Our seminars abroad focus on experiential learning by participating in a new culture. Along with the reading of texts, students examine the art and artifacts of local museums, attend concerts, study architecture—that is, they immerse themselves in a different place. One option for these seminars will be Florence, Italy with excursions to Rome and Venice.
Check out this recap from summer 2014: Honors Students Discover Beauty in Florence
Honors Scholarships help to underwrite this opportunity. Students receive free tuition for the seminar. In addition, PUC contributes $1000 towards room & board expenses.
The Honors project allows students to showcase the expertise they have developed. Students define their project by the end of the junior year and complete it their senior year. For some, the project highlights their creative talents. These have included short stories, documentary films, museum exhibits and musical compositions. Other students have highlighted their scholarly talents through investigative research. Topics have included sexism in the corporate workplace, fat algae as a potential biofuel, the history of women in SDA ministry.
The Honors Project, then, is an opportunity to explore an area of personal interest with the mentorship of an advisor.
Recent projects include:
Students receive Honors scholarship in two ways. PUC significantly helps underwrite the expenses for studying abroad through the summer seminar. Secondly, students who successfully complete their honors project receive a $1000 scholarship credited to their last quarter’s tuition.
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