Beginning in May 2017 honors students from VCHC (Virginias Collegiate Honors Council) member institutions (which includes Liberty) will have the opportunity to complete a study abroad experience together. The inaugural study abroad experience will take place in Rome, Italy May 21 – June 3, 2017 and will involve the participation of approximately 10 honors students from multiple VCHC member institutions.The related course – Italy: a Crossroads for Refugees and Global Leadership – will be led by Dr. Daniel Roberts (Virginia State University) as an honors course through the Virginia Commonwealth University’s Honors College.