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Group Cross-Cultural Study for 2022-2023

Information for Group Cross-Cultural Study for 2022-2023

Group Cross-Cultural Study trips are for cross-cultural credit only (GNST-250) and do not include any other courses. These trips may be led by Lee University faculty or staff, or they may be with an approved outside organization. Trips with Lee University athletic teams or music ensembles fall under this category. These trips are not eligible for financial aid. The $250 tuition charge for the GNST-250 course will be added to your regular Lee bill and is separate from the advertised cost of the trip.

You MUST have successfully completed GNST-200, the Global Perspectives Seminar, prior to going on one of these trips if you want to receive credit for GNST-250. If you have not yet taken GNST-200 yet and want to participate in one of these trips, you should apply for the trip and our office will enroll you in GNST-200 once you are accepted.

 


Upcoming Trips

Alaska Spring Break 2023 - Far Flung Tin Can

During this cold and eye opening trip, we, you and the Far-Flung team, travel throughout the Northern Slope district of Alaska. We work alongside the Borough Mayoral office and a local church to experience Arctic life in remote Alaskan villages. We will travel by prop plane, ice road and even dog sled throughout the week. These villages get few outside visitors and we will be able to go into homes, ask questions about daily life below zero degrees and how everything single thing you see there is flown in. We will have 3 church services open to the communities. Travel with the mayors office to get insight on how the towns run and grow. We will attend a local basketball game to see one of the few things the community has to attend. We will meet with elders in the community to learn how they pass on Inupiaq culture for 2,000 years. We meet whalers who risk their lives to hunt whale in the Fall and Spring to provide food for the community. We will also interview a semi-retired expedition dog sledder who has dog-sled to the North Pole and was apart of the whale rescue based on the movie "Big Miracle".

Watch this video for more information!

This trip is from March 3 - March 11, and it is open to any Lee students. The cost for this trip is $2,300. The application deadline is January 18. In addition to applying through Lee's application below, applicants will also need to apply through the Far Flung Tin Can website. For more information about this trip, contact Kyle Philippi of Far Flung Tin Can at kyle.philippi@gmail.com. This trip has been approved as a cross-cultural trip but is not sponsored by Lee.


Cherokee NC - Summer 2023

This trip is open to any Lee student and only includes 1 credit hour for the GNST 250 Cross-Cultural Experience course. Information about the trip(s) in Summer 2023, including dates and prices, will be available in the Spring. See the link below for information from the 2022 trips.

Cherokee 2022 Information Sheet


Domestic Jewish Immersion Fall Semester Group Trip - Fall 2022

This trip will be taking place in the Fall 2022 Semester only - the application is now closed.


Ecuador Winter Break 2022 - Far Flung Tin Can

In the slums of Quito, lies a lighthouse of hope. Although the area is filled with drugs and sadness, there is a source of love and light spreading through the neighborhood. Pan De Vida ministry is feeding children, evangelizing to the lost and growing the local church in Atucucho. The ministry has now branched out to Agualongo. This small farm town is located two hours away from Pan De Vida’s building. A few years ago, the Lord guided Laly, missionary to Pan De Vida, to launch a sister ministry in this poor and beautiful place. They currently teach and feed the children there once a month and plan to build a second site for feeding and launching a church on the hillsides. 
 
During our Christmas Trip to these two locations, we, you and the Far-Flung team, join with the ministry and provide gifts for 500 children. Our team will buy, transport and wrap all the gifts. We then get to distribute to the children and do fun ministry programs with the families that are a part of these communities. On top of that, we will do some amazing local sightseeing adventures. Come and join us this December!

This trip is from December 6 - December 14, and it is open to any Lee students. The cost for this trip is $1,700. The application deadline is October 19. In addition to applying through Lee's application below, applicants will also need to apply through the Far Flung Tin Can website. For more information about this trip, contact Kyle Philippi of Far Flung Tin Can at kyle.philippi@gmail.com. This trip has been approved as a cross-cultural trip but is not sponsored by Lee.
 


Egypt Winter Break 2022 - Individual Cross-Cultural Study

Dr. Maher-Boulis is leading a trip to Egypt over Winter Break, which is open to faculty and staff. This trip is open to any Lee student as well, but will be considered an Individual Cross-Cultural Study. Students interested in attending should contact Dr. Maher-Boulis, and will need to submit an Individual Cross-Cultural Study proposal by October 19. See the link below for more information.

This trip is from December 8 - December 17.

Egypt Trip Winter Break 2022 Information

 

Ireland Spring Break 2023

See the brochure and apply here!
 

Italy Winter Break Business 2022

See the brochure here! Applications for this trip are now closed.
 

Group-Specific Trips

Bahamas - EVS

This trip is open to members of Evangelistic Singers and will take place from March 2 - March 11, 2023.


 

Israel - Campus Choir

This trip is open to members of Campus Choir and will take place from June 7 - June 16, 2023. 

 


[More trips will be added throughout the course of the year.]