Master of Liberal Studies

Study Away

BEYOND DALLAS... "The world is a great book, and those who do not travel see only one page." St. Augustine


August 2015

For more information on EHRP human rights travel, contact Sherry Aikman at
Visit the Embrey Human Rights Program at SMU.


December 2015

An annual two-week Holocaust trip to Poland is a cornerstone of the program. Rick Halperin, who has visited sites in Poland regularly since 1983, began leading SMU students, faculty, staff and community members there in 1996. During each journey, as many as two dozen participants visit concentration camps, death camps and memorials throughout the country, where, during World War II, more than one-third of all Holocaust victims were murdered during the Nazi occupation.

The trip to Poland in early winter is by design--to gain a visceral understanding of what Holocaust victims and survivors experienced while appreciating the significance of one's own family and loved ones during the holiday season.

The Poland trip takes place every year from December 18-30th

Learn more about the Poland trip. E-mail for 2015 itinerary and application! Applications for partial travel scholarships for SMU students are available.