The Honors Advantage

Are you ready for a challenge?

As a member of our selective Ithaca College honors program, you’ll feed your curiosity and expand your perspectives in an intellectual community of students from every school at IC. You’ll have access to unique coursework, travel opportunities, and learning experiences with faculty and peers who never stop asking questions. After exploring these pages check out the IC Honors Blog for the day-to-day buzz of the program.

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Cultural AdventuresCultural Adventures
Expand your world! Learn about other cultures through trips to arts festivals, musical events, and enlightening seminars.

The Honors Program provides students with ample opportunity to engage in cultural activities. In fact, it even offers a course entitled Cultural Encounters with Ithaca College. Many honors seminars include a cultural component such as a play, musical event, or trip. The program also sponsors at least one major cultural trip each semester:

The Shaw Festival

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada

Typically, the Honors Program arranges a bus trip to see a performance on a Saturday during the fall semester. The trip includes a learning experience related to the performance. For example, students learned stage fighting one year; another year, students learned a song and dance from the play they attended. Learn more about the Shaw Festival.

New York City

Every spring semester, the Honors Program arranges a bus trip to New York City that includes a museum visit as well as attendance at a play. The student advisory board chooses from the many opportunities that are available in New York City.