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Wesleyan Journey

Service Experiences

Due to the protocols and concerns surrounding COVID-19, details on future Wesleyan Journey programs will be announced during the fall semester.

2019-20 Journeys

Learn, lead and serve through the Wesleyan Journey. These courses are intentional and meaningful service experiences that connect KWU students with new cultures and make a positive impact in the lives of others.

You are eligible for a Wesleyan Journey if you have met the following criteria: 

  • You are a current, full-time, on-ground KWU student
  • You have achieved a 2.0 GPA or above
  • You are a current full-time, on-ground student who has attended KWU for four semesters within six years prior to the course in which you wish to enroll (or you are in your fourth semester as a transfer and are graduating)
  • You are in good financial standing with KWU
  • You must submit a $250 (Refundable) deposit, in order to secure your spot.

Spring Break

Montgomery, Ala. & Washington, D.C.: "Extralegal Violence: The Lynching of Dana Adams," led by Dr. Lonnie Booker and Prof. John Burchill. 

May 2020

Spain: "Camino De Santiago: A Pilgrimage," led by Prof. Neil Ward and Prof. Bryan Minnich. 

New York City: "Experiential Service Learning - Business of Showbiz: Behind the Scenes," led by Dr. Trish Petak and Prof. Karen Brassea.

Washington, D.C.: "Prejudice vs. Tolerance: Learning and Applying the Lessons of the Holocaust," led by Dr. Mike Russell.

Greece: "Greece 2020: A Journey to Wisdom," led by Dr. Phil Meckley and Dr. Meredith Drees.


How do I register for an upcoming Wesleyan Journey?

Register for Wesleyan Journey courses through MyKWU and navigate to Current Students > Wesleyan Journey Enrollment Application.

How do I get more information?

Contact Dr. Meredith Trexler Drees in the Center for Global Service Learning (third floor of Pioneer Hall) at (785) 833-4368. You can also find answers to common questions under Wesleyan Journey Q&A.


Discover the Power of

Experience the world AND impact the lives of others through Wesleyan Journey courses.

Go beyond the classroom. 

Imagine earning academic credit for spending Fall Break in the rainforests of Costa Rica, exploring the shores of the Florida Keys or visiting some of the oldest cities in Germany. Wesleyan Journey courses combine learning with life-changing service experiences.

Find out if you qualify for a Wesleyan Journey, at no cost, or explore what courses are being offered next semester. 

For more information, contact Dr. Meredith (Trexler) Drees, director of Experiential Learning.