Field Trips

Field Trips

Manhattan is located in Central Kansas and is the home of K-State University. You will visit the Flint Hills Discovery Center, take a driving tour of K-State, and activities such as a hike on the Konza Prairie Nature Trail or a visit to the K-State flower garden or Insect house.

During your time in Lawrence, local families will invite Fellows into their homes and host an evening dinner for you.  It's a wonderful chance for you to meet and spend an evening with an American family in their home.

Clinton Lake is a nice outdoor area near Lawrence.  You will have the opportunity to spend an evening at the lake, enjoying grilled food, playing games and swimming in the lake. 

  • During the 4th of July weekend, you will have a chance to see how Lawrence celebrates US Independence Day.  There will be an evening of activities, performances and food trucks at the KU Lied Center.  You will have the chance to see American families celebrating the holiday capped off with fireworks after dark.

Topeka is the capital city of Kansas.  Possible activities include:

  • TheKansas State Capitol, known also as the Kansas Statehouse, is the building housing the executive and legislative branches of government for the state of Kansas.
  • TheKansas Museum of History is the state historical museum. It presents Kansas history from the prehistoric to modern eras in 30,000 square feet (2,800 m2) of exhibits. The galleries feature a train (Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe locomotive with two cars), full-sized tipi in the Southern Cheyenne style, a 1950s diner , and many other large features. Major topics covered in the main gallery include Native American tribal history, westward movement on the Oregon and Santa Fe trails, early settlers, the Bleeding Kansas and Civil War eras, and Populism at the turn of the 20th century.

  • Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site was established in Topeka, Kansas, on October 26, 1992, by the United States Congress to commemorate the landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in the case Brown v. Board of Education aimed at ending racial segregation in public schools.

This will be an optional trip with possible activities including:

  • The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is internationally recognized for its outstanding collection of more than 33,500 objects. From ancient times to modern day, this encyclopedic museum is one of the best in the country, offering visitors the opportunity to explore civilization through the eyes of painters, sculptors, craftsmen, and many other artists.
  • The National World War I Museum and Memorial is a war memorial and museum located in Kansas City, Missouri. Opened to the public as the Liberty Memorial museum in 1926, it was designated in 2004 by the United States Congress as the United States' official museum dedicated to World War I.
  • The Country Club Plaza is a privately-owned regional shopping center in the Country Club District of Kansas City, Missouri. The basic design of the Country Club Plaza reflects classic European influences, especially those of Spain. There are more than 30 statues, murals, and tile mosaics on display in the area, as well as a magnificent fountain featuring four horses rearing up on their hind legs.
2022 Fellow at the Nelson Atkins Museum in Kansas City

2022 Fellow at the Nelson Atkins Museum in Kansas City

2022 Fellows visiting Manhattan, KS

2022 Fellows in a covered wagon in Manhattan, KS

2023 Fellows eating outside with their American hosts.

2023 Fellows having dinner in an American home.