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Quileute Nation Cultural Immersion Trip

Honors & Scholars is excited to offer a cultural immersion trip to La Push, Washington. La Push is a tiny fishing village on the Pacific Cost of the Olympic Peninsula that has been the home of the Quileute people for millennia. The trip will incorporate cultural exchange activities and various projects. The trip will be facilitated by a team leader from third-party company Xperitas and accompanied by Ms. Stepanov from the Honors & Scholars Programs.

Possible Activities include:

  • Making a meal to share with the Elders
  • Attending a Drum Circle
  • Exploring Hoh Rainforest
  • Attending an evening bonfire on the beach with traditional story telling
  • Participating in a project chosen by the Quileute community

This trip will run during the Spring 2020 Mini-Session from May 5-12. The program fee is $1515 and includes airfare from Knoxville, lodging, ground transportation, and most meals.  Student must be in an Honors or Scholars program to apply.  Apply using the form below – December 15, 2019 is the priority deadline.

A down payment of $1000 is due January 17, 2020, and the final payment of $515 is due February 15, 2020.


Please contact Ms. Stepanov,, if you would like to be put on a waiting list.