Ready for Excursions!
Students have three days to travel every weekend, plus two ten-day trips.
Get out there and see the world. Experience an integration of the intellectual, cultural, and spiritual life by walking where the leading lights of Christendom and Western Civilization walked.
Three types of excursions
These trips are official University events that usually require significant planning and preparation on the part of University staff, and generally take place each semester. These trips are advertised and promoted by the University through various channels, and are usually placed on the official semester calendar. University staff or representatives accompany these trips. Unless otherwise noted, these trips are partially or fully subsidized financially by the University. These trips involve transportation, lodging, meals, and/or other services that are arranged or coordinated by University staff. All University-sponsored excursions traveling outside of Austria are considered “major” with respect to this policy.
- Poland (Note: Student Subsidized)
These trips are official University excursions that generally require less advanced planning and preparation than major trips. University staff or representatives accompany these trips. The University will provide transportation, lodging, meals, and/or other services that are arranged or coordinated by University staff. Students can decide to go on these trips when they are in Gaming, but are not required to go. These excursions are student subsidized and are subject to change based on interest.
- Ski Trips
These trips are not promoted by the University. The director of the Austrian Program may restrict or prohibit advertisement of non-University sponsored excursions on the Austrian campus. The University does not recommend or endorse excursions to non-European countries, to countries or locations for which the U.S. State Department has issued a travel warning, or to pilgrimage sites that have not been officially sanctioned by the Catholic Church. These trips are not subsidized financially by the University. University staff or representatives generally do not, but occasionally may, accompany these trips or make arrangements for transportation, lodging, meals, and/or other services. These trips are not approved by any University official, and University staff are not acting as agents of the University on these trips. Examples of non-University sponsored excursions include most student-organized trips and informal, family/private trips involving staff/faculty accompanied by one or more students.