout England and Scotland that will open our eyes to the authors we have long admired.

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!

Mythology Tour of Athens

Athens is one of the original havens of Greek mythology. The city derives its name from the goddess Athena, who won the city’s patronage after a bitter contest with Poseidon.

The Laura Ingalls Wilder Experience

American author Laura Ingalls Wilder captured the life of a pioneer family that moved throughout the American midwest. Her work is held close in the hearts of millions of readers. Come along as we explore many of the places Laura Ingalls Wilder mentioned in her books to gain a better appreciation of what life was like for her growing up over 100 years ago.