2019 Faculty-Led Spring Break Trips

Sponsored by the Bonner Project

Photo of Strasbourg by Miquel Fabre

Trip 1: Why French? Why Strasbourg?

The essential questions in the course title reflect the rationale of the course itself which is to (1) understand the continued importance of the French language in the world today; and (2) the importance of Strasbourg as not only a major city in France, but also as a major city in the European Union (and the world). The use of why reflects the inherent French esprit critique or penchant for critical thinking; Why? The French would respond “Why not?”, but we will go deeper than that.

The cost of the trip (flight, hotel room (double accommodation), breakfast, 2 dinners, public transportation, and guided tours) is $2,400 per person. The Bonner Project will support each student with a stipend of $800, reducing the total cost to $1,600 per student. A non-refundable deposit of $1,000 is due by November 16, 2018 to secure your reservation, the remaining $600 are due by December 7, 2018. You can receive one hour of undergraduate credit for the trip.

Please contact Prof. Tamara Cox with any questions about the trip.

Photo by Miquel Fabre via the Creative Commons.


Photo of Kyoto by Pedro Szekely

Trip 2: A Taste of Western Japan

Through exploring the traditional foods, customs, architecture and natural beauty of Japan, students will learn about Japan’s rich cultural history, gain an appreciation of the evolution of Japan, and gain the ability to make connections between past and present, and, where more often than not, they join together.

The cost of the trip (flight, hotel room (double accommodation), all meals, public transportation, and guided tours) is $4,077 per person. The Bonner Project will support each student with a stipend of $800, reducing the total cost to $3,277 per student. A non-refundable deposit of $2,000 is due by November 16, 2018 to secure your reservation, the remaining $1,277 are due by December 7, 2018. You can receive one hour of undergraduate credit for the trip.

Please contact Prof. Jeffrey M. Hartman with any questions about the trip.

Photo by Pedro Szekely via the Creative Commons.


Photo of The Louvre by Darrell Cassell

Trip 3: The Roots of American Sign Language: Trip to Paris, France

Paris is the birth place of Deaf Education and sign language! Deaf history so rich and captivating began when two Deaf sisters were seen communicating with their hands. During our guided study trip to Paris, we will look at Deaf history, with the main focus on Deaf Education, including an overview of the Milan Conference of 1880 that banned sign language usage in Deaf Education, and an exposure to French Sign Language and French Deaf culture. Upon our return home, we will have a better and deeper understanding of the roots of Deaf Education in America and American Sign Language.

The cost of the trip (flight, hotel room (double accommodation), break, 2 dinners, public transportation, and guided tours) is $2,900 per person. The Bonner Project will support each student with a stipend of $800, reducing the total cost to $2,100 per student. A non-refundable deposit of $1,500 is due by November 16, 2018 to secure your reservation, the remaining $600 are due by December 7, 2018. You can receive one hour of undergraduate credit for the trip.

Please contact Prof. Russ Gribble with any questions about the trip.

Photo by Darrell Cassell via Public Domain pictures.


Munich, Germany

Trip 4: Munich, Then and Now

Munich is almost 900 years old and it is the capital of the State of Bavaria. Located near the foot of the German Alps, Munich is a popular tourist destination, attractking several mission visitors each year. With more than 1.5 million inhabitants, it is Germany’s third largest city. Munich has many cultural and historical attractions and has played a key role in German history.

The cost of the trip (flight, hotel room (double accommodation), breakfast, 2 dinners, public transportation, and cover charges) is $2,300 per person. The Bonner Project will support each student with a stipend of $800, reducing the total cost to $1,500 per student. A deposit of $1000 is due by January 11, 2019 to secure your reservation, the remaining $500 are due by January 31, 2019. You can receive one hour of undergraduate credit for the trip.

Please contact Prof. Bernhard Martin with any questions about the trip.


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