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Travel Study

Our nationally recognized Travel Study programs transport students to fascinating and exciting locales worldwide where they learn, study abroad, serve, explore, earn college credits towards graduation and have experiences that enrich a lifetime.

Here’s a list of Travel Study excursions scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year

National Gallery

Southern Virginia art students regularly visit the National Gallery of Art and study masterpieces that span the ages.

“The National Gallery of Art, one of the world’s preeminent museums, preserves, collects, exhibits, and fosters the understanding of works of art at the highest possible museum and scholarly standards. The Gallery’s collection includes some 141,000 paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, sculpture, decorative arts, and new media tracing the development of Western art from the Middle Ages to the present.” —


Travel to a little-known corner of Europe full of art and history. Visit sumptuous Baroque palaces glistening with silver and gold. Walk the battlements where the ghost of Hamlet’s father appeared. Explore a Viking fort in the heart of the Danish countryside. Experience the wonders of Copenhagen.


Stand beneath the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel and marvel at Michelangelo’s miraculous fresco. View the panorama of Florence from the top of Brunelleschi’s famous dome. Experience some of the world’s greatest achievements in art, architecture, and music in Rome, Venice, Florence, and Milan.