Meet St. Louis Excursions

The list below details the 24 excursions that were available last fall. Click on an excursion title to find out more about it!

 

Join Alpha Phi Omega as we explore the inner workings of a St. Louis animal shelter. We will spend part of the day working to paint kennels, walk dogs, and care for cats as shelter volunteers. Then we will learn about …
Permanent or ephemeral, planned or spontaneous, public art can be memorial, playground, shelter, decoration, protest, and more. Students will travel to downtown St. Louis to examine the many forms public art can take, …
Students will explore the alternative transportation and local food efforts in St. Louis. We will ride bikes to the Tower Grove Park Farmers' Market, traveling through Forest Park, the Central West End, the Grove, Shaw, …
This half day introduces Washington University students to the St. Louis Arc, its philosophies and the services it provides to adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Students will have the …
Come downtown with Design for America and learn about the power of human-centered design, all majors welcome! We’ll ride the Metro downtown to the super-hip T-Rex startup space, and you’ll work in teams to develop …
Come downtown with Design for America (DFA) and learn about the power of human-centered design, all majors welcome! We’ll ride the Metro downtown to the super-hip T-Rex startup space, and you’ll work in teams to develop …
Partners in East St. Louis is an undergraduate community service organization that aims to develop relationships with community partners, provide long-term advocacy and service opportunities for students, and develop a …
STEAM is the incorporation of art and design into STEM. Studio: TESLA aims to expose minority, underrepresented, and/or low income students to STEAM initiatives through interactive, after school clubs. We will be …
Explore organ donation by joining us for a unique half-day experience. Mid-America Transplant is a procurement facility that works with families of donors, recovers donor tissue, and coordinates organ matching. We will …
In this half-day, students will take a tour of St. Louis Children's Hospital, one of the nations 10 Best pediatric hospitals and get to learn about healthcare in the region. Students will also get to hear from various …
Join Wash U Relay For Life in a half day program where we will visit Hope Lodge, a service funded by the American Cancer Society that provides lodging for cancer patients coming to St. Louis for treatment. We will have …
Habitat for Humanity is an international non-profit organization that aims to tackle the issues of homelessness and substandard housing. This is an opportunity for students to familiarize themselves with Habitat through …
Join Wash U Global Brigades to discover more about healthcare inequality and immigrants' experiences in St. Louis, with our local partner organizations, Casa de Salud and the International Institute. Learn about …
Excellence in K-12 Urban Education. Tour an award winning middle school and high school to learn more about why what they do is making huge improvements in urban education. Through community investment and a holistic …
For much of its history, St. Louis has been a city that has embraced people on different kinds of journeys -- people exploring the country as it has grown and people exploring themselves as part of their own personal …
Join Wash U Relay For Life in a excursion program where we will visit Hope Lodge, a service funded by the American Cancer Society that provides lodging for cancer patients coming to St. Louis for treatment. We will have …
Gateway 180 is an emergency homeless shelter for women, children, and families, located in downtown St. Louis.  Beyond temporary shelter, the nonprofit provides workshops and resources to actively empower its clients. …
Clowder House is a no-kill, minimum cage cat shelter that houses cats who are abandoned and neglected. At Clowder House students will explore the facilities, learn more about the stray cat population in St. Louis, and …
This trip will engage participants with St. Louis' YWCA office. The YWCA is a leading national non-profit organization committed to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity …
The Missouri History Museum "serves as the confluence of historical perspectives and contemporary issues to inspire and engage our audiences." Their Teens Make History program hires local teens to read, write, and …
The Benton Park neighborhood, anchored by St. Louis' second oldest park, contains a rich history centered on the empires of immigrant brewers and St. Louis founding families that developed Benton Park into a major …
A walking (and metro) tour of St. Louis' neighborhoods with a special focus on Clinton-Peabody public housing community. We will discuss how these neighborhoods, and the highway and public transportation systems that …