Global Intensive Experiences

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Global Intensive Experiences 2019

In Spring 2019 Barrett will offer four short GIE travel programs. One program will be offered during Spring Break, two immediately following the end of the semester and one-semester long program with a Spring Break travel component. A limited amount of need-based scholarships are available to students participating in a Barrett summer travel programs. Click here to apply.

  • All of Barrett's programs are led by experienced Honors Faculty Fellows and uphold Barrett Community Standards on the trip.
  • You can expect a high-quality academic experience on our trips.
  • Going on a group trip will mean access to cultural experiences that would be difficult to get as an individual traveler.
  • Traveling on an academic abroad program is a great way for students who live off campus to meet and make friends with other Barrett students.

For international credit-bearing programs, you must also apply for the trip through the Study Abroad Office website at

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Title: Destination Tangier – American Literature’s Encounter with Morocco

Description: Explore the storied cultural history and dynamic present of northern Morocco, focusing on one of the most celebrated cities in global literature: Tangier. Students will explore Tangier as it has been represented by both U.S. writers and Moroccan authors. During your stay, students will...

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Title: Mediterranean Crossroads: Past and Present

Description: Explore Turkey's culture and history as a country located at the crossroads of the Eastern Mediterranean, between Europe and the Middle East. Students will discover the country's rich history as well as its contemporary culture and society on-site at one of the biggest metropolitan areas of the country, Izmir. In addition,...


Title: Barrett in the West of Ireland 2019: Galway, Connemara, and the Aran Islands

Description: In this one-credit, one-week intensive program students will begin to understand how a specific geographical region is turned into a “place,” a symbolic landscape that resonates with meanings for individuals, groups, and nations. Our focus is the province of Connaught in the West of Ireland,...

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Title: Vikings and Volcanoes: Barrett in Iceland 2019

Description: Join Barrett’s 2019 study trip to Iceland, the land of fire and ice. This course will consist of three interlinking parts. Students will become familiar with Iceland’s Viking roots and learn about the role Iceland played in the Norse settlement of Greenland and North America. This rich history will be encountered on the...

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Title: Trinidad & Tobago - Carnival, Culture and Conservation
Description: This trip and course will explore the history, culture and environment of Trinidad and Tobago through experiential learning and cultural immersion, using calypso and conservation as the twin central lenses of analysis. We have the incredible opportunity to visit and participate in the...