Travel Seminars with Faculty

Led by a Cal Lutheran faculty member, Travel Seminars take Cal Lutheran undergraduate students around the world to locations such as Britain, Costa Rica, Cuba, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, and Turkey.

Students enroll in a focused course on campus during the semester prior to departure. Upon completion of the semester, students are taken into the field for a two- to three-week period to put their classroom studies into context.

Disciplines include Art, Communication, English, Political Science, Religion, Sociology, and more. Core-21, major, or minor requirements may be fulfilled.

Information on upcoming travel seminars will be posted once it becomes available.

Upcoming Seminars

Spring 2020: Celtic Spirituality in Ireland
Led by Dr. Peter Carlson

St. Patrick's Church
Course Section Number: RLTH-485-01 


This course investigates medieval Celtic Christianity. Any time a religious tradition is introduced into a culture, both the tradition and the culture are changed; this is what happened when Christianity encountered the Celtic cultures of the lands off the northwest edge of what we now call Western Europe. Some of the changes would have a profound influence on Christianity far beyond the time and space in which they arose, and that influence has experienced a renewed popularity for many Christians today. Our overarching goal in this class is to discover possible answers to the question: "Is there something that we can call 'Celtic Christianity'?" If the answer to that question is "yes," we will follow it up with a second: "What does Celtic Christianity look like, and how can we identify it?"  

These answers come to life during a two week experiential trip through Ireland May 18 - 31, 2020.
Program Brochure



Magical Britain
Magical Britain

Previous Travel Seminars include:

  • Magical Britain
  • Japan: Exploring Japanese Society and Culture
  • Turkey: The History of Christianity and Islam
  • Imagining Venice: The Semiotics of La Serenissima
  • International Business Seminars (IBS) *offered summer and winter

See more past seminars