House of Dawn: Grand Canyon/Navajo Nation
Mar
3
to Mar 10

House of Dawn: Grand Canyon/Navajo Nation

  • Grand Canyon National Park (map)
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Ideal for a person's first Xavier Expedition. On this First-year Seminar expedition, we visit Pueblo dwellings, ritual sites and petroglyphs of an ancient people. We hike into the Grand Canyon and through high desert plateaus, ponderosa steppes and mystical canyonlands of the Navajo Nation. We then conclude with campfire storytelling under the starry skies and a Navajo-led sweat lodge ceremony.

$2,050 Program Fee includes tuition and all-inclusive travel (airfare, lodging, ground transportation, Navajo guide fees, meals, Tribal/National Park fees, etc.). 3 CORE Credits: First-year Seminar, CORE 100. Limit 14 Students. $600 deposit secures spot.

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Story of Earth, Story of Us: Namibia, Africa
May
12
to May 26

Story of Earth, Story of Us: Namibia, Africa

In partnership with Xavier's Study Abroad, this expedition takes us to the edge of Namibia's Kalahari. We live for eight days on a safari ranch. We visit 1,000 year old human footprints via ATV and hike to the top of a massive sand dune. We walk with a bushmen to learn about medicinal plants and animal-tracking. We learn from Namibians by working alongside them in gardens and with cattle. We safari to see giraffes and elephants, and observe lions feeding.

$3,550 All-inclusive Travel (i.e., airfare, lodging, ground transportation, safaris, lion-feeding, Khoisan/San guide fees, wildlife preserve fees, meals, beverages, travel insur., etc.) + ~$2,778 Tuition for 6 Credit hours. 6 CORE Credits: THEO 332 or THEO 388 and Gen Humanities or Free Elective. Limit 14 Students. $1,000 deposit secures spot

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Our Sacred Earth: Yellowstone I
Jun
4
to Jun 13

Our Sacred Earth: Yellowstone I

  • Grand Teton National Park (map)
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SEE STUDENT VIDEO!! Our most popular expedition, we explore wildness firsthand by venturing into majestic mountains to discover how Earth influences our intellectual perceptions and our sense of the divine. We drink from ice cold streams, swim in glacial lakes, summit a mountain, go bear-tracking off trail, venture on wolf howls, hold storytelling by campfires under an awe-inspiring Wyoming night sky, and conclude with a river adventure. 

$2,050 All-Inclusive Travel (i.e., airfare, lodging, ground transportation, group gear, course materials, wilderness/national park fees, meals, beverages, whitewater rafting, etc.) + ~$2,778 Tuition for 6 Credit Hrs. 6 CORE Credits: THEO 388 and PHIL 200. Limit 14 Students$600 deposit secures spot. 

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Wilderness, Imagination, Place: Yellowstone
Jun
13
to Jun 22

Wilderness, Imagination, Place: Yellowstone

SEE STUDENT VIDEO!! Another popular expedition with different CORE credit options. On this trip we venture into majestic wilderness. We drink from ice cold streams, swim in glacial lakes, summit a mountain, go bear-tracking off trail, venture on wolf howls, hold storytelling by campfires under an awe-inspiring Wyoming night sky, and conclude with a river adventure. 

$2,050 All-Inclusive Travel (i.e., airfare, lodging, ground transportation, group gear, course materials, wilderness/national park fees, meals, beverages, whitewater rafting, etc.) + ~$2,778 Tuition for 6 Credit Hours. 6 CORE Credits: ENGL 205 and PHIL 200. Limit 14 Students$600 deposit secures spot. 

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Our Sacred Earth: Yellowstone II
Jun
23
to Jul 2

Our Sacred Earth: Yellowstone II

  • Grand Teton National Park' (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

SEE STUDENT VIDEO!! Our most popular expedition, we explore wildness firsthand by venturing into majestic mountains to discover how Earth influences our intellectual perceptions and our sense of the divine. We drink from ice cold streams, swim in glacial lakes, summit a mountain, go bear-tracking off trail, venture on wolf howls, hold storytelling by campfires under an awe-inspiring Wyoming night sky, and conclude with a river adventure. 

$2,050 All-inclusive Travel (i.e., airfare, lodging, ground transportation, group gear, course materials, wilderness/national park fees, meals, beverages, whitewater rafting, etc.) + ~$2,788 Tuition for 6 Credit Hours. 6 CORE Credits: THEO 388 and PHIL 200. Limit 14 Students$600 deposit secures spot. 

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Alaska's Lessons for an Ecozoic Era: Wrangell-St. Elias Preserve
Jul
20
to Jul 30

Alaska's Lessons for an Ecozoic Era: Wrangell-St. Elias Preserve

  • Wrangell-St. Elias National Park (map)
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SEE STUDENT VIDEO!! Wildness unmatched. This expedition takes us by bush pilot to one of the most remote places on Earth. We spend days in wilderness to reflect upon Earth as our primary reality, as the very community that shaped our intellectual perceptions and religious imagination. We live alongside and drink from glacial streams and we share the landscape with grizzlies, moose, caribou and golden eagles. 

$2,740 All-inclusive Travel (i.e., commercial airfare, bushpilot shuttle, lodging, ground transportation, group gear, wilderness access fees, meals, beverages, etc.) + ~$2,788 Tuition for 6 Credit Hours. 6 CORE Credits: THEO 332 and PHIL 200. Limit 16 Students$800 deposit secures spot. 

 

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Journey to the Midnight Sun: Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Aug
1
to Aug 11

Journey to the Midnight Sun: Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

SEE STUDENT VIDEO!! 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle--this is where our bush pilot will drop us off. We spend days in a treeless wilderness to reflect upon Earth as our primary reality. We live alongside and drink from glacial streams. We sometimes eat the fish we catch and the berries we pick, and we share the landscape with bears, dahl sheep, caribou, ptarmigan, and golden eagles. 

$2,790 All-inclusive Travel (i.e., commercial airfare, bushpilot shuttle, lodging, ground transportation, group gear, wilderness access fees, meals, beverages, etc.) + ~$2,788 Tuition for 6 Credit Hours6 CORE Credits: THEO 332 and ENGL 205. Limit 16 Students$800 deposit secures spot. 

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