​​​Cultural Museum Trips​

​Museums are a great way to experience a different culture without the stress of traveling abroad. Anyone can benefit from visiting a museum regardless of how familiar they are with the subject matter. Museums provide an opportunity to learn about different cultures and their origins, struggles, and modern structure. Findlay's Intercultural Student Services office offers travel opportunities to many cultural museums, all within a 3-hour drive from campus! This trips are often a part of a conference or alternative spring break trip but are also offered as stand-alone opportunities. 

Arab American National Museum - Dearborn, MI

​The Arab American National Museum (AANM) is the first and only museum in the United States devoted to Arab American history and culture. Arab Americans have enriched the economic, political and cultural landscape of American life. By bringing the voices and faces of Arab Americans to mainstream audiences, they continue their commitment to dispel misconceptions about Arab Americans and other minorities. Since opening in 2005, the Museum has shed light on the shared experiences of immigrants and ethnic groups, paying tribute to the diversity of our nation.*
*From arrabamericanm​useum.org​

Holocaust Memorial ​Center - Farmington Hills, MI

The Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus has been teaching about the Holocaust and its legacy for more than 30 years, and its building, exhibits and programs have been receiving international accolades and heartfelt thanks from our millions of visitors. Witnessing the horrors perpetrated by the most educated society in Europe brings the rude awakening that education, including religious education, is no barrier against hatred and violence. The education that one absorbs in the HMC veers one towards constructive social consciousness.*​

*From holocaustcenter.org​

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center - Cincinnati, OH

​The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center reveals stories about freedom's heroes, from the era of the Underground Railroad to contemporary times, challenging and inspiring everyone to take courageous steps for freedom today. The underlying theme of the Underground Railroad is that the path to freedom—historically and in contemporary times—is a constant struggle requiring courage, perseverance and cooperation among people of diverse backgrounds willing to help one another. Their purpose is to tell the story of the struggle for freedom in the United States through exhibits and programs that focus on America's battle to rid itself of the ugly scourge of slavery and treat all its citizens with respect and dignity.*

*From freedomcenter.org​

Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage - Cleveland, OH

The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage is a lively community space that attracts students, adults, and groups from the community and around the country. Devoted to diversity and tolerance, it opened in 2005 with a simple mission: to build bridges of tolerance and understanding by sharing Jewish heritage through the lens of the American experience. The stori​es of individuals and families – past and present – come to life through state-of-the-art exhibitions, interactives and films, oral histories, photographs, and artifacts. The Museum includes The Temple-Tifereth Israel Gallery – an internationally-recognized collection of Judaica – and a special exhibition gallery featuring important exhibitions of national and international acclaim.*

*From matlzmuseeum.org​