How Honors College Students Can Travel the World This Summer

By Kaylor Jones

Cinque Terre village

Students in Grand Canyon University’s Honors College are afforded some once-in-a-lifetime opportunities during their time at school, and some of these opportunities include multiple international trips throughout the summer. Here are some stand-outs in the 2020 excursion line-up.

Madrid to Rome

Ever wanted to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa? How about the Sistine Chapel? On this 14-day, 13-night trip from Madrid to Rome departing May 1, 2020, students will spend some time lounging by the Mediterranean on the French Riviera, explore the Cinque Terre villages on the Italian Riviera coastline and visit the two smallest countries in the world: glamorous Monaco and the picturesque Vatican. 

Bangkok to Singapore

This 15-day and 14-night trip will take travelers through some of the highlights of Southeast Asia, from Khao Sok National Park, the largest area of virgin forest in southern Thailand, to the postcard-perfect archipelago of Langkawi, where stunning blue-green waters and pale sand stretch as far as the eye can see. The excursion, which departs April 26, 2020, also includes a special stay in a tree house and floating cabin, a canoe experience, an overnight train ride and a cruise on Cheow Larn Lake. 


Departing May 18, 2020, this 13-day, 12-night vocational mission trip to the lush isthmus of Masaya, Nicaragua allows students the unique chance to serve others while working in their chosen fields. Opportunities are available in healthcare, social work, physical therapy, education, construction, agriculture and more. 

To learn more about any of these international excursions or to secure your seat, email The deadline to apply for each excursion is November 1, 2019.

GCU’s Honors College offers students a wide range of amazing opportunities, from trips around the globe to internship resources and more. Join our community of like-minded and supportive students today and get started on your journey to find your purpose!

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