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Activities

Activities

  • Teen Night volunteers at Haven for Hope, which serves San Antonio's homeless population

    Teen Night volunteers at Haven for Hope, which serves San Antonio's homeless population

  • Jonathan presenting his accounting research at a recent Honors Symposium

    Jonathan presenting his accounting research at a recent Honors Symposium

  • Emerald demonstrates chemical properties to visiting sixth graders

    Emerald demonstrates chemical properties to visiting sixth graders

  • Pizza dinner at the All-Honors Gathering

    Pizza dinner at the All-Honors Gathering

  • Sorting items for Hurricane Harvey relief

    Sorting items for Hurricane Harvey relief

  • Muslim and transgender books at the Human Library

    Muslim and transgender books at the Human Library

Within the program students have created a learning community in which they are comfortable sharing ideas, exploring new topics and activities, and just having fun together. Read the September 2017 and October 2017 newsletters to get a sampling of what we do. And of course, discover more by looking at the other pages under this section. 

One program we look forward to every spring is the annual Honors Symposium, where students present the results of their original research and creative projects. Subjects are diverse and range across many disciplines. In spring 2017 we heard about company branding, leadership lessons, and teaching for elementary school reading comprehension. Each year we have several biology and chemistry topics on view. The symposium is always free and the public is invited. The 2018 Honors Symposium will be held on Saturday, March 24, from 8:30am-12pm at the International Conference Center on the main campus.

Study Abroad in Heidelberg 

The UIW Honors Program was in Heidelberg, Germany in June 2016 for our first honors courses overseas and we will repeat Honors summer semesters every even-numbered year. Our European Study Center is in a beautiful residential location near the center of Heidelberg. The summer Honors semesters include planned excursions each week to local businesses, museums, and other cities such as Worms, Germany and Strasbourg, France. Heidelberg itself is a beautiful college city with easy access to many other points in Germany and beyond. More information on the ESC can be found in this brochure.  Each year the Honors Program offers a competitive Study Abroad Scholarship to encourage students to have an international experience.