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International and domestic students can enter a lottery every autumn and spring semester to participate in a free break trip. Past cities have included Chicago, Memphis, Nashville, Washington D.C., Louisville and Philadelphia. 

There are usually 40 spots available, 20 for international students and 20 for domestic students. Transportation, lodging, all breakfasts, some group meals and all activity admissions are provided at no cost. During the trips, Global Engagement coordinators lead students on tours and discussions pertinent to American culture and history.

Throughout the year, students can also sign up for free day-long excursions to various cities closer to Columbus and local events.

2022 Fall Break Trip

International and domestic students are invited to apply for the 2022 Fall Break trip to Memphis, Tennessee. This four-day experience offers participants an exploration of sites with particular cultural and historical significance to the Civil Rights Movement.

Students will also visit Louisville, Kentucky, and Nashville, Tennessee, with organized visits, including the Muhammad Ali Museum, National Civil Rights Museum and Kentucky State University, a Historically Black College or University (HBCU).

To help students apply for the trip, the Office of International Affairs prepared an instructional videoplease watch this before you begin your application.

Applications are now open. The deadline to apply is Thursday, September 15.