Purdue University North Central’s Travel Study Programs provide a unique experience to students. Discover your destination through the special privileges that are reserved for those who are accompanied by experts or researchers.
Travel Study courses running during Spring and Summer 2013 include trips to the Smoky Mountains, Washington D.C. and Machu Picchu, Peru.
Visit sites that are off the beaten path and relive the experiences as only those who are intimately acquainted with the area can relate them. Experience destinations personally and earn course credit at the same time. Travel Study is an excellent component of the college experience and we invite you to participate in our ever-growing offerings right away!
Deposit Payment Deadline: March 19, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.
HIST 425 with Dr. Kincaid - 3 credit hours
SPAN 112 with Dr. Kokalov - 1 credit hour
SPAN 211 with Dr. Kokalov - 1 credit hour
SPAN 212 with Dr. Kokalov - 1 credit hour
SPAN 280 with Dr. Kokalov - 3 credit hours
Join Professors Kincaid and Kokalov as PNC returns to Peru! The program includes stays in Lima, Peru's capital city and colonial center, Lambayeque, the archeological hub of the northern Peruvian coast, and, of course, Cuzco, home to Machu Picchu, one of the Seven Wonders of the World!
In addition, WE WILL BE IN CUZCO DURING INTI RAYMI!
The program also includes excursions to Lake Titicaca, home of the Uros' floating totora reed islands, Nazca, where the program participants will fly over the ancient Nazca lines, and the Ballesta Islands, an archipelago of small isles in Paracas Bay that impresses visitors with its geologic formations and its diverse array of exotic marine life.
Trip Dates: June 5, 2013 through June 26, 2013
Pre-Trip Meetings: May 7, 9, 16, 21, 28, and May 30, 2013
Optional Information Session #1 With Program Faculty:
Monday, March 18th at 12:00 p.m. in SWRZ-60
Optional Information Session #2 With Program Faculty:
Tuesday, March 19th at 12:30 p.m. in SWRZ-60
In addition to the cost of tuition, students taking the program for academic credit are responsible for a $3,395 Program Fee. Non-credit participants are responsible for a $3,995 Program Fee.
The Program Fee includes airfare, class materials, student insurance, lodging, most meals and scheduled group activities. Student is responsible for their own personal incidental costs.
- A Deposit of $1,200 is due to the Office of Graduate and Extended Learning by March 19, 2013 to secure airfare and a seat in the class. This non-refundable deposit counts as part of your Program Fee.
-If you plan to be a non-credit participant, you will be responsible for paying a Program Fee. You are also responsible for the $1,200 Deposit that is due by March 19, 2013 to secure your airfare and place on the trip. This Deposit is non-refundable and counts as part of your Program Fee.
NOTE: To be considered a credit participant, you must be enrolled in at least 3 credit hours worth of courses related to this travel study trip.
Program Policy Regarding Participation of Minors:
If a person under the age of 18 is interested in participating in the Summer 2013 PNC in Peru travel study program, her or she is eligible to do so only if a parent or legal guardian is participating in the program also and willing to take responsibility for the actions and well-being of the minor.
Contact the Office of Graduate and Extended Learning for more information.
Great Smoky Mountains - Natural History of the Great Smoky Mountains
BIOL 32400 with Dr. Curtis- 3 credit hours
BIOL 22800 with Dr. Quinn - 2 credit hours
Discover the splendor of the most rugged mountains in Appalachia! The Great Smoky Mountains preserve a rich cultural tapestry of Southern Appalachian history. This extraordinary travel/study course brings you into contact with the ecosystem of a temperate forest where plant life, sparkling mountain streams and breath-taking vistas are your classroom. Explore the wildlife, plant life, ecology, geology, and environmental concepts unique to the Smoky Mountains. Step into a world of breathtaking wonder and beauty!
Trip Dates: August 4, 2013 through August 10, 2013 Pre-Trip Meeting: July 24, 2013 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Post-Trip Meeting: August 14, 2013 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.
Program Fees: In addition to the cost of tuition, students taking the program for academic credit are responsible for a $525 Program Fee. Non-credit participants are responsible for a $525 Program Fee.
What The Cost Covers: The program fee includes lodging, class materials, student insurance,and most meals. Student is responsible for their own transportation costs to and from Tremont, TN, remainder of meals and personal incidental costs. Contact the Office of Graduate and Extended Learning for more information.
Washington D.C.: The History, Politics, and Culture that Shaped Our Nation
From its humble beginnings during the Revolutionary War to the major tourist attraction it is today, Washington DC serves as a symbol of freedom for millions of Americans. This course will explore the history of this great American city while examining the political and cultural movements it has undergone over the past three centuries. Class activities will include visits to the White House, Congress and the Supreme Court, giving students an inside look at the inner workings of politics today; viewing the most important document in American history – the Declaration of Independence at the National Archives; tours of various Smithsonian Museums to discover the artifacts, stories, and people who helped build this city and our nation; and cultural events that can only be experienced in Washington DC.
Tour of the United States Capitol Building
Tour of Congress
Tour of the Library of Congress
Visits to select Smithsonian Institution sites
Tour of Arlington National Cemetery
Tour of Mt. Vernon
Exploring Washington DC
Curated group meal at the National Museum of the American Indian
Post-Trip Meeting: Date schedulede around participants' schedules in April
Program Fees: In addition to the cost of tuition, students taking the program for academic credit are responsible for a $695 Program Fee. Non-credit participants pay the $695 Program Fee plus a $225 Administrative Fee.
The Program Fee includes: 5-nights in a 2-room hotel suite with full kitchen. Based on triple occupancy at Avenue Suites in Georgetown (formerly Washington Suites), class materials, student insurance, Metro Card, 2 group meals, entrance to scheduled group activity locations. Student is responsible for their own transportation costs to and from Washington, DC, remainder of meals and personal incidental costs. Contact the Office of Graduate and Extended Learning for more information.
Those interested in joining the March 2013 trip, please contact the Office of Graduate and Extended Learning at 219-785-5343.
Gettysburg-3 Days That Changed America
HIST 35001- 3 Credit Hours
On July 1, 1863, the largest battle ever fought on the North American continent began at the small hamlet crossroads of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Before it was over, more than 50,000 Americans were killed, wounded, captured or missing and the course of American history had been altered. Why was Gettysburg so important? Why did it end as it did? Could it have ended differently? Who was responsible for the victory? The defeat? What of the questions that remain unanswered even after the passage of nearly 150 years? These and other questions about the Battle of Gettysburg, its importance in American history and the lengthy literary battles of veterans following the war will be the subjects of this course.
In addition to the trip, pre-and post trip class meetings will be held.
Program Fees: In addition to the cost of tuition and fees, students are responsible for a program fee. The program fee includes class materials, student insurance, 2 groups meals and activities. Student is responsible for their own transportation costs to and from Gettysburg, PA, lodging, remainder of meals and personal incidental costs.
Contact the Office of Graduate and Extended Learning for more information.