Drake Travel Seminars

One of the highlights of a Drake education is the relationships students develop with faculty. With Drake’s faculty-led travel seminars, students can explore the world alongside their professors. Programs are typically between one and three weeks in length, and past program locations have included Uganda, Egypt, Finland, Cuba, and China, to name a few. 

If you are finding it difficult to fit a study abroad experience into your program—due to time constraints, financial obstacles, or personal reasons—this may be an excellent option for you. Travel seminars make it possible for any student to study abroad and to break out of their comfort zone with someone they trust.

International and domestic travel seminars typically take place during January Term or summer and 2–4 weeks in length. Seminars are generally 3-6 credits and often meet an AOI

For more information about Drake Administered Programs Abroad, please contact Maria Rohach, maria.rohach@drake.edu, 515-271-3651.

 Drake scholarships available for travel seminars:

  • Zimpleman Global Experiential Learning Scholarship
  • Olson Global Service-Learning Scholarship
  • Allen Service-Learning Travel Scholarship
  • Thibodeau Scholarship for Global Citizenship
  • International Relations Experiential Learning Scholarship (IR majors only)

For more information on these scholarships and for the application, please click here.  

J-Term 2017 Travel Seminars

  • Understanding Diverse Populations (Hawaii)
  • Cuba: Stewardship and Socialism
  • Perspectives on Education from Finland
  • Zoo Biology (Orlando, Fla.)
  • International Environmental Seminar: Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands
  • International Health Topics: India
  • Exploring Urban Poverty in New York and Des Moines
  • Leadership at Sea: Bahamas
  • Destination Thailand: Research, Exploration and Reflection
  • Inside Washington: The Presidential Inauguration
  • Islam in the 21st Century (Egypt)
  • Contemporary Urban Mexico
  • History in London





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July 24, 2017
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