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! 

Denmark & Germany: International Social Problems

Led by Cathy Beck-Cross and Steven Kellogg

Join us for a study tour to learn how Danes and Germans address social problems and respond to marginalized populations, and use that knowledge to develop ideas on how to influence stateside social programs and practices. Students will examine their own bias and privilege, and develop an appreciation and understanding of self, career, and society. Through understanding the culture of the people of Denmark and Germany, students will be better able to advocate for self or others to create a more just society.

Tentative dates: May 18-June 2, 2023

Tentative cost: $3,900.

Australia: Sport, History, & Culture

Led by Liz Rullestad and Scott Bull

From an academic and cultural perspective, Australia offers fantastic opportunities for students to visit and study global influences and practices of sports medicine and sport management. Students will be able to uniquely experience several cities in Australia and attend site visits and lectures that are exclusive to that particular area. Many of these lectures and locations are a once in a lifetime opportunity; we will be engaging with industry experts in both sport management and kinesiology. Students will visit sites such as Olympic Park in Sydney, meet with experts in the field at professional athletic clubs, learn about the Aboriginal culture of multi-ethnic migration, and experience the Great Barrier Reef.

Tentative dates: May 8-25, 2023

Tentative cost: $5,900

Spain - Bridging Global Perspectives

Led by Coralie Turner and Amy Schumann

Join us to gain new perspectives and skills by experiencing Spanish language and culture through Spain's people, places, and tastes. This study tour will feature home visits, tours with native speakers in English and Spanish, and a myriad of cultural experiences including art, dance, and amazing Spanish cuisine. You will have the opportunity to build bridges vocationally by making connections with healthcare, business, and education professionals. This will include visits to hospitals/clinics, university/schools and a variety of businesses. No prior Spanish experience required. Come diversify your portfolio!

Tentative dates: May 9-20, 2023

Tentative cost: $4,500