Domestic and International Studies Program
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As a History major with minors in English and Religious Studies, I remember reading numerous descriptions of important places and trying to imagine a bigger and more complex picture, but there was always something missing—that real experience. The real experience is walking where history makers walked before me, strolling the halls that famous writers paced down, and uncovering objects that hadn’t seen light for thousands of years. A picture in a textbook might try to convey a thousand words, but nothing beats the real thing that study trips give you.” —Amber Soderholm, Class of 2010 If you have interest in and would like to be a part of a future study trip sponsored through the York College Domestic and International Studies Program, please contact History Professor Tim McNeese, Program Director, by email (email@example.com) or phone at 402-363-5683. YORK C O L L E G E 1125 EAST 8TH ST . YORK, NE 68467 800-950-YORK . WWW.YORK.EDU ENROLL@YORK.EDU Domestic and International Studies Program: The Domestic and International Studies Program provides unique opportunities for students to travel to places in connection with special topics they have studied at YC. A typical study trip includes several days of concentrated, classroom study, followed by a trip lasting from a week to several weeks. A Fellowship of Learning... A Community of Faith A Fellowship of Learning... A Community of Faith The York College Domestic and International Studies Program Imagine Yourself There. . . • In Montana, you descend the Missouri River in a canoe on the trail of explorers Lewis and Clark. • In New York, the neon night greets you as you exit a Broadway theater. • In Connecticut, you sit at the desk where Mark Twain penned The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. • In Israel, you brush ancient dirt from an artifact unseen for 3,000 years. • In Boston, you walk the city’s meandering streets where colonists defied British tyranny. • In New Mexico, you trace your finger over Anasazi petroglyphs carved in sandstone a millennium ago. • In Washington D.C., museum walls reveal the horrors of the Holocaust. • In Greece, you enjoy a devotional amid the ruins of ancient Corinth. Studies Program Since 2003, several York College academic departments have sponsored study trips both domestically and abroad. The intent of the Domestic and International Studies Program is to provide unique opportunities for students to travel to places in connection with special topics they have studied at YC. Study trips usually provide three hours of college credit. A typical study trip includes several days of concentrated, classroom study, followed by a trip lasting from a week to several weeks. In most cases, YC study trips are offered during the summer months between the spring and fall semesters. Why Take a Study Trip at York College? • Students are introduced to a wide range of cultural achievements from the arts to history to the humanities to Biblical studies. • Students are exposed to the currents and cross-currents of humanity’s social, historical, religious, and intellectual experiences outside of the traditional classroom. Study Trips, Past and Planned The History and English Departments have sponsored trips including the Lewis and Clark Trail (2003, 2005), the American Southwest (2008), New England (2010), and the Mid-Atlantic States and Ontario, Canada (2012). Both departments are planning a study trip to England in 2014. The Music Department sponsored a study trip to Sendai, Japan (2005) and New York City (2009) where the YC Concert Choir performed at Lincoln Center. Both the Music Department and Theater Department are gearing up for yet another study trip back to New York and Broadway for 2013. The Education Department sponsored a study trip in Holocaust Studies to both NY and Washington, D.C. in 2011, with plans for 2012 and 2013. The Bible Department sponsored students on an archaeological dig in Israel (2010), with plans for a trip to Turkey and Greece in 2012 and archaeological digs to Israel every summer. • Students are provided opportunities to travel to new places, domestic and abroad, allowing them to experience a broad mix of sites and scenes, including theater productions, plays, historic sites, museums, cultural centers, and worldwide destinations. • Students are encouraged to develop a deeper awareness of their past, their world, their cultural heritage, and those of others. Dr. Frank Wheeler shares a moment with students during an archaeological dig in Israel. • Students are able to share their experiences with other students, as well as faculty, through an informal academic structure. Students wade in the ocean at Plymouth Harbor during the 2010 Study Trip to New England.