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Kelly Hall, Ph.D.
Director, Global Initiatives
610-606-4666 ext. 4551

Stefanie Schloo
Coordinator, Global Initiatives and International Programs
610-606-4666 ext. 4082

The Carmen Twillie Ambar Sophomore Expedition

Guaranteed Study Abroad

The Class of 2024 Expedition destination is…

Marrakesh, Morocco!

If you’re a first year and want to go to Morocco? There are only two things you need to do! 

  1. Fill out an intent form here
  2. Submit a copy of your passport

SYE Costa Rica Updates

New dates: August 13-20, 2021

Upcoming due dates:

  • 10/16: Re-confirmation of Participation Form
  • 12/1: Passport valid through 2/20/2022
  • 12/1: Medical & Emergency Contact Form

All forms are on MyCedarCrest

Re-Confirm Participation

With date change, we need you to re-confirm your intent to go on the Expedition. If you are opting out, please indicate a reason and still fill out the form. The form can be found here or on MyCCC. 

This form is due October 16, 2020. If you never filled out the original intent form, you need to fill out both. Here is the original.

Passport Information

With the change of dates, your passport will now need to be valid through February 20, 2022. If your passport expires before then, you will need a new one.

Passports are due on December 1, 2020. No passports will be accepted past this date and you will be removed from the trip list. Email your current or updated passports to stefanie.schloo@cedarcrest.edu signed and with all the numbers visible. 

Medical/Allergy Information

Fill out your medical and emergency contact information here: Costa Rica Emergency Contact

This form is due, along with your passport, on December 1.

#SYELondon Photo Contest

Check out the highlights from our Sophomore expedition photo contest. More pictures can be found on Instagram and Facebook.

SYELondon Photo Contest 1 SYELondon Photo Contest 2
SYELondon Photo Contest 3 SYELondon Photo Contest 4
SYELondon Photo Contest 5 SYELondon Photo Contest 6

Sophomore Expedition: Rio Photo Gallery

About the Expedition

The Carmen Twillie Ambar Sophomore Expedition is a guaranteed study abroad program which gives each full-time, traditional student with a 2.5 GPA in good academic, social and financial standing the opportunity to spend 7-10 days abroad with her sophomore class with nearly all costs covered by the college. In the semester leading up to the trip, students attend a weekly class to learn about the country they will be traveling to. When they travel abroad, students are grouped by their field of study so they can perform service-learning activities related to their area of interest.

In 2018, the inaugural Sophomore Expedition took the Class of 2020 to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Education students had the opportunity to volunteer at a daycare for underprivileged children, science students explored the rainforest and nursing students observed a plastic surgeon at work. Other students fed the homeless and planted a community garden. A majority of the trip was dedicated to service learning, but there was also time for some sight-seeing. Students took a train ride through Tijuca National Park, traveled to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain by cable car and experienced breath-taking views of the Christ the Redeemer statue.

The Sophomore Expedition is named in honor of Carmen Twillie Ambar, Cedar Crest College’s 13th president. President Ambar believed that every student should be afforded the opportunity to study abroad, no matter their financial situation. The Carmen Twillie Ambar Sophomore Expedition is a one-of-a-kind program that allows our students to have a truly transformational experience -- one that they will remember forever.