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Honors Travel Abroad

Honors Program students are given the incredible opportunity to do their thesis research abroad. The students who are considered in good standing are entitled to $1,500 toward a study abroad trip after completing four semesters at SVSU. Some students use the credits to explore, fulfill graduation requirements and research their Honors Program thesis.

Thesis Research Trip Examples

Thesis research trips have included a student traveling to study the effects of eco-tourism in the preservation of the habitat of the great white shark. Another trip was used by students to travel to Kenya to research and develop a nutrition plan, its implementation and instruction for Kenyan orphans whose parents were lost to the effects of the AIDS virus. These students were also able to provide instructional courses for community members who distribute food to the children.

2018 - 2019 Study Abroad Trips

Students have taken trips across Argentina, Ireland, Greece, Spain, Nepal, India and China. Specific locations include:

  • Costa Rica
  • Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Cayman, Islands
  • Florence, Italy


Dr. Elizabeth Rich, Honors Program Chair
Science East 164
(989) 964-4317

Programs of Distinction
Wickes Hall 230H
(989) 964-7320

Cathy Davis, Administrative Secretary
Science East 260
(989) 964-4110