Upcoming Trips

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One-week trips

Mountaintop Ministries, Gramothe, Haiti
2014 Alternative Spring Break
March 7-15, 2014
Credits: HUMA250 (3 credits) - $363.45 tuition + tech fees or Non-credit - $200 course fee
Estimated cost: $1,335
(estimate cost of passport fee, airlines, lodging, meals, translator fee, project fee, hotel in Miami)
Sponsored by Wabash Valley region

This is a faith based trip to Mountaintop Ministries in Haiti. A portion of the trip is sponsored through Student Life for students who are enrolled as a degree seeking student during the Spring 2014. Students will have an opportunity to complete projects at the ministry that will benefit the Haitian people. Opportunities for mission work in a health clinic, schools, and with construction are possible. Use your Spring Break to make a difference, and earn college credit for the Study Abroad experience!

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Southwest USA Indian Communities
July 26-August 2, 2014
Credits: Credit or non-credit
Estimated cost: $1,450
(a non-refundable $500 deposit is due no later than April 1, 2014. The balance of the trip cost, $950, is due no later than May 15, 2014.)
Sponsored by East Central region

The trip will be an on-site introduction to Native American cultures of the Southwest with an emphasis on individual and group perspectives, opinion and hoped-for solutions to problems related to health delivery, economics, family relationships, the environment, and cultural preservation. Please read this letter from the trip leader for other important information about the trip.

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Dominican Republic
March 8-15, 2014
Credits: Extra credit for ENGT 120
Estimated cost: $825.00
(Includes lodging, meals, in-country transportation and one beach excursion). Price does not include: Airfare to/from Santiago, Dominican Republic, passport fees, travel insurance, immunizations or course tuition
Sponsored by Northeast region (Fort Wayne)

Do something fun over the spring break and travel to the Spanish-speaking, Caribbean nation of the Dominican Republic. You will learn about how alternative energy can be used to help small disadvantaged communities in this third world country. You will observe and experience Dominican culture through music, food, daily life, art and architecture in the rural towns near Jarabacoa. Lodging is modern, well-maintained and centrally located.  A side trip is also included in the cost to allow you to experience the beautiful Caribbean beaches.

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March 7-14, 2014
Credits: Up to 12 credits possible
Estimated cost: Under 23 yrs. old - $2,671, 23 or older - $3,011
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Sponsored by Central Indiana region (Indianapolis)

For the country that gave us William Shakespeare and the Beatles, this trip includes round-trip air, hotel, transportation, sightseeing tours, two meals daily, and a full-time tour director. You will see Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, Covent Garden, Buckingham Palace, Big ben, Westminster Abby, Tower Bridge, St. Paul's Cathedral, and much more.  Enjoy high tea at William and Kate's Kensington Palace. Learn to play Cricket at Lords. Become a theatre critic watching West End theatre, and enjoy the food England is famous for, fish & chips, bangers & mash, and curry.

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Switzerland and Italy
March 7-16, 2014
Credits: HUMA 250 credit available
Estimated cost: $3,645 (not including insurance, tips, and adult surcharges)
Sponsored by Central Indiana region (Indianapolis)

Trip includes Milan, Lombardy Lake Area, Pisa, Florence, Siena and Rome and an Italian Food Challenge.

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Jamaica Service Learning Experience
March 7-16, 2014
Credits: 3
Estimated cost: $1,600
Sponsored by Central Indiana region (Indianapolis) and the YMCA

Through the Intercollegiate YMCA, Ivy Tech students will join with other university students and travel to Mandeville, Jamaica for a Service Trip during Spring Break.  The purpose of the trip is to work with the Hanbury home that house over 150 orphans ranging from 0 years to eighteen.  Students will be working on bettering the camp. 

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London, England
May 10-15, 2014
Sponsored by North Central region

2014 trip SOLD OUT! 2015 London trip opening in the spring.

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Two-week trips

Lucknow, India
Dec 11-23, 2014
Credits: NRSG 201, NRSG 207 (Spring 15) & HLHS 118 (Fall 14); open to all ASN students (all regions) enrolled NRSG 201/207 spring 2015; HLHS 118 taught by Dr. Paula Boley, Region 6, Fall 2014. Students/guests wishing for non-credit experience will be accepted for the trip.
Estimated Cost: $3,515
Sponsored by East Central region

Students and guests will be traveling to New Delhi, Lucknow, and Kanpur. They will work with Dr. Awadh Dubey, and his son, Dr. Gurav Dubey, ophthalmologists who take a traveling eye clinic to the rural areas of northern India. The experiences will include helping with the ophthalmology clinic (the exact nature of the work is to be determined). Possible experiences will involve helping prep patients for cataract surgery, assisting after surgery, and/or other aspects of patient care. Additionally, other community service projects may be identified for student participation.

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China (Beijing and Shanghai)
March 6-17, 2014
Credits: 3 credits toward BUSN 101 or non-credit
Estimated Cost: $1,799
(includes all in-country transportation, accommodations, admission to cultural sites, and most meals). Not included: airfare to Beijing/from Shanghai, visa fee, and travel insurance
Sponsored by Northeast region (Fort Wayne)

Join Ivy Tech Northeast on a journey to China. This Spring Break experience will focus on visiting cultural and business sites in Beijing, Suzhou and Shanghai. Destinations will include: Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City, Imperial Summer Palace, The Great Wall, Ming Tombs, and the Propaganda Art Center. We will also visit a Volkswagen manufacturing facility, other businesses and meet Chinese university students. There will also be free time to explore.

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  Immersion Biology
May 10-18, 2014
Credits: This is a fully accredited 3 credit hour Introductory Biology 101
Sponsored by Central Indiana region (Indianapolis)

This is a fully accredited 3 credit hour course in Introductory Biology 101 The course includes 4 Saturdays on the Ivy Tech Indianapolis campus followed by an 8 day trip - in the wild - at a State Park in Kentucky.  The course is limited to 15 qualified students, and each student will be interviewed and selected by the class instructor. 

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Semester-long trips

London, England
Any semester
Credits: up to 12
Estimated Cost: $10,000
Sponsored by North Central region (South Bend)

With almost 2,000 international students from over 130 countries, London South Bank University (LSBU) is the ideal choice for studying in one of Europe's most exciting cities. Just minutes from London's major attractions, LSBU has a history of preparing students for the workplace for the past 120 years. Ivy Tech's South Bend campus is enthusiastically exploring opportunities for students at this excellent institution.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Any semester
Credits: up to 12
Estimated Cost: $10,000

Studying in Canada provides an opportunity to gain prestigious education through well-rounded programs that reflect modern business and societal values. At Humber, we recognize the importance of practical experience, hands-on education and real career opportunities. As a dynamic and well-respected polytechnic college, Humber ensures that you receive the skills and knowledge expected by today?��s demanding employers. Humber and Ivy Tech are happy to partner to provide students opportunities that are "close" yet "international"

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Athens, Greece
Any semester selected
Credits: 12 or more
Estimated cost: $14, 000 (includes tuition and housing in Greece for 16 weeks) - $6,000 for the summer session.
Sponsored by Central Indiana region (Indianapolis)

Students from all over the US with a variety of majors have attended the Odyssey in Athens Study Abroad Program. It is a wonderful semester or year-long program through the University of Indianapolis Athens Campus, which is the ONLY accredited American University that is completely owned and controlled by the home campus in the US- University of Indianapolis, Indiana. All course work completed in Athens is transferred from the Registrar's office in Indianapolis to your home institution in the form of a transcript. All courses are taught in English. To get an idea of the courses offered , you can go to the UIndy Athens web page: http://www.uindy.gr/current_students/schedules/index.html Most of the Odyssey students take advantage of the Greek language course and Greek culture and society or the Greek Art and Archaeology course. However, several students come over and take courses in their chosen fields, like business, computer science, psychology, etc. There is no need to know the Greek language.

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