Odyssey Program mentors will accompany students on four domestic excursions throughout the program.
Each excursion offers a unique focus, with travel, activity and housing fees included.
Meet and Greet
Students will meet their fellow participants while engaging in team building activities.
Art History Excursion
Students will visit museums and explore the rich tradition of art.
American History Excursion
Students will visit historical US sites and engage with the traditions of the past.
As a capstone to the Odyssey Program, students will embark on
an outdoor excursion and reflect on
their time in the program.
Odyssey Scholars can earn up to 30 college credits through CC Plus courses and courses offered by Integrity College Solutions (ICS).
Below are the Odyssey Program recommended courses, which can be substituted if a student has already received credit for one or
more of the courses.
Math and Science
- Intro to Psychology
- College Algebra
English and Literature
- English Composition I
- English Composition II
- Intro to Literature
History and Politics
- American History I
- American History II
- American Government
Philosophy and Humanities
- Intro to Sociology
Students will have the opportunity to lead online discussions and in-person activities throughout the year,
building on the skills they developed throughout their time in the Challenge Program.
College alumni, who also graduated from the Challenge program, will model leading weekly discussions with students.
Students will have the opportunity to lead discussions and receive feedback from peers and mentors.
During the four excursions throughout the Odyssey Program, students will work together with mentors to coordinate and co-lead various activities.
Students and mentors will engage with spiritual material each week, practicing the arts of communication and respect.
Each week, students reflect on
spiritual readings or videos.
Students practice the arts of asking questions and leading discussions around the weekly material.
Bookend Reflection Writings
Students begin and end their Odyssey Program journey by writing reflection essays.
Students will work together with mentors to develop practical skills relevant to their personal goals.
During the excursions, students will gain insights into planning and coordinating events.
Students will learn practical finance, budgeting, and business strategy via weekly readings, videos and discussions.
Upon graduating from the Odyssey Program, students will receive a letter of recommendation from a mentor and advisement for future employment.