Academic Travel (International)

Red Rocks Community College offers transformative Study Abroad opportunities that blend accredited academic coursework with co-curricular travel. Faculty from various departments organize trips for their students to offer real-life learning opportunities. Class credit is generally offered to fulfill a general education requirement.

RRCC also offers domestic academic travel opportunities for students.

 


Belize | Fall 2019

Belize Fall 2019 Trip

Connecting Environment and Community Honors Experience (5 Credits)
DEADLINE TO SIGN UP IS OCTOBER 10th, 2019!

Courses:

  • SCI 105 Science and Society (H, SL) (3 credits) - Barbra Sobhani 
  • SPA 109 Spanish for Travelers (3 credits) - Meredith Hibit 

Trip Duration: December 12 - 21, 2019

Classroom sessions precede trip: 
Late Start Fall Course
October 16 - December 4
Wednesdays, 2pm - 4:30pm 

Highlights:

  • Low-impact living and environmental stewardship.
  • Hike rainforests and tropical savannas.
  • Tropical conservation with the Belize Zoo.
  • Tobacco Caye Marine Reserve snorkeling. 
  • Manatees, birds, turtles, corals, & reef conservation study. 
  • Belize culture, language immersion, & Nature as Text. 

More information about this exciting trip to Belize!

 


Finland & Sweden | Spring 2020

Finland and Sweden Trip Spring 2020

Courses:

  • EDU 234 Multicultural Education (3 credits) 
  • or ECE 220 Curriculum Development: Methods & Instruction (3 credits)
  • or EDU 285 Independent Study

Trip Duration: May 16th - May 23rd, 2020

Classroom sessions precede trip: 
Mondays & Tuesdays
3pm-5:45pm 
OR Online

Highlights:

  • Promote global awareness, develop culturally competent and ethical dispositions, and analyze education systems. 
  • Learn about culture & education in Finland & Sweden
  • Visit Helsinki & Stockholm!
  • Visit local libraries and the Vasa ship! 

 


Nepal | Spring 2020

Nepal Trip Spring 2020

DEADLINE TO SIGN UP IS OCTOBER 1st, 2019!

Courses:

  • PHI 203 Buddhism (3 credits)
  • ANT 225 Anthropology of Religion (3 credits)

Trip Duration: May 15th - May 30th, 2020

Classroom sessions precede trip: 
Late start Spring Course
April 6- May 11, 2020
Mondays, 4pm - 6:30pm

Highlights:

  • Explore the Himalayan Mountain kingdom of Nepal
  • Engage in Hindu rituals while in Katmandu, the city of temples
  • Visit Chitwan National Park home to Tigers/Elephants/Rhinos and more
  • Visit Lumbhini birthplace of Buddha
  • Hike the Annapurna peak region of the Himalayas
  • Learn the philosophy behind Buddhism by those who practice it
  • Help aid communities recovering from 2015 quake
  • Conduct ethnography field research on location

More information about this exciting trip to Nepal!

 


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