This is a free festival held in Centennial Park in Nashville and the Panthenon will be open to visit free of charge during the festival.
Students will be required to pay for their own food and incidentals. Bring cash. Many vendors will not be able to accept plastic.
Students must be currently enrolled and at least 18 years of age.
Transportation will be on the Walters State bus and will be provided by the International Fee Oversight Committee.
Please Note, the bus will stop at the Smokies Baseball Stadium parking lot at approximately 7:30 am to pick up students that live in that area. If this is where you wish to board, please make sure to designate "Smokies Baseball Stadium" as your boarding location when registering for the trip.
Reservations are required and space is limited to 45.
A Liability/Waiver agreement form must be completed and returned to Eileen Bowers before the reservation will be confirmed.
Reservations will be on a first come, first completed basis and each student must make their own reservation.
The trip will include the US Holocaust Museum, Arlington National Cemetery, Iwo Jima Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Wall, Korean War Memorial, World War II Memorial, MLK Memorial, Washington Monument, Smithsonian Museums of Natural History, American History and Air & Space, a walk past the Library of Congress, Supreme Court and US Capitol Building as time and weather permit.
Washington DC is a large urban area. There will be times when our group will be a part of large crowds in the museums, the subway and in restaurants.
Participating students must be of legal age, 18 years or older.
The Washington DC – US Holocaust Museum trip is a physically challenging, fast paced walking tour. There is no motorized transportation. Access to all of the museum and monument sights is done on foot.
Be prepared to walk at a pace of 1 mile in twenty minutes or less. Some of the sights will require that you are on your feet for an hour or more at a time with no stops to rest.
There may be exposure to the extremes of weather. We will be outdoors in the cold, heat, rain or sunshine from early morning until late at night. Each day is 12 – 15 hours of touring.
For your safety and the enjoyment of the entire group, we ask that you make us aware of any issues that you have that may impede your taking full advantage of this activity.
Transportation and lodging are provided by the college. Students are responsible for their subway ticket, meals and any incidental expenses that may be incurred. Typically students spend approximately $100 of their own money while on this trip.
The first 40 students to complete the registration process will have seats on the bus.
Priority is given to students that haven't gone on this trip before.
Please discuss any concerns you may have with your personal physician BEFORE making a financial commitment.
Waiver must be printed, signed and notarized, then delivered to Eileen Bowers in the Student Affairs Office to hold a place on the trip.
Upon receipt of the waiver, the student will receive a form to take to the cashier's office to pay a $50 non-refundable deposit. When Eileen Bowers receives confirmation from the cashier's office of this payment, the reservation will be confirmed.