SSU is all about travel and connecting with the world around us. We offer short term trips most years: in 2012 it was a Celtic tour of Scotland and a trip to the Bible Lands, in 2011 a trip to Kenya. You never know where you'll end up next at SSU!
Resident Celtic Saint Gregg Finley and his wife Lynda left for Scotland in April 2012 with a band of students and friends who were eager to learn about Celtic history and spirituality. The group spent 10 days in places like the Isle of Iona, the Isle of Skye, the Battle of Culloden site, Glasgow and Edinburgh.
Check out this photo blog  by one of the student's who participated in the trip.
Middle East 2012
In March of 2012, a group of SSU students and friends toured the lands of the Bible. Beginning in Cairo, they followed the Exodus route to Israel, stopping to visit the pyramids and the mountain fortress of Petra en route! Qualified guides travel with them at all times and lectures were heard from both students and faculty. This was the third time that Peter and Mary Ellen Fitch had been to Israel but their first time experiencing Egypt and Jordan. They have also led 4 SSU trips to Greece and Turkey in the past.
Check out these photos from the trip .
Lois Mitchell (adjunct faculty), and her husband Dale, took 7 SSU students on a 10 day trip to Kenya in 2011. The students participated in the first course of its kind in SSU’s International Studies program. The trip allowed students the opportunity to have a firsthand look into a partnership that aspires to give development assistance while avoiding more paternalistic models and practices of development. While on the ground, students interacted with such initiatives as water projects, micro credit programs, a community working with people who have AIDS, and a school for physically disabled children.