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Rider University provides you with a great domestic travel opportunity that will allow you to explore the cultural heritage of the Spoleto Festival in South Carolina.

NOTE:  These courses fill quickly to capacity, so be sure to register early and meet with your advisor to discuss your plans!

Course:  AMS-214 Special Topics in American Studies: Spoleto Festival in Charleston

  • Faculty: Dr. Jack Sullivan
  • Dates: May 30 – June 7
  • Cost: Approximately $1,400 [including air fare, tickets to all events, some meals] plus tuition
  • Credits: 3 credits
  • Contact: Dr. Jack Sullivan: [email protected]

This eight-day American Studies travel course takes Rider and Westminster students to a fabulous international arts festival, Spoleto USA, to enjoy theater, choral, ballet, opera, jazz, symphonic, and chamber music events in the gorgeous city of Charleston, South Carolina, a mecca of culture, food, and easy living.  Students will stay in an elegant hotel, the Embassy Suites, with large suites and private outdoor pool within walking distance of all events.  In addition to enjoying concerts and plays, we participate in talkbacks and lectures, including exclusive interviews with maestros, singers, music journalists, and producers.  

The trip is organized so that participants hear all events featuring the Westminster Choir, the bedrock of Spoleto since 1977.  This unique course gives students an intimate, exciting introduction to music and Southern culture. [3 credits]