Student Learning Trips

Travel embedded in coursework adds a dimension of learning that the classroom alone cannot provide. Faculty-led student learning experiences embody the “family atmosphere” and faculty-student mentoring so frequently identified with Heidelberg University. These trips provide an environment for students to experience growth.

Last year 235 students traveled with faculty and/or staff members on 14 short trips, to destinations from the Mississippi Delta and the American Southwest to Ireland, Greece and Turkey. This year’s trips are just as exciting and offer amazing opportunities. Get out there and make some memories.

2013-2014 Trips

Mexico trip girl on shouldersTravel with coursework

  • Mississippi Delta
    To understand context, history of blues music.
    Date: Oct. 19-22
    Course: MUS 211 Journey of the Blues
    Advisor: Tom Newcomb
    Cost: $255

  • San Francisco
    To participate in a Model United Nations conference.
    Date: April 9-14, 2014
    Course: POL 361/362 Model UN
    Advisor: Marc O’Reilly
    Cost: $600
    See a video by Katie Pierce about Model UN

  • Texas/Mex. Border
    To participate in an immersion experience in a Mexican immigrant community while volunteering for their children’s program.
    Date: June 21-28
    Course: NDI 345 Service Learning on US Mex Border
    Advisor: Cynthia Lepeley
    Cost: $150 plus airfare

Travel with organizations/activities

  • Group of German students in Chicago

    Athletic Trainers
    To be part of the Chicago Marathon Medical Volunteers.
    Date: Oct. 12-14
    Advisor: Trevor Bates
    No cost

  • Orlando
    Education majors and Kappa Delta Pi members
    To attend the Kappa Delta Pi Biennial Convocation.
    Date: Oct 23-27
    Advisor: Kristin Williams

  • Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival
    Theatre majors
    Date: Jan. 7-11, 2014
    Advisor: Chris Tucci
    Cost: est. $200

  • Ohio colleges (Muskingum, Marietta, OSU, BGSU)
    Heidelberg Forensic Team
    To compete in Forensic tournaments at Ohio colleges.
    Advisor: Dan Higgins
    No cost
  • Turkey
    Model UN Turkey(MUNTR) conference in Antalya, Turkey
    Date: March 1-8, 2014
    Cost: $1000
  • Midwest cities
    Heidelberg Concert Choir
    To perform with Concert Choir in churches and schools in Midwest.
    Date: May
    Advisor: Greg Ramsdell
    Cost: $300

Travel to present research

Students on the Reef Trail

  • Dallas
    National American Chemical Society Conference
    Date: March 15-20
    Advisor: Nate Beres

Alternative Spring Break trips

  • New York City
    This trip is a multi-disciplinary experience with stops including Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, UN Tour, Museum of Modern Art, multi-ethnic eating tour, "Business of Music" session, shows.
    Date: March 1-5, 2014
    Advisor: Chris Tucci
    Cost:  $1,000

  • Nicaragua
    This trip involves community service (teaching English to elementary school children) in Jinotega, Nicaragua.
    Date: March 1-8 or 8-15, 2014
    Advisor: Cynthia Lepeley
    Cost:$600-$800 plus airfare