Study Tour Options

Grand View study tours are spring semester courses that include a faculty-led short-term travel tour. Students take Grand View courses for Grand View credit, while experiencing new and exciting places with other Grand View students. Enroll in courses in the spring semester, attend class on-campus, and complete your course by travelling domestically or internationally either during Spring Break or in May.

The program locations and courses offered vary yearly. Study tours provide great opportunities to travel and learn with Grand View faculty as well as gain real world experience in the field of your academic interests. Plan now to take a trip that will advance you toward your degree, open your eyes to new parts of the world, and give you an edge in the job search! 

Costa Rica

Costa Rica is one of the most biodiverse areas in the world! Students will visit a variety of tropical ecosystems, assist in a rainforest recovery project, and help collect research data for scientific studies being conducted in Costa Rica. Emphasis will be on the exploration and understanding of rainforest ecology and assisting researchers currently investigating rainforest restoration and carbon sequestration by rainforest trees. Gorgeous scenery and viewing of a huge variety of plants and animals are guaranteed!

Led by: Jennifer Donnelly and Dr. Kaitlin Goodale

Tentative dates: May 13 - June 30, June 13-21 in Costa Rica

Tentative cost: $3,000

European Sport & Culture

This European Sport & Culture study tour in May 2024 will provide unforgettable experiences in the Netherlands, Germany, and Spain, taking students inside the European Model of club sport. The site visits, lectures, and learning experiences will provide students a deeper connection to a global understanding of kinesiology and sport business management. Students will be able to immerse themselves in local European cultures and experience significant sport and cultural settings, with tours and site visits including the 1992 Olympic Stadium and Olympic Museum in Barcelona, FC Barcelona stadium tour and museum, Sitges’ Mediterranean beaches and seafront promenade in Southwestern Spain, Ramon Llull University, guided canal boat tours and bicycle tours in Amsterdam, Anne Frank House visit, Dutch countryside and windmills day tour, The Hague University of Applied Sciences, PKC Korfball Club, German Olympic & Sport Museum and the German Chocolate Museum in Cologne, and many others will be highlights of the study tour.

Led by: Liz Rullestad McAllister, Scott Bull, and Pat Pettit

Tentative dates: May 11-26, 2024

Tentative cost: $5,800

Courses: KINH 430 (3 credits) and LIBA 350 (3 credits)

Please note: In order to adhere to Grand View's credit hour policy found in the University Catalog, each student will only be able to enroll in one course for the study tour. The study tour will not include the required contact hours for more than one course.