Study Away Trips

Fall Semester

Cobras in the Capital

All first-year day students will travel together to Washington, D.C. for a study away trip. During this unique academic experience, students will visit historic sites throughout the nation’s capital with guidance from Coker faculty and staff. This valuable travel opportunity is made available through your Coker Advantage package, and is required for all first-year students.

Early April


Students apply for spots on this trip (capped around 12) by submitting a proposal for a project they would like to complete, usually within their fields of study. Primitive camp sites will be reserved at a state park or similar (past trips have gone to Bear Island, NC and Congaree National Park, SC); travel is by Coker bus. No camping experience needed, equipment available to loan out, positive attitude a must.


Courses: ART199 or IS199

Spring Break 2020

New York City

One-week research and study in New York museums, design studios and galleries will provide an intensive look into art historical styles, current trends in design and contemporary art. The art faculty believes that viewing and discussing works of art and design first hand is an essential part of an art education. Students will keep a reflective journal of their experiences that will include daily entries. Each participant will turn in a 10-page paper examining in detail, selected works they have seen.


Courses: ART 387 – Art in New York. Open to all students.


Three Saturdays in SC Parks

Students sign up for three Saturday trips to South Carolina parks: Andrew Jackson State Park, Cheraw State Park, and Congaree National Park. Students complete reading and research assignments and a project, related to their respective majors. Travel is by Coker bus; students bring their own lunch and snacks for the day. Students are expected to actively engage with anything on offer in the respective locations: nature, museums, information materials, outdoor recreational opportunities, etc. All three trips have to be completed in order to earn credit/fulfill the study away requirement.

Courses: IS 299

More information:

Washington, D.C.

  1. When

    Beginning of Fall Semester

  2. Price

    Included in Coker Advantage Fee. Only available to first-year students.

  1. When

    April 3-5, 2020

  2. Courses

    ART199 or IS199, depending on student proposal; 1 sh

  3. Price

    $50-$100 depending on travel distance and camp site fee.

  1. When

    March 1-7, 2020

  2. Courses

    Art 387 – Art in New York. Open to all students, counts towards the art major.

  3. Price

    Fee of $1400.

    Covers airfare, hotel, travel to and from airport Subway pass, museum admissions, off Broadway play, movie, dinners, and some lunches.

    Does not cover: Breakfasts, some lunches.

  1. When


  2. Courses

    IS299; 1 semester hour

  3. Price

    Around $100 (covers bus travel and entry fees).