Trips

Travel and learn with John Tyler Community College. You'll earn college credit as you immerse yourself in cultures from around the globe. Start planning now for upcoming travel opportunities.

Want more information? Contact the appropriate faculty member for the trip that interests you.

Happy travels.

Upcoming Travel


  • Greece Trip
    2014 Summer Study
    Ancient Greece: In the Footsteps of Gods and Heroes June 24 – July 11, 2014

    Since 2000, faculty members at John Tyler have been leading study abroad programs to Greece. This summer’s program will be an academic program, and all participants will be required to enroll in one or more program classes, but there will be plenty of time to experience the people and culture of ancient and modern Greece and time for shopping and leisure activities. Our intention is that participants are not tourists, but informed travelers who will have a deeper appreciation of the history and culture of Greece through study and discussion before and during the trip. All program classes will have assignments designed to focus the student’s attention on key themes and to provide a better understanding of the sites we will visit and how they contribute to that understanding. Courses offered are: HIS 243 – The Ancient World, PHI 295 – Greek Philosophy, and ENG 257 – Mythology.

    See the planned itinerary.

    Trip Leader:
    Dr. David M. Head
    804-594-1485
    dhead@jtcc.edu

Past Travel


  • Ireland Trip
    2013 Summer Study
    Ireland: The Land of LegendsJune 11-26, 2013

    Visit historic and cultural sites throughout the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland. Learn about the struggle to achieve political stability and how Irish culture stays alive through literature, politics, theatre, music, film and language. Courses offered are: ENG 295 – Survey of 20th Century Irish Literature, HUM 241 – 20th Century Culture of Ireland. and HIS 295 – 20th Century Irish History.

    See the planned itinerary.

    Trip Leader:
    Mary Beth Wentworth
    mwentworth@jtcc.edu
    804-594-1458

  • Greece Trip
    2012 Summer Study
    Ancient Greece: In the Footsteps of Gods and HeroesJune 21 - July 8, 2012

    Join John Tyler Community College for a summer study program to Greece. From ancient ruins and landmarks to art, mythology and literature, experience how Greek culture and history influenced the modern world. The courses offered are: The Ancient World, Topics in Greek Philosophy, and Interdisciplinary Principles of Humanities. Students and faculty from throughout the VCCS are encouraged to participate by enrolling in one or more classes.

    Download trip brochure.

    Trip Leader:
    Mary Beth Wentworth
    mwentworth@jtcc.edu
    804-594-1458

  • Ghana Trip
    2011 VaCIE-VCCS International Exchange
    GhanaMay 14 – 29, 2011

    John Tyler Community College faculty traveled to Ghana, West Africa in a two week exchange program. Hosted at Sunyani Polytechnic in the city of Sunyani, they immersed themselves in college life and Ghanaian culture. The adventure continued by touring cultural and historic places like Kakum National Park, the Elmina Slave Fort, Kumasi and Accra.

    Read the trip blog: The Fufu Chronicles.

    Watch trip video: Homecoming from Ghana.

    Visit VaCie-VCCS International Exchange for more information on the future exchange programs.

  • Italy Trip
    2011 Summer Study
    ItalyMay 21 - June 5, 2011

    John Tyler Community College went to Italy. Students and faculty traveled a cultural timeline from antiquity through the Baroque period, with visits to Rome, Venice, Florence, Padua, Assisi, Verona, Vicenza, Siena and Fiesole. The courses taught included: Drawing and Painting in Tuscany, Theatre History in Renaissance Italy, and Interdisciplinary Principles of Humanities.

    Read the trip blog: JTCC Italy.

  • Greece Trip
    2009 Summer Study
    GreeceJune 23 - July 6, 2009

    Students and faculty in Greece focused on the culture, history and mythology of Greece. The trip included visits to Athens (Acropolis and Agora and National Archeological Museum), Corinth, Delphi, Olympia, Mycenae and Tiryns, Nafplio, Hydra, Epidaurus, and a week in Paralio Astros, a sea-side village in southern Greece.

    Read the trip blog: Twelve Hellenic Days.

  • Hawaii Trip
    2008 Summer Study
    PeruMay 20 - June 2, 2008

    Students studied information technology, Latin American culture and civilization, intermediate Spanish and transcultural healthcare in Cajamarca, a city in the middle of the Andean mountains. The city has a rich history - it was where the last Inca was taken prisoner - and students explored its past as well as other Peruvian sites.

  • England Scotland Trip
    2008 Summer Study
    Scotland and EnglandJune 24 - July 9, 2008

    Students spent eleven days in London and three in Edinburgh studying history, theatre and philosophy. Students visited famous sites like Westminster Abbey, toured historic houses and castles like the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, saw great works of art in the British Museum and the National Gallery, and experienced live theatre in the famous West End and in a reconstruction of Shakespeare's Globe.

    Read the trip blog: JTCC England/Scotland Trip.

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