Liberty, Enlightenment, and The Revolutionary Wars - This program is now full! Please check out our other programs for more opportunities to study abroad


Liberty was so highly regarded in England that The Cult of Liberty was born there in the 1700s.  Yet it was France and America that staged revolutions in the name of Liberty, while England remained steadfast in support of its monarchy.  Weird, right?  This course explores how explosive ideas born in the 18th century (what we call The Enlightenment) led to political revolutions on both sides of the Atlantic.  It also explores the ways revolution was avoided in England itself.  We’ll begin in Bath, England, famously frozen in time in the ostentatious Georgian era.  We’ll then travel to the haunting sites where revolutionary ideas were first written in northern France, and the dramatic sites where the ideas became war in Paris, Boston, Lexington, and Concord.



Participants must:

-Be 18 years of age or older.

-Be a high school graduate or above.

-Read, speak, and understand English.

-Provide documentation of sufficiently good enough health to travel and participate in a two-week study program.



England, France, and Massachusetts, U.S.A. 

Great Wall of China

May 17-30, 2018 with monthly pre-trip classes and assignments beginning January 2018.


Dr. Katie Nelson and Marc Nelson




$4,270.00 (International Airfare Included)

  • Suggested Payment Schedule:
  • Deposit: $500
  • Jan. 16, 2018: $900
  • Feb. 16, 2018: $900
  • March 23, 2018: $900
  • April 20, 2018: $900
  • May 3, 2018: $170
  • Must be paid in full by May 16, 2018

Deposit: $500 dollars will need to be paid when you hand in your application.

All payments must be made through the Hurst Center, NOT at the main cashier's office.  Payment can be made in person, or over the phone at (801) 626-6600.  The Hurst Center is located on the south side of campus next to the Alumni Center.

Includes:  International airfare, room and board, domestic transportation, and some meals.
Not included:  passport, incidentals, excess baggage costs, any unscheduled travel, and all meals.



Ancient Garden
Please attend the pre-departure meetings!!

December: Opening meeting

January: Intro to The Enlightenment

February: Intellectual Freedom

March: The French Revolution

April: The American Revolution

May 17: Departure

May 18 - 20: Bath, England

May 21: Portsmouth

May 22: Rousseau House and Paris

May 23: Paris

May 24: Versailles and Chateau du Cirey

May 25: Maison des Lumières

May 26: Fly to Massachusetts

May 27: Concord

May 28: Boston

May 29: Quincy (John Adams Estate)

May 30: Lexington and Return Home

June 30: Handbooks and final papers due



Students who participate in this study abroad program may be able to register for up to six (6) semester credits through Weber State University in HIST 4720 (3), PHIL 2920 (3), HNRS 2120B (3), HNRS 2010B (3).


  • If program is cancelled all participants will be refunded 100% of fees paid (WSU cannot reimburse personal funds spent outside beyond the program fee).  Withdrawal from the program may result in penalty fees, to be determined by the Study Abroad Director according to the refund policy described in the application.  All costs are non-refundable in their entirety 30 days prior to departure, without exception. Dates and prices may change. It is the student's responsibility to be aware of any such changes by staying in contact with the program director.

Any questions feel free to contact the Study Abroad Office at (801) 626-8155  or by calling the Continuing Education Office at (801) 626-6600.