On several occasions during the course of an academic year, Honors College students are given opportunities to attend at little or no cost artistic performances in nearby Charlotte, North Carolina. Included in these opportunities are performances by the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra and visiting orchestras; dance performances by the extraordinary Charlotte Ballet Company and visiting dance companies; touring Broadway plays like Les Miz, Phantom of the Opera, South Pacific; Gilbert and Sullivan performances by Opera Carolina; performing artists in jazz and blue grass music; performances by the Ten Tenors and similar groups.
The Abbey By the Sea is an Academic Retreat: 3 nights, 2 days at Hilton Head Island. This Honors College opportunity is intended to provide to students a distinctive academic experience which combines serious and enjoyable reading (usually a Shakespearean play), vibrant group discussion enhancing interpretation of and reflection upon the literary work discussed, extended camaraderie and collaboration in a beautiful natural and architectural setting on one of the finest East coast beaches in this country.
Led by Belmont Abbey professors, this is a unique opportunity to experience the broadening effects of travel as well as first-hand encounters of historic sites in one of the world’s most beautiful countries.