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Star treks.

There’s a whole planet to explore. Travel courses at Oxford combine academics with experience. Travel to learn and contribute to various communities at locations in Georgia, the US and around the world.

These courses not only provide you a rigorous academic experience but expose you to unique opportunities for personal development. From learning how to analytically assess real-life situations to honing the social skills to be an effective leader, our travel courses will push you to grow.

Oxford students can choose from more than 130 study abroad programs through Emory's Office of International and Summer Programs as well as academic courses that contain travel components.

In addition to travel for courses, Oxford offers noncredit programs such as Global Connections and Journeys.

In Global Connections, students explore and connect their spiritual, religious and personal convictions by examining issues of justice including peace, poverty, human rights, and the environment.

Journeys allows students travel to communities in the US and abroad that have a history of conflict, violence, or exploitation.

Travel as course work

Oxford has more than a dozen courses that have a travel component, some as close as downtown Atlanta and others as far as South America. Two popular courses include:

Desert Geology

Students learn about the general climatology, geology, and landforms present in deserts by taking a 12-day field trip to the Chihuahua Desert in Texas's Big Bend National Park.

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Social Change in Developing Societies

Students take a trip to Ecuador, where they study issues of globalization, modernization, and non-Western health care.

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