Cross-Cultural 2022 Trip Information

Emily Selby

Now is the time to start planning what trip you are going to be taking for your cross-cultural experience while you’re at SAU! Unfortunately, the 2021 trips had to be cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions, but it’s never too soon to start planning ahead for 2022. For those that were planning on a 2021 trip and need to figure out what to do to fulfill that requirement, Diane Kurtz should be reaching out to you. You can always email her at dkurtz@arbor.edu for more information.

Here is just a brief overview of the information that you will need to know in order to be properly aware of what is going on regarding these 2022 trips.

A lot of information can be found in the Cross-Cultural Studies magazine that went out in the SAU mailboxes. If you haven’t received it, check your mailbox! There is also an online version of the magazine as well for easy access for commuters. 

What Can I Do Now?

There are several important dates that you need to be aware of in regard to picking your trip and learning about the different destinations that are available to you. Listed below are some of the dates to be aware of and they are coming up very soon! 

Important Dates:

CCS Virtual Market Day – A Zoom link will be sent to your email. 

This will be an open-house style Zoom event held with the different professors that will give specific information about their current country destination.

Friday, February 5, 2021

10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Form Frenzy by Appointment – 3 week program reservations. 

After you enrollment packet is filled out, call 517-750-6415 as early as January 6th, 2021 to schedule an appointment. You are able to call any time between Monday – Friday from 8:30am – 4:00pm. 

Each grade gets a specific time slot for appointments. Below are the scheduled times for your Form Frenzy meetings. 

Note: Semester abroad students do not sign up at Form Frenzy. See the CCS office or visit the Cross-Cultural website for more information.

Seniors: February 11-12

Juniors: February 16-18

Sophomores: February 22-25

All Students: Any day after March 9th


The tradition of Cross-Cultural trips was started in 1986 and is something that will be helpful in making your education more well-rounded. The focus of these trips will be to understand and learn about the Five Social Institutes, which consist of Government, Economics, Religion, Family Life, and Education. These trips are meant to aid in your understanding of the world around you, which is a very important aspect that SAU strives to implement.

SAU Cross-Cultural Website: 

A helpful tool to use regarding all of the information is the SAU Cross Cultural Website found here. This is where you will find information that will be helpful to you while you are choosing your trip and figuring out how to navigate the entire process. 

“The best advice to prepare for signing up for 2022 CCS programs is to be sure you have completed all of your childhood immunizations and have those submitted to Holton Health and Wellness for verification, make sure your tuition account is in good standing, attend Market Day and think about 2 or 3 choices of programs that you think would be best for your major or interests.  Then complete your forms to get ready for Form Frenzy by appointment.”

Diane Kurtz

*A lot of this information was taken from the cross-cultural magazine that went into the student mailboxes. Since it is being repeated, make sure you are aware of those dates. You do not want to miss them!*