Travel Opportunities

“We want you to go away!”
The Honors College offers opportunities for students to travel, either fully or partially funded, both in the United States and internationally. Travel can be an extremely valuable component in broadening our worldviews and understanding of different cultures, and for that reason we encourage our students to “go away,” and we provide numerous means of funding and opportunities to help make that possible. 


How will studying abroad impact my Honors courses? All students who choose to study abroad have the option to use that experience in place of their Honors Tutorial course requirement. For more information, check out our Tutorial Alternative program.

Honors College Trips

  • National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) Annual Conference
    Each year, the Honors College brings a group of Honors students and faculty to this national conference. Students have the opportunity to present their work, participate in the academic discourse of the conference, and meet others from Honors programs from around the country, all while exploring an interesting U.S. city. Past conferences have been held in Chicago, Denver, San Antonio, Philadelphia, Atlanta, St. Louis, Salt Lake City, Washington, D.C., Kansas City, Phoenix, New Orleans, and Seattle!

  • Washington D.C. Spring Break Trip
    Each Spring Break for the past few years, Honors has taken a group of Honors students to Washington D.C. This trip is an opportunity to explore the rich cultural and historical resources of our nation’s capital, as well as form bonds with other Honors students and even make some connections in the D.C. area. The trip is generally open to all Honors students. The application for the trip opens late in the fall semester.

Travel Funding Opportunities

  • Bill and Betsy Pullen Leitch ’55 Conference and Study Abroad Fund
    The Honors College can help students with grants of up to $500 for travel to disciplinary conferences to present on their research and help with funding for study abroad. These awards are made possible by a generous donation from Bill Leitch in honor of his late wife, Betsy Pullen Leitch ’55.
  • Charles V. Stanhope ’71 Study Abroad Fellowships
    Funds for Honors College Students studying abroad.  There is typically one $1000 award each year.
  • Rezendes Global Service Scholarship
    Honors College Students who wish to make a difference, both locally and globally.  These scholarships enable a student to take part in a service opportunity far from America’s shores.  Past recipients have traveled to Ireland, Ghana, Peru, and Tanzania.
  • Jaipur Literature Festival
    Beau Rezendes, a dedicated supporter of the Honors College has graciously created an opportunity for students to travel to Boulder, CO for the Jaipur Literature Festival.