Academic Travel Abroad

Academic Travel Abroad culminates in an 11- or 12-day immersive experience that offers a student-centered, firsthand look at the history, arts and cultural identity of the country or countries on the itinerary. This adventure includes both an academic course and experiential travel, allowing students, faculty/staff, alumni, and travel companions the opportunity to trace the history of healing arts while also gaining insight into diverse worldviews and perspectives. The itinerary includes a variety of historical, cultural, social and medical excursions, and provides ample free days for self-directed learning and exploration. Many of our ATA travelers return for subsequent trips because of these unique and memorable experiences. Since the program’s inception in 1999, destinations have included Austria, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Scotland, Spain and Switzerland.

Current offerings include a collaborative December trip that is available to students at Clarkson College, Nebraska Methodist College and Bryan College of Health Sciences, as well as a May trip specific to the Clarkson College community. Students have the opportunity to earn course credit which helps them fulfill graduation requirements in their program of study.

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Support student participation in the Academic Travel Abroad program with an optional donation to the ATA Brennan Scholarship fund.

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Upcoming ATA Trip: Greece

Dates: December 10–20, 2023

Itinerary Highlights

Your 11-day academic travel includes:

  • Round-trip air and land transportation.
  • Three- and four-star, double-occupancy hotel accommodations.
  • Exclusive deluxe motor coach, tour manager, faculty escorts and local guides.
  • Full breakfasts daily and special dinners.
  • Admission and passes to all activities on the itinerary.
  • Full insurance protection.
  • Tour historic Athens, with an up-close visit to the Parthenon and Acropolis.
  • Dine on Greek cuisine overlooking the Parthenon.
  • Discover the secrets of the Ancient Agora of Athens.
  • Explore the site where the Olympic Games originated.
  • Encounter the Archaeological Site and the Museum of Delphi, the most famous oracle of the ancient world.
  • Explore Crete, one of Greece's many islands.
  • Learn about Greek culture, taste the local food and wine, and enjoy free time to explore on your own.
  • Glimpse how medicine was practiced in ancient times as well as in Greece today.

Download the trip itinerary
Contact Rachel Pfeifer at for more information.

Upcoming ATA Trip: Croatia and Northern Italy - Spring 2024

Cost of trip includes roundtrip air and land transportation, 3- and 4-star double occupancy hotel rooms, full medical and travel insurance, local guides, private tour director, private driver and deluxe coach, admission to all activities on the itinerary, breakfast daily, and selected dinners.


Rachel Pfeifer
Academic Travel & Mission Administrator
PH 402.552.3104   TF 800.647.5500