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The Barrett Honors College highly encourages its students to enhance their educational experience by studying abroad. Studying outside the United States expands students’ global perspective and adds knowledge and awareness they cannot receive with just a basic university education. Students who have studied abroad report that it is their most important and meaningful educational experience, one they will remember for the rest of their lives. Visit to apply for a scholarship. Important Note: Scholarships are awarded to Barrett students enrolled in a Barrett study abroad trip. You must apply for the trip through the Study Abroad Office.

Barrett Study Abroad 2018

In the summer of 2018, Barrett will offer three unique and exciting for-credit travel programs. Two programs will take place within ASU’s first summer session, mid-May to late June and one in the second summer session in July. Specific dates, as well as program costs, will be announced here in the fall 2017 semester. 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 Barrett Honors Professors and uphold Barrett Community Standards on the trip.
  • You can expect a high-quality academic experience with only Barrett students on our trips.
  • Going on a group trip will mean access to cultural experiences that would be difficult to get as an individual traveler.
  • Study Abroad is a great way for students who live off campus to meet and make friends with other Barrett students.

Follow the trail of Victor Frankenstein and the monster among the Alps and famous “Sea of Ice” glacier where they met, the University of Ingolstadt where Victor made the monster (also the birthplace of the Illuminati), and see the ruins of the real Castle Frankenstein as well as the very villa where Mary Shelley began writing the novel in 1816, as we travel through Germany, Switzerland, and France. Known for its tradition of tolerance and neutrality, Switzerland is one of the world’s oldest democracies and this six-credit program also includes visits to significant cultural and historical sites such as John Calvin’s church in Geneva (St. Peter’s), the UN (Palace of Nations), the Rousseau House, Lake Geneva and the Jet d’Eau, and more. For further details or if you have questions, contact Dr. Don Fette at

Dates: 5/23/18 - 6/13/18
Credits: 6.0
Course 1: HON 379: Frankenstein, the Monster, and other Romantics
Course 2: HON 394: Frankenstein and Revolution in Switzerland and Germany
Cost: See cost sheet

In June 2018, experience magical seaside and vibrant Mediterranean lifestyles in Greece and Italy while earning six honors credits studying politics, writing, and modern cultural identity. Program locations include Athens, the birthplace of western democracy; Rome, the eternal city; and Crete, the largest Greek island. Course activities include the Acropolis, Coliseum, Vatican, a Rome cooking class, the Minoan Palace of Knossos, lots of urban walking tours, and daytrips aimed at helping students engage globally. This program typically fills on the day it opens for enrollment; to make sure you receive further program information and enrollment details as they become available, contact Dr. Jacquelyn Scott Lynch at

Dates: 6/9/18 - 6/30/18
Credits: 6.0
Course 1: Hon 380 Aesthetics & Society: Writing about Self and Place, Greece and Italy (HU)
Course 2: HON 394 Politics and Culture
Cost: See cost sheet

Europe’s most fast-paced and bustling city with over 300 languages spoken and a population of over 8 million people; a University town, home to some of the most fantastic architecture in the world, the “Dreaming Spires,” and the center of some of the oldest and richest historical and scientific discoveries in the world; and a bustling Scottish city, teaming with a lively theatre and cultural scene, gorgeous scenery and a fabulous dynasty of royalty. These are the open-air classrooms that await you on this study abroad course. Six honors credits will be on offer as you experience the culture of place with course material that ranges from Shakespeare to Steampunk. For further details or if you have questions, contact Dr. Abby Loebenberg at or visit the Study Abroad Office's brochure here.

Dates: 7/1/18 - 7/23/18
Credits: 6.0
Course 1: Hon 378 Culture and Society in England, Ireland, and Scotland (HU H G)
Course 2: HON 379 Romantics, Victorians, and Moderns (HU G)
Cost: See cost sheet

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