Travel Study Programs

  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. 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!

Upcoming Programs

Great Smoky Mountains - August 2015

In Summer 2015 (as well as almost every August since 2005), participants will discover the splendor of the most rugged mountains in Appalachia with PNC Professor Vanessa Quinn!

The Great Smoky Mountains preserve a rich cultural tapestry of Southern Appalachian history. This extraordinary travel/study course will bring participants into contact with the ecosystem of a temperate forest where plant life, sparkling mountain streams and the breath-taking vistas that will be their classroom.

They will explore the wildlife, plant life, ecology, geology, and environmental concepts unique to the Smoky Mountain, a world of breathtaking wonder and beauty!

Take a tour (Download video transcript) Pre-Trip Meeting: July 22, 2015, 6-9 p.m. Travel Dates: August 9-15, 2015 Post-Trip Meeting: August 19, 2014, 6-9 p.m. Course Options:
  • BIOL 28800: 2 credit hours, this course counts toward the Ecology minor and as a graduation requirement in the Biology major
  • BIOL 32400: 3 credit hours, this course fulfills a General Education Core (Natural Sciences) requirement, a graduation requirement in some Education majors, and an elective toward the Ecology major
Tuition and Fees: Students are responsible for paying all applicable tuition and fees to the Bursar’s office, as well as all applicable deposits and Program Fees to the Office of Graduate and Extended Learning. All payments must be made by the relevant deadlines set by both offices or the student will not be permitted to participate and may not be eligible for refunds of monies paid. The deadline to pay tuition for summer courses to the Bursar's Office is May 1, 2015. Program Fee Deposit and Travel Study Application: A deposit of $100.00 towards the $525.00 Program Fee and the student's completed and signed Travel Study Application are due to PNC's Office of Graduate and Extended Learning by Friday, May 1, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. CST. Program Fee: Program Fee of $525.00 covers lodging, meals and activities at the Tremont Institute, student travel insurance and administrative expenses of running this program. It does not include transportation to and from the Tremont Institute or meals during travel to and from the Tremont Institute. The Program Fee is paid to PNC's Office of Graduate and Extended Learning and is due in full by June 15, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. CST.