HONORS COLLEGE

Honors Travel Seminars

LIU Brooklyn Honors College considers travel an essential component of a student’s education. Each year, we organize short-term, theme-focused travel seminars. The seminars are credit-bearing and typically offered during the week of spring break, the January intercession, or in summer. Recent seminars have included trips to Dublin, Ireland; Paris, France; Rome, Italy; Madrid and Barcelona, Spain.

Honors College students are encouraged to spend a semester studying and gaining valuable service learning and field-word experience at the LIU Global centers in Costa Rica, China, Australia, or Europe.

Partners in the Parks

The Honors College participates in an exciting collaboration between Honors Programs across the nation and the U.S. Park Service. Partners in the Parks is an outdoor experiential learning program that permits Honors students from around the nation to engage in week-long seminars in our National Parks. The seminars, led by Honors faculty and Park Service Rangers, involve camping, hiking, exploring the natural landscape, flora, and fauna. Students learn about conservation and the importance of preserving our natural heritage. LIU students have attended seminars in Joshua Tree National Park, California; Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah; Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Colorado; and Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.

Honors Offsite Orientation

At the beginning of each fall semester, the Honors Program invites the incoming First Year class, and a number of Honors Mentors and upper-level classmen, to spend a weekend away at an offsite camp. We leave on a Friday afternoon (the first weekend after classes begin) and return to the Campus on Sunday afternoon.

The annual Honors Orientation Trip is a great way to start the year off by meeting other new students! We know what you are thinking: “I don’t know anybody; I’m not going to go.” That is precisely why you should join us! Few start the trip knowing other students, but everybody comes back knowing someone… and that’s really the point of going. Most of all it will make your first year at the Brooklyn Campus a great one!

You will spend the weekend meeting other students and Brooklyn Campus staff, learning from advanced students about Campus programs and college life, and engaging in hiking, boating, a low-ropes course, a climbing wall, archery and other team-building activities.

Students pay a nominal fee to attend the Orientation Trip, with the bulk of the trip cost covered by generous donations from Campus alumni. You will not need any money once we arrive at camp (unless you want to go horseback riding). All meals and transportation are covered. You will receive detailed information on the Orientation Trip and how to sign up as the beginning of the school year approaches.

Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to make new friends!