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  • Locations: Washington, District of Columbia, United States;
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Restrictions: Otis applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Faculty Led
Program Description:


Washington, D.C.

This course provides a means to see the African American experience in the United States through a different lens and provides a critical and contextualized chronological survey of African American history and culture. We will examine how the community responded to and was affected by the political, cultural, and social changes. Students will spend several days exploring the new National Museum of African American History and Culture and other points of interest in the National Mall in Washington D.C. The exhibitions move from "Slavery and Freedom" to "A Changing America." Students will learn about the development of the culture by use of readings, visual artifacts, documents, media and personal accounts from early culture to the 21st century.

March 16, 2018: Depart from Los Angeles
Mach 22, 2018: Return to Los Angeles

NOTE: Several course meetings will be held prior to departure throughout the Spring Semester. These meetings will cover a range of topics from travel preparation to the academic components of this course.
Please contact the faculty leader, Marsha Hopkins (, for specific details about this travel study course.
With general questions regarding topics like the application process, cost, flight information, etc. please contact

$2,830.00 (based on 12 paying participants, price subject to change based on number of participants)

Round Trip Airfare
Transportation from the airport to your hotel
Transportation from the hotel to the airport
14 day unlimited use Metrocard
Two Group Dinners
Excursions and activities
Experiential learning activities
Site entrance fees

Personal expenses
Personal meals
Transportation to and from LAX


Emergency Protocols (Travel Emergency Action Plan)

How to Apply to a Travel Study Course

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 12/15/2017 12/15/2017 03/16/2018 03/22/2018