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Summer 2024 Faculty-led Experiences

Honors College students have several amazing international opportunities for faculty-led study abroad experiences in summer 2023.

Faculty-Led Ireland: Contemporary Poetry

Application Deadline: February 1st

Program Dates: May 13 – 29, 2024

Credits: English 109 (satisfies the [HUM] UCORE requirement); Honors 380 or Honors 430.

Faculty member: Colin Criss and Cameron McGill

Price: $8800 (one of the cheapest faculty-led study abroad trips!) including flights, WSU credits, and the cost of the trip. Some scholarships may be available!

Come to Ireland with us! We’ll travel around the southern half of the country, visiting Dublin, Galway, Connemara, Clare, Kerry, Cork, and Wicklow (phew!). Along the way, we’ll meet with a lot of living poets (and a couple dead ones) in places that are meaningful to them (or where they’re buried)—they’ll read some of their poems (or we’ll read them to their graves), and we’ll talk about what the implications of writing poems in Ireland is today. Ireland has long histories of colonization, art, activism, landscape, music, environmentalism, and nationalism… poetry is at the intersection of all of these!

This is a great way to be introduced to the culture and landscape of Ireland.
The course you’ll take (3 credits) will be a creative writing course, where you’ll be introduced to poetry writing.

Contact Colin Criss

IrelandStudy Abroad in Ireland – Summer 2024

Program Dates: May 6 – 22, 2024

Credits: Earn 3 credits of HNRS 370 or SOE 312

Faculty member: Matthew Carroll

Application Deadline: February 1 (Commit deadline Feb. 8th)

See the flyer

Exploring the History, Culture and Environment of Ireland.

This 16-day Study Abroad opportunity in Ireland sponsored by SOE and the Honors College is open to all WSU students (no matter their major). The program is entitled. The program is led by Profs Matt Carroll and Kara Whitman from SOE and the Honors College.
Students will visit 4 locations in Ireland and will hear from and spend time with a wide variety of Irish people with a range of backgrounds and expertise and very interesting stories to share about various aspects of Irish life and environment, past and present .

We urge students who are seriously interested to start the application ASAP. Space is limited, there is no cost or obligation until February. Starting an application will provide a place in the application que.

View trip details here.                                                                                                                                
Watch this six minute video briefly describing the trip
For more information contact the Study Abroad office, contact Matt or Kara

Contact Professor Matthew Carroll
(509) 335-2235

Kara Whitman
Project Coordinator

Faculty-led trip to Peru – Summer 2024

Contact Richard Elgar for more Information

Land of the Incas, and home to one of the Modern Seven Wonders of the World, Peru is an exhilarating and beautiful country with a fascinating history.

Join this faculty-led trip to experience for yourself the wonder of Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

Learn about its rich and complicated story. Discover some of the most amazing food in the world. Marvel at the mysterious Nazca Lines in the desert that can only be seen from the air.









Tarvagatai Valley Project 2024 (Not Faculty Led)

Application Deadline: February 1st

Program Dates: June 8 – 29 and 29 – July 19

See flyer to the right for details.

Contact: Aspen at or Emily at