Study in the States

Study in the StatesStudy in the States is a unique program in the Lee Honors College offering educational opportunities that will take place outside the classroom. Courses can be used to satisfy general education requirements and honors college requirements. Except for the cost of tuition, expenses will be paid by the honors college. All trip descriptions, including dates, are included in the honors college course catalog.


Study in the States Texas Tour Flier

Spring 2016

The Texas Tour: Travel to Austin, Houston and San Antonio, Texas with Derrick McIver from Management to study major corporations with the trip occurring during spring break March 7-11, 2016 and some day trips to midwestern sites during the semester. This course may be used as a business elective with advisor permission.

Summer I or II 2016

Application for summer Study in the States courses.

HNRS 3401: Vues d’Afrique: May 1 to 8, 2016; Travel to Montreal with World Languages and Literatures professor Vincent Desroches to “Vues d’Afrique,” the largest African film festival in North America. Additionally, students will meet artists and leaders of the main francophone immigrant communities in Montreal (Haitian, West and Central African, Maghrebi) to discuss issues pertaining both to their countries of origin and to immigration in Canada. Meets General Education Area IV. Contact Professor Desroches at with any questions.

HNRS 2900: Old Man River: May 15 to 27, 2016; Travel along the Mississippi River from Chicago to New Orleans with professors Denise Keele and Sarah Hill to explore the history of the river from political, cultural and environmental perspectives. General education area pending. Contact Professor Keele at with any questions.

HNRS 2900: Learning with video games! Really? May 13, 15-17, 20, 22-27, 2016; Travel with Jim Bosco, Education Professor Emeritus, to explore video game companies that are considered to be the best in the United States in using games for engaged active learning in Santa Cruz, Silicon Valley, and San Francisco in California, Lansing and Pittsburgh. General education area pending. Contact Professor Bosco at with any questions.

HNRS 2900: Military Technology and Strategy: June 11-19 2016; Travel with Joyce Busch, WMU’s Military Advocate, to examine how technology has impacted military operations throughout American history. Locations include the United States Military Academy (West Point), Gettysburg, the Pentagon, Arlington National Cemetery, Marine Barracks (8th and I), the United States Naval Academy, Quantico and Ft. Bragg. General education area pending. Contact Professor Busch at with any questions.

Walt's Pilgrimage: A Journey in the Life of Walt Disney: July 14 to 22, 2016; Travel with alumnus Christopher Tremblay to explore the legacy of Walt Disney, beginning in Chicago at Disney's birthplace and ending in California at his gravesite. Contact Dr. Tremblay at with any questions.  WMU Students Trace Disney's Path to Fame on WMUK.

General education info to be determined.

If you are interested in the Texas Tour for 2016

  1. Fill out the Study in the States application and turn it in to the Lee Honors College office by the date specified in the instructions.
  2. Following the due date, all applicants will be contacted for an interview.
  3. At the interview you will sign a release form for a student conduct background check.
  4. When the application process is complete and in order (application, interest statement, interview, background check), the honors college will register you for the trip.
  5. We will create waiting lists for each trip—if a registered student has to withdraw from the class, we will go to the wait list and register another student.