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Upcoming Trips

We are currently in the planning states of three travel/study trips:

Please check this page often as trips are added on a regular basis as dates and destination become available! 

 

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Leon, Mexico - Spring Break 2014

Arrive on Saturday March 8. Depart Saturday March 15, 2014.

Get Ready To “Pack” Your Bags!
Join your friends for an engineering adventure in Leon, Mexico. This city of 1.3 million people with first class services and a booming hotel industry is one of the most important centers in Mexico. The metropolitan area boasts numerous opportunities for entertainment, fine dining, leisurely activities, arts, and recreation. A day trip to Guanajuato with its charming plazas and colonial area mansions offers a striking contrast. San Miguel de Allende offers a rich heritage of art, culture, business, sports, and more, something for everyone. Penjamo, Plazuelas, a prehistoric archeological site, will take you back in time, and then we will venture to Queretaro where its historic center has been declared a World Heritage Center by UNESCO. In addition to the captivating sights, students will also visit business and industrial sites after attending two days of classes at Universidad De La Salle Bajio and visiting and exploring one of our premier international Lasallian university campuses. An optional CPLP Level I test will be available through ISTA at a discounted rate. Being a certified packaging lab technician increases the chance of being employed part-time or full-time in the packaging industry.

MORE ON THE LEON, MEXICO TRIP HERE >>>

COURSE INFORMATION 

PKG/ME 498: Special Topics – Transport Packaging

Dynamic theory, shock fragility, cushioning, distribution hazards, product damage potentials, pre-shipment tests, and hands-on lab experiments. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing and permission of Department Chair. 3 credits.

PKG 496: Special Topics – Pre-shipment Tests

This class prepares students for Level 1 (Technician) test of the Certified Packaging Lab Professionals (CPLP) program given by the International Safe Transit Association (ISTA). 1 credit.

Questions about the courses offered should be directed to Dr. Pong Malasri at pong@cbu.edu.


COST

Total cost for Packaging Leon class is $1,580.00 including airfare (cost based on at least ten travelers). Checks should be made Payable to CBU and paid directly to the Business Office with the trip destination clearly identified; credit cards, cash, and money orders are accepted as well. Trip applications should be completed and returned to Buckman 346 or 347 when first payment is made or before.

Included in cost:

  • 4 hours class credit for full time day students as part of their regular schedule for Spring 2014.

    Note: A student may choose to take either the 3-hr version or 1-hr version. For those who need to get credit for an elective, they would take the 3-hr version. For those who do not need credit for elective but want to travel, they should take 1-cr version. Also, some will take one of these two courses as their regular load, so no extra tuition is needed (Evening and part time students will pay $200 per credit hour).

  • Airfare
  • All local transportation
  • Lodging at hotel for 7 nights
  • Leon city sights
  • Day trips to Guanajuato and San Miguel de Allende
  • Day trips to Queretaro and Penjamo, Plazuelas
  • Breakfast Daily
  • 2 days of classes at Universidad De La Salle Bajio
  • Business and industrial visits
  • Tour of beautiful DeLasalle Bajio Campus
  • ISTA Student Membership for a year (sponsored by CBU Packaging Department)

NOT included in cost:

  • Lunches daily
  • Some dinners
  • Spending money
  • Airline tickets

Trip cancellation insurance is recommended, but not required, in case of an emergency on your part as CBU cannot refund the money once it is committed to the trip vendors. There are many companies on the internet that provide this service or your personal insurance company may offer such coverage. While CBU has no connection with any such company, some previous students have used STA travel and were pleased with it.  

PAYMENT SCHEDULE

The payment schedule below is a recommendation, but amount can be paid in full or in higher increments at any time. Space is limited. 

All forms of payment are accepted: cash, money order, credit, and check.
$300 will hold your place until November 15. You may pay increments as follows or pay in full.

 

Deposit (October 25)  $300.00
November 15
$350.00
December 10 $325.00
January 15
$325.00
February 15
$280.00 or Remaining Balance

GUESTS

Friends, family, alumni, or students who do not need class credit, may join us on a space available basis, but space is limited, so contact Dr. Forsdick in advance to reserve space or get on a waiting list. 

TO APPLY

Christian Brothers University
Office of International Initiatives - Campus Box 3 or
Buckman Hall, 3rd Floor, Rooms 346 & 347
650 East Parkway South
Memphis, TN 38104
studyabroad@cbu.edu

If you have any questions about the trip contact Dr. Emily Forsdick by telephone at (901) 321-3461 or Ms. Melody Caldwell at (901) 321-4416 or studyabroad@cbu.edu.

Additional details will be posted as they develop.  

 

Rome, Italy – May 2014 • Chemistry and Religious Studies

Italy Cheese - Chemistry of Cooking Study Abroad

CHEMISTRY TRIP
Arrive in Rome Monday, May 19, Depart Rome Tuesday, May 27

Students taking the Chemistry of Cooking course will begin the adventure in Rome for three days. They will visit Trastevere, view the Pantheon, walk the Piazza Navona, and make a wish at the Trevi Fountain. They will celebrate a Papal audience with Pope Francis, see the wonders of the Vatican, and experience the masterpieces of the Sistine Chapel. A day trip to the charming little towns of Assisi and Foligno will provide a respite from the bustling crowds in Rome. Students will then continue their journey to Bologna where they will tour the historic city, experience cooking lessons, and sample fine authentic Italian cuisine.

SIGHTS/VISITS 

  • Trastevere
  • Pantheon
  • Colosseum
  • Trevi Foutain
  • Piazza Navona
  • Papal audience
  • Catacombs
  • Vatican Museums
  • Sistine Chapel
  • San Luigi Church
  • Santa Maria Sopra Minerva
  • San Clemente Church
  • San Giovanni in Laterno Church
  • Spanish Steps
  • The famous Via Veneto
  • Church of Sainta Susanna
  • Day trip to Assisi and Foligno
  • Bologna sightseeing and cooking adventure


COURSE INFORMATION 

CHEM105: Chemistry of Cooking

  • Satisfies general education requirements for a science course.
  • Honors and non-honors sections will be available.

This course takes an in-depth and hands-on approach to the chemical nature and transformations that occur during classic and modern cooking techniques. A study of basic chemical principles, the scientific method, experimental design, and method optimization will be employed to understand the effects of cooking processes on food. This course concludes with a study abroad trip (required) to Italy taking place immediately after spring commencement. This trip of culinary adventures will include cooking instruction and tours.

Requires permission of Honors Program director to enroll in honors sections.  

Questions about the courses offered should be directed to Dr. A. Trimboli (Chemistry).


COST

Total cost for Rome Trip CHEM class is $2,285.00 (not including airfare). Checks should be made Payable to CBU and paid directly to the Business Office with the trip destination clearly identified; credit cards are accepted as well. Trip applications should be completed and returned to BU 346 or 347 when first payment is made or before.

Included in cost:

  • 3 hours class credit for full time day students who register for the class and 1 hour for lab as part of their regular load for spring 2014. Evening and/or part-time students will pay $200 per credit hour.
  • Overload students or students taking over 18 hours are offered a special tuition rate of $200 per credit hour over the 18 hours they have signed up for.
  • Day trip to Assisi and Foligno
  • Bus and metro fare as required for non-walking segments of sightseeing
  • Lodging at hotel  for eight nights (Rome and Bologna)
  • Breakfast daily
  • Sightseeing as indicated
  • Papal Audience with Pope Francis
  • Three nights in Bologna
  • Two cooking lessons
  • City tour of Bologna
  • Two dinner at fine restaurants
  • Round trip transportation to Bologna
  • Medical Insurance (an extra stipend will be charged for travelers over 24 years of age)
  • Welcome dinner and Farewell dinner

NOT included in cost:

  • Lunches daily
  • Some dinners
  • Spending money
  • Airline tickets

Trip cancellation insurance is recommended, but not required, in case of an emergency on your part as CBU cannot refund the money once it is committed to the trip vendors. There are many companies on the internet that provide this service or your personal insurance company may offer such coverage. While CBU has no connection with any such company, some previous students have used STA travel and were pleased with it.  


PAYMENT SCHEDULE

The payment schedule below is a recommendation, but amount can be paid in full or in higher increments at any time. Space is limited.

All forms of payment are accepted: cash, money order, credit, and check.
$300 will hold your place until November 15. You may pay increments as follows or pay in full.

Deposit (October 1)  $300.00**
November 15
$400.00
December 15 $400.00
January 10
$350.00
February 10
$400.00
March 15 $350.00 or Remaining Balance
April 1 Remaining Balance

**Payments are non-refundable unless trip fails to make.
 If trip fails to make, ALL money collected by CBU will be refunded.

Payments can be made by check or credit card to the Business Office. Checks should be made payable to CBU with a notation of the trip location. 

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Vatican Guards Religious Studies - Study Abroad

RELIGIOUS STUDIES TRIP
Arrive in Rome Monday, May 19, Depart Rome Tuesday, May 27


Join our walking classroom as we experience the sights and sounds of ancient, medieval, and modern Rome, the Eternal City.  Experience the darkness of the catacombs, see the wonders of St. Peter’s Basilica, and appreciate the masterpieces of the Vatican museums and the Sistine Chapel. Explore medieval streets and visit early Christian churches. Celebrate with Pope Francis, and reflect on the many martyrs, monks, pilgrims, and mystics who passed through Rome. Take your own pilgrimage on a day trip to the beautiful Umbrian towns of Assisi, home of Sts. Francis and Claire, and Foligno, home of Blessed Angela. Wrap up your week with optional visits to the Colosseum, the Spanish Steps, the Villa Borghese, or the Roman Forum, and enjoy the sights, sounds, and flavors of Rome. 


SIGHTS/VISITS 

  • Trastevere
  • Pantheon
  • Colosseum
  • Trevi Foutain
  • Piazza Navona
  • Papal audience
  • Catacombs
  • Vatican Museums
  • Sistine Chapel
  • San Luigi Church
  • Santa Maria Sopra Minerva
  • San Clemente
  • St. John Lateran's Archbasilica
  • Spanish Steps
  • The famous Via Veneto
  • Church of Saint Susanna
  • Day trip to Assisi and Foligno


COURSE INFORMATION 

RS 294: Special Topics: Honors Christian Spirituality

  • GER Pending
  • Open to non-honors students with permission of the Honors Program Director 

RS 324: Honors Christian Spirituality

  • GER Pending
  • Open to non-honors students with permission of the Honors Program Director 

What does it mean to be “spiritual”? To be “religious”? What does it mean to be a follower of Christ? How are Christian beliefs put into practice? How do practices, and places, shape beliefs? This course examines the historical development and contemporary expression of Christian spirituality through four different ways of life: martyrdom, monasticism, mysticism, and pilgrimage. To deepen our understanding of these forms of Christian spirituality, we will read primary texts from the history of Christianity: martyrologies, the Rule of St. Benedict, the Memorial of Angela of Foligno, the works of Sts. Francis and Clare, and descriptions of medieval pilgrimage. The course will culminate with a (required) visit to the sites of our study in Rome, Foligno, and Assisi.  

Requires permission of Honors Program director to enroll in honors sections.  

Questions about the courses offered should be directed to Dr. Holmes (Religious Studies).


COST

Total cost for Rome Trip RS class is $1,700.00 (not including airfare). Checks should be made Payable to CBU and paid directly to the Business Office with the trip destination clearly identified; credit cards are accepted as well. Trip applications should be completed and returned to BU 346 or 347 when first payment is made or before.

Included in cost:

  • 3 hours class credit for full time day students who register for the class as part of their regular load for spring 2014. Evening and/or part-time students will pay $200 per credit hour.
  • Overload students or students taking over 18 hours are offered a special tuition rate of 200 per credit hour over the 18 hours they have signed up for.
  • Day trip to Assisi and Foligno
  • Bus and metro fare as required for non-walking segments of sightseeing
  • Lodging at hotel  for eight nights in Rome
  • Breakfast daily
  • Sightseeing as indicated
  • Papal Audience with Pope Francis
  • Medical Insurance (an extra stipend will be charged for travelers over 24 years of age)
  • Welcome dinner and Farewell dinner

NOT included in cost:

  • Lunches daily
  • Some dinners
  • Spending money
  • Airline tickets

Trip cancellation insurance is recommended, but not required, in case of an emergency on your part as CBU cannot refund the money once it is committed to the trip vendors. There are many companies on the internet that provide this service or your personal insurance company may offer such coverage. While CBU has no connection with any such company, some previous students have used STA travel and were pleased with it.  

PAYMENT SCHEDULE

The payment schedule below is a recommendation, but amount can be paid in full or in higher increments at any time. Space is limited. 

All forms of payment are accepted: cash, money order, credit, and check.
$300 will hold your place until November 15. You may pay increments as follows or pay in full.

Deposit (Immediately)  $300.00**
November 15
$300.00
December 15 $200.00
January 10
$200.00
February 10
$300.00
March 15 $300.00 or Remaining Balance
April 1 Remaining Balance

**Payments are non-refundable unless trip fails to make.
 If trip fails to make, ALL money collected by CBU will be refunded.

Payments can be made by check or credit card to the Business Office. Checks should be made payable to CBU with a notation of the trip location. 

GENERAL INFORMATION (BOTH CLASSES)

GUESTS

Friends, family, alumni, or students who do not need class credit, may join us on a space available basis, but space is limited, so contact Dr. Forsdick in advance to reserve space or get on a waiting list. 

TO APPLY

Christian Brothers University
Office of International Initiatives - Campus Box 3 or
Buckman Hall, 3rd Floor, Rooms 346 & 347
650 East Parkway South
Memphis, TN 38104
studyabroad@cbu.edu

If you have any questions about the trip contact Dr. Emily Forsdick by telephone at (901) 321-3461 or Ms. Shelby Roberts at (901) 321-3264 or studyabroad@cbu.edu.

Additional details will be posted as they develop. 

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Mexico City - Palacio Bellas Artes
 

Mexico City - Summer 2014

Join our classroom in Mexico City, one of the most important financial centers in North America and learn a little Spanish, visit with business leaders and university faculty, and see the colorful sights!

SIGHTS/VISITS

  • Historic downtown Center: National Palace, Templo Mayor, Cathedral
  • Museum of Anthropology and Museum of National History (Chapultepec Castle)
  • Pyramids of Teotihuacan, Plaza of the Three Cultures, Basilica of Guadalupe
  • Museum Dolores Olmedo, Xochimilco and National Autonomous University of Mexico

COURSE INFORMATION

  • Participation in this trip will satisfy the trip requirement for the Global Studies minor. Please see your academic advisor for how these courses could fit into your plan of study.
  • Economics course 3 credit hours. Exact course is TBA. For more information, contact Prof. Pat Papachristou at ppapachr@cbu.edu or (901) 321-3301.

COST

Approximately $1075.00 (based on 10 students) plus airfare (currently, airfare is approximately $600). If fewer than 10 students travel, the expense will increase. Final cost will depend on final number traveling. All payments should be made to the CBU Business Office with identification of the trip destination.

Included in cost:

  • 3 hrs class credit for full time day students who register for a class as part of their regular load for Fall 2012. Evening and part-time students will pay an additional $200 per credit hour - tremendous discount - $600.00 for 3 credits! Academic sessions on site at LaSalle are included in the price as well.
  • Overload students or students taking over 18 hours are offered a special tuition rate of 200 per credit hour over the 18 hours they have signed up for.
  • Sightseeing and tours
  • Lodging will be provided in the form of a "Home Stay", shared accommodation with breakfast and dinner at the home of a Mexico City family.
  • Breakfast daily
  • Dinner daily
  • Airport transportation, roundtrip
  • 4 buffet lunches
  • Medical insurance: extra stipend may be charged according to age of the traveler.
  • Gratuities for bus drivers and guides

NOT included in cost:

  • Airfare, 3 lunches, any dinners eaten outside of the "Home Stay"
  • Sights not listed
  • Trip cancellation insurance
  • Spending money

We also recommend, but do not require, trip cancellation insurance in case of an emergency on your part, as CBU cannot refund money once it is committed to the trip vendors. There are many companies on the internet that provide this coverage, or your own insurance may offer it as well.

While CBU has no connection with any company, some of our students have used STA travel and were pleased with it.

PAYMENT SCHEDULE

$300.00* deposit due January 15, 2014 (Application must be turned in same day as deposit!)

All forms of payment are accepted: cash, money order, credit, and check.

*$300.00 deposit will be non-refundable unless the trip fails to make.
 If trip fails to make, ALL money collected with be refunded.

GUESTS

Others invited to join the trip on a space available basis are alumni, family & friends, and CBU students who do not need the course, but who want to travel with classmates. Please ask family and friends to notify us early as spaces are limited.

If you have any questions about this trip, contact Professor Pat Papachristou at ppapachra@cbu.edu, or (901) 321-3301

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Generalife Gardens

Renewable Energy and Other Adventures in Southern Spain - Spring Break 2015

The popular image of Spain as a land of bullfights, scintillating flamenco dancers, sherry, and ruined castles derives from Andalucía, the southernmost territory and the most quintessentially Spanish part of the Iberian Peninsula. Above all, it’s the great Moorish Monuments, many of which are UNESCO World Heritage sights that compete for your attention here. The Moors developed the most sophisticated civilization of the Middle Ages, centered on the three major cities of Córdoba, Seville, and Granada. The cafes and tapas bars will delight your palate; street markets will beckon you, and the awesome Flamenco dancers will capture your fancy. Drink in the ambience of the Morocco mystique as we stroll avenues frequented by famous local painters Velasquez, Murillo, and Zurbaran and bask in their legacies. Explore the topic of renewable energy and sustainability as we visit the Abengoa solar plant and wind turbine facility. 

Each unique sight preserves extraordinarily brilliant and beautiful monuments to science, sustainability and architecture. The most perfect monument is Granada’s Alhambra Palace, arguably the most sensual building in all of Europe. Seville, not to be outdone, has a fabulously ornamented Alcázar and the grandest of all Gothic cathedrals. Today, Andalucía’s capital and seat of the region’s autonomous parliament is a vibrant contemporary metropolis that’s impossible to resist. Córdoba’s exquisite Mezquita, the most magnificent mosque constructed by the Moors, is a landmark building in world architecture and not to be missed.

SIGHTS/VISITS 

  • Abengoa Solar Plant
  • Vejer de la Fontera wind turbine facility
  • Mosque- Cathedral
  • Synagogue
  • Jewish Quarter 
  • Alhambra Palace
  • Generalife Gardens
  • Cathedrals of Granada and Seville
  • Metropol\Parisol\Antiquatium
  • Coast of Malaga
  • Flamenco show
  • Much More 

COURSE INFORMATION 

ME 496 Special Topics: Renewable Energy
Dr. Jose Davila, 3 credit hours: Open to all students, no prerequisites. Enhance your resume with a Sustainable Energy/Engineering Course.

ME 496: Renewable Energy 

This course examines the history and current state of the art of renewable energy utilization around the world. The discussions will center on the role that renewable energy sources play in balancing societal energy needs and demands with environmental limits and concerns. The lectures are organized by source: solar-thermal, solar-electric, wind, ocean-thermal, ocean-mechanical, and geothermal. For each, the course discusses the interplay between environmental and economic considerations in comparison with carbon-based fuels.  Students must travel with the class to southern Spain to visit solar and wind power sites. Open to all students, no prerequisites. Enhance your resume with a Sustainable Energy/Engineering Course.

The trip will include hotel stays in Seville, Córdoba and Granada AND FANTASTIC SIGHTSEEING. It will also include visits to educational sites such as these: 

Solar thermal near Seville: http://www.abengoasolar.com/web/en/nuestras_plantas/plantas_en_operacion/espana/index.html 

Wind in Andalusia: http://www.aeeolica.org/en/map/andalucia/

COST 

$1,680 + airfare. (Airfare will be listed when the airlines release group rates for March 2015;estimated cost $1400. Space is limited. Advertised trip cost is based on 10 students.) Please make your deposit early to ensure you get a seat on this wonderful adventure!

Checks should be made payable to CBU and paid directly to the Business Office with the trip destination SPAIN 2015 clearly identified; credit cards are accepted as well. Trip applications should be completed and returned to BU 346 or 347 when $200 deposit is made. Trips can be paid in larger increments or in full at any time in keeping with payment schedule.

Included in cost: 

  • 3 hours class credit for CBU full time day students who register for the class as part of their regular load for fall semester 2013. (Evening, part- time, and overload students will pay $ 200 per credit hour.)
  • Round trip airfare
  • Transportation between airport and hotel round trip
  • Entrance fees and guides at sights
  • Day trip to Cordoba and Granada, overnight in Granada
  • Local transportation as required for non- walking sightseeing
  • Lodging in 4 star hotels
  • Breakfast daily      
  • Welcome lunch and farewell dinner
  • Sightseeing as indicated    
  • Tips for group activities
  • Medical Insurance*
  • Flamenco show
  • And much more! 

NOT included in cost:

  • 5 lunches and 5 dinners
  • Optional sightseeing
  • Spending money  

*Medical insurance is included. Trip cancellation insurance is highly recommended, but not required, because in case of an emergency on your part, CBU cannot refund the money once it is committed to the trip vendors. There are many companies on the internet that provide this service, or your personal or family insurance carrier may offer such coverage. While CBU has no connection with any such company, some previous students have used STA travel (www.statravel.com) and were pleased with it.

PAYMENT SCHEDULE 

Payment Date  Amount to be Paid
Deposit  $200.00
April 1
$300.00
May 1 $350.00
August 4
$350.00
September 15
$350.00
October 1 $400.00
November 3 $400.00
December 1 $350.00
January 14 $350.00 or remaining balance

** Any Additional fees for fuel or taxes will be added to the cost of the trip. ALL money will be refunded if CBU cancels trip!

GUESTS

Friends, family, alumni, or students who do not need class credit, may join us on a space available basis, but airline seats are limited, so contact Dr. Forsdick in advance to reserve space or get on a waiting list.

TO APPLY 

Please complete the Travel/ Study Trip application form, and pay $200.00 to reserve your seat. Enrollment is limited.

Return form to: 

Christian Brothers University                                                                                                                                             Office of International Initiatives- Campus Box 3 
Buckman Hall 3rd Floor, Rooms 346 or 347
650 East Parkway South 
Memphis, TN 38104
studyabroad@cbu.edu 

If you have any questions about the trip contact:

  • Dr. Emily Forsdick at (901) 321-3461
  • Mrs. Shelby Roberts at (901) 321-3264 or studyabroad@cbu.edu          
  • Dr. Jose Davila (Engineering) for info about course jdavila@cbu.edu

*In the event the trip does not make ALL money paid will be refunded.
** Additional details will be posted as they develop. 

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