Students who are members of the Honors Program may earn Honors credit for study abroad or domestic travel by enrolling in our UH 399 Travel/Study course. Credit varies from 1-3 hours.

International Travel

Study Abroad in Costa Rica in 2018

Looking for adventure? Travel to Costa Rica with your fellow Gamecocks in May 2018! Biology Professor Benjie Blair will lead JSU students on a nine-day study abroad trip May 17-25, 2018, exploring the life, culture and natural history of the Central American country.

"The biodiversity of the region across Costa Rica is incredible," said Blair. "To be able to tour an entire cross-section of the country in nine days is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity."

Students will experience Costa Rican culture and biological diversity on boat, kayak, raft, and zip-line to experience the landscape as they learn. Led by Blair and professional tour guides, the adventure will begin in San Jose and continue through Tortuguero, Sarapiqui, Arenal, Guanacaste, Ricon de la Vieja and Liberia.  

Payment plans are available to make the trip more affordable. Students must qualify with the Honors Program to participate.

Costa Rica trip PDF Application

For more information, visit or contact Benjie Blair, 256-782-5643 or, or Janet Whitmore, 256-782-5696 or

Dublin, Ireland

Photos from Dublin Trip

Domestic Travel

DC in December trip graphicWashington, D.C. Honors Trip 

Options for the Trip Itinerary Include:

  • White House and U.S. Capitol Tour
  • National Monuments and Memorials Tour
  • National Portrait Gallery
  • Arlington National Cemetery
  • Ford's Theatre
  • Kennedy Center
  • Mount Vernon
  • Chinatown
  • Christmas Market
  • Smithsonian Museums
  • Bible Museum
  • and more!

"The opportunity we had to take a special tour of the Capitol Building is one that not everyone gets to experience. I learned so much from this special tour."
-- Alex Templin

"I actually got to be in the room where it happens..."
-- Gregory Heathcock

"The National Holocaust Museum was my favorite part of the whole trip. Every American should visit this museum. It is impactful, respectful, and hopeful all at the same time."
-- Jessika Holmes

Read More About the Trip and Sign Up!

Photos from the 2017 Washington D.C. Trip