Study in the States

Study in the StatesStudy in the States is a unique program in the Lee Honors College offering educational opportunities that will take place outside the classroom. Except for the cost of tuition, expenses will be paid by the honors college. All trip descriptions, including dates, are included in the honors college course catalog. Follow us online using #LHCSIS!


Summer I 2017

Application for summer Study in the States courses. Deadline for applying is Nov. 14 at 5 p.m. Selected participants will be notified no later than Dec. 9.

New! HNRS 2900: Therapeutic Gardens of the Pacific Northwest: April 30 - May 7, 2017. Did you know that research finds that time spent in nature is good for your mind and body? This course will explore the majestic beauty of the Pacific Northwest, tour several award winning healing gardens, learn about the value of access to well-designed therapeutic gardens and how they may positively influence human behavior, health and well-being. We will also help install a healing garden in Seattle at a VA hospital. Dr. Amy Wagenfeld, Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy, would be happy to answer questions about the course:

New! HNRS 2900: Media Literacy in San Francisco: Who is Missing from San Francisco's Story?: May 5 - 12, 2017. This course uses San Francisco as a backdrop to study the theme of omission. We will examine the power of selection and what is edited out of society when immigrants assimilate into a culture, when the media targets select audiences, when economics eradicates affordable housing, as well as what is missing from ours and others’ personal narratives. Sue Ellen Christian, Professor of Journalism, would be happy to answer questions about the course:

New! HNRS 2900: The Big Easy is Hard: Culture and Environment in New Orleans: Dates TBA For this environmental, historical and cultural experience in New Orleans, students will learn firsthand the challenges facing residents as Louisiana’s coast erodes, sea levels rise and the city struggles to continue to recover from Hurricane Katrina, while also preparing for a future of intense storms and flooding. Dr. Sarah Hill, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, would be happy to answer questions about the course:  

HNRS 2900: Learning with video games! Really? Tentatively: May 1-5, 16-20, and 23, 2017. Travel to Santa Cruz, Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Lansing and Pittsburgh with Jim Bosco, Education Professor Emeritus, to explore how video game companies considered to be the best in the U.S. are revolutionizing learning in the private sector and K-16 schools. Dr. Bosco would be happy to answer questions about the course:

HNRS 2900: Walt's Pilgrimage: A Journey in the Life of Walt Disney: May 8 - 16, 2017. Travel with alumnus Christopher Tremblay to explore the legacy of Walt Disney, beginning in Chicago at Disney's birthplace and ending in California at his gravesite. Contact Dr. Tremblay at with any questions. Check out Walt's page for more information.


If you are interested in Study in the States for summer I 2017

  1. Fill out the Study in the States application and turn it in to the Lee Honors College office by the date specified in the instructions.
  2. Following the due date, all applicants will be contacted for an interview.
  3. At the interview you will sign a release form for a student conduct background check.
  4. When the application process is complete and in order (application, interest statement, interview, background check), the honors college will register you for the trip, if you have been selected.
  5. We will create waiting lists for each trip—if a registered student has to withdraw from the class, we will go to the wait list and register another student.