The Sunshine State: Beyond the Oranges
Learn about the history and heritage of the state of Florida as you study its architecture, artists and natural resources in the classroom and on fascinating field trips.
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Program No. 23304RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

“The Sunshine State” is more than just oranges, beaches and theme parks. Find out about the rich history, architecture and natural resources of this beautiful and diverse state. Journey through the Sunshine State’s history from the state’s beginnings, discussing the influence that American presidents, Catholic settlers, the military and more have had on its development. Explore the artwork of artists who lived and worked in Florida, from Thomas Moran to Louis Mignot. See how the stunning landscapes of Florida inspired their work and step out from the San Pedro campus to explore these landscapes for yourself.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Join a local expert for an on-site lecture about the Carpenter Gothic Churches of Florida.
  • Enjoy an study cruise on the St. John’s River to learn about local wildlife and ecology, and take a field trip to De Leon Springs to find out about this state park.
  • Take in daily lectures on a variety of Florida-friendly topics, from Florida’s native orchids and natural springs, to its local artists.
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