Destinations

Below you will find information on our Summer 2018 trips.

Bahamas

May 12 - 19, 2018 (8 days)

It's better in the Bahamas! Students will develop a cross-cultural perspective on child development, parenting, and early education in a safe location celebrated for its warm turquoise water and white sand beaches. Conquer new challenges, engage authentically with the distinctive culture of the island, and return refreshed and recharged with new professional and life skills!

Price: $2,500

  • Included: Round trip airfare, Shared hotel room, Group transportation on the island, Group activities, and 10 group meals
  • Excluded: Passport fees and related expenses, Transportation costs to/from Tulsa International Airport, airport parking, baggage fees, optional island activities, optional private transportation on the island, tips, souvenirs, additional meals, optional snacks/beverages, necessary gear for the environment and activities (sunscreen, swimwear, water shoes, snorkeling equipment, etc), background check fee

Itinerary: *dates subject to change

2 days air travel with one-stop flights and easy customs/immigration processes

2 days at Atlantis mega resort with famous waterpark and marine life habitats

2 days of culture and history tours/educational sightseeing/community service projects

2 days of boat excursions with beach/snorkeling time (to outer islands Exuma & Eleuthera)

Course Title: CHLD 2023 Child Development and Parenting - A systems perspective of child development and parenting with an emphasis on the ecological approach. Course will include the study of family proceses, parenting philosophies, styles, and techniques. Assigned field experiences. This course is open to majors and non-majors; no prerequisites required.

Faculty: Dawn Parton

Vendor: Go Global

France

June 18 - 28, 2018 (11 days)

Price: $2,600

  • Included: Round trip from Tulsa, lodging*, two daily meals (except in Paris), train/bus between cities, indicated excursions
  • Excluded: TCC tuition, local transportation in Paris, extra meals and snacks

*students who would rather stay at a hotel instead of with a host family while in Chaumont, will have to pay for their own lodging and meals.

Itinerary: (subject to change due to students' interests and course requirements)

  • June 18 depart TUL
  • June 19 arrive Paris, travel to Chaumont, Meet the families and spend evening with families
  • June 20 visit Charles de Gaulle Memorial or Essoyes (Renoir's house) and a Champagne cellar
  • June 21 visit Nancy and Domremy la pucelle (Joan of Arc's home)
  • June 22 visit of Troyes
  • June 23 visit Chaumont market, Tour of Chaumont, pétanque game in the park
  • June 24 Chaumont Grand Pardon - enjoy the festivities in town!
  • June 25-27 travel to Paris, sightseeing (Louvre Museum, Notre Dame, La Sainte Chapelle, Arc of Triumph, Champs Elysees etc.)
  • June 28 depart Paris, arrive TUL

Course Title:

FREN 2323 International Work and/or Study Seminar OR FREN 2333 French International Seminar and/or Field Studies

Faculty: Francoise Sullivan

Vendor: Go Global

Germany

May 17 - 24, 2018 (8 days)

Price: $2,200 + round trip airfare

  • Included: Round trip from Tulsa, lodging*, daily breakfast, 5 dinners, service of a deaf group leader, transportation, admission fees
  • Excluded: TCC tuition, extra meals and snacks

*Shared 4 or 6 bed hostel accommodations. Alternative accommodation requests can be arranged at an additional fee.

Itinerary: (subject to change)

  • May 17 depart TUL, arrive Berlin, tour Brandenburg Gate, Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Unter den Linden and Bebelplatz
  • May 18 visit the Reichstag, Checkpoint Charlie Museum and East Side Gallery, Alexanderplatz and Fersehturm
  • May 19 Free day!
  • May 20 travel to Nuremberg, visit Documentation Center Nazi Rally Grounds with a local deaf
  • May 21 visit inside Nuremburg Castle, travel to Munich
  • May 22 visit Dachau Concentration Camp, Rsidenz, Marienplatz, Glockenspiel Carillon, and Viktualienmarkt
  • May 23 visit castles of Mad King Ludwig II (Linderhof, Hohenschwangau, Neuschwanstein)
  • May 24 fly back to TUL

Course Title:

ASLE TBA (prerequisite required)

Faculty: Glenna Cooper

Vendor: Hans on Travel

Ireland

May 16 - 24, 2018 (9 days)

This once-in-a-lifetime trip to Ireland, dubbed the Irish Heritage Tour, will take you through Dublin, Cork, Kinsale, Killarney, and the surrounding countryside. You will experience this beautiful country and its rich and vibrant history while working to earn credit for one or two TCC courses.

Price: $2,935

  • Included: Round-trip and on-the-ground transportation, Hotels with private bathrooms, Breakfast daily and select dinners, Daily activities, Tours and entrances to attractions
  • Excluded: Lunches, Snacks, Some dinners, Some entrance fee, TCC tuition and fees, Insurance

Itinerary:

  • May 16: Fly to Ireland
  • May 17: Tour of Dublin
  • May 18: Trinity College, St. Patrick's Cathedral
  • May 19: Tour Queenstown Story Museum in Cork
  • May 20: Tour Blarney Castle, Kinsale and Killarney
  • May 21: Tour Ring of Kerry and Bog Village
  • May 22: Tour Rock of Cashel and Dublin
  • May 23: Tour Dublin
  • May 24: Fly back to TUL

Course Title: GEOG 1043 Cultural Geography, GEOG 1023 World Economic Geography, ENGL 1213 Composition II, and ENGL 2413 Introduction to Literature

Faculty: Patricia Trusty and Wendy Eddy

Vendor: EF College Tours

Japan

May 22 - June 4, 2018 (14 days)

Japan is extremely clean and safe, with one of the lowest crime rates in the world. The public transit system is highly efficient, clean, and punctual. The food is nutritious and delish while it may seem very different to an American palate. The people live in harmony and peace (also they are courteous and helpful). The isolated geography has shaped the culture, food, and architecture. Come join the group and experience what you have been missing!

Price: $2,895

  • Included: Hotel accommodations, Daily breakfast, Some lunches/dinners, Transportation between airports and cities, Tours/Admissions, International/Domestic flights
  • Excluded: TCC tuition, 8 lunches, 9 dinners

Itinerary: (schedule subject to change until 1/31)

  • May 22 depart TUL
  • May 23 arrive NRT (Narita, Chiba a.k.a. Tokyo International Airport) travel to Kyoto (via bullet train)
  • May 24 visit Ryoan Temple, Golden Pavilion, Kiyomizu temple
  • May 25 visit Fushimi Inari shrine travel to Shikoku
  • May 26 Shikoku TBA
  • May 27 Shikoku TBA
  • May 28 Travel to Tokyo (via bullet train)
  • May 29 Tokyo TBA
  • May 30 Tokyo TBA 
  • May 31 Tokyo TBA
  • June 1 travel to Utsunomiya, visit Kiyohara Kita Elementary School
  • June 2 Utsunomiya TBA
  • June 3 Utsunomiya TBA
  • June 4 travel to NRT (via airport shuttle), Depart NRT, Arrive TUL

Course Title: JAPN 2323 International Seminar/Field Study (language skills/prior study not required)

Faculty: Mariko Takahashi

Vendor: Kinki Nippon, JTB

Mexico

May 18 - 24, 2018

The Legal Environment of Small Businesses: A Cross Cultural Comparison (BUSN 2313 is a Pre-Requisite). Six (6) to Sevem (7) days in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato. Described by Visit Mexico as "one of the most beautiful cities in Mexico", in 2008 the city was "recognized, along with the Sanctuary of Jesus of Atotonilco, as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO."

Price: $2,500

  • Included: Travel, Lodging, One daily meal
  • Excluded: Tuition, Two daily meals, Spending money

Itinerary:

  • May 11 travel to Mexico
  • May 12 visit local business: restaurant (morning), siesta (afternoon), and group discussion (evening) before group meal or cultural event
  • May 13 visit local business: retail (morning), siesta (afternoon), and group discussion (evening) before free evening or cultural event
  • May 14 visit local government office: retail (morning), siesta (afternoon) and group discussion (evening) before group meal or cultural event
  • May 15 free day
  • May 16 travel back to Tulsa

Course Title: BUSN 2992 (BUSN 2313 is prerequisite)

Faculty: Michael Speck

Vendor: Go Global

Nicaragua - Dental Hygiene

May TBA, 2018 (8 days)

Price: $TBA

Itinerary: TBA

Course Title: DHYG 2991 Dental Hygiene in Nicaragua

Faculty: Debbie Batson, RDH, MS, NBCT

Vendor: Just Hope

Nicaragua - Music

June TBA, 2018 (8 days)

TCC Students will mentor and teach children music, dance, theater and art in Chacraseca, Nicaragua, a rural community near Leon. Students will experience the music, culture & history of Nicaragua and have opportunities to work on building projects for this community. No pre-requisite except your passion.

Price: $950 plus airfare (around $800).  Cost covers room, meals, and transportation. Sightseeing excursions may require some additional costs and will be decided upon by the group.

Course Title: Music & Fine Arts in Nicaragua

Faculty: Heidi Rigert

Nicaragua - Nursing

June 13 - 21, 2018 (9 days)

Open to any nursing student or nurse in the community.  We have limited space for this adventure, only 8 seats!  Registration is by permission of instructor only.

Price: $975 plus airfare (approx $600-900) - tuition not included

  • Included: Lodging, 3 daily meals, in country transportation, interpreter expenses, all taxes, tips, and gratuities, trip coordination and leadership
  • Excluded: transfers to and from the Tulsa airport, meals en route to and from Nicaragua, souvenirs, and any unscheduled activities the team decides to add

Itinerary: TBA

We will visit the rural area of Chacraseca: the coastal farming of Leon; and the mountain coffee-picking area of Matagalpa. We will visit a variety of health care settings including hospitals, university classrooms, rural clinics, nursing home, and home health visits. We will work and learn with doctors, nurses, and communal health brigades. You will be providing hands-on-care to clients. We will also explore Nicaraguan culture; experience daily life; and have some time for sightseeing (volcano, beach, etc.)

Course Title: NURS 2992 Nursing in Nicaragua: A service learning adventure (This course provides an opportunity to experience a direct relationship with healthcare providers and recipients from various cultural backgrounds in an international setting. The students will travel to Nicaragua, the second poorest country in the western hemisphere, for exposure to theoretical concepts as well as clinical experiences. Our trip will be coordinated by JustHope, a Tulsa based non-profit organization that creates global partnerships between US groups, and Nicaraguan communities.

Faculty: Linda Lyons-Coyle

Vendor: Just Hope