Using your Migrations theme zine to plan and take self-guided excursions in DC and Maryland

Get the most out of the "Migrations" theme, by using the special Scholars theme "zine" to take your own field trips! You can find a list of possible excursions and destination locations at the bottom of this page.

How it works

Earn Scholars Cup points for every prompt you complete. Bonus points will be given for a fully complete zine and for the program that turns in the most completed zines. 

When you’ve completed the three prompts (or however many you’d like to complete), please turn it in to Scholars Administrative Coordinator Jess Krenek in 1125 Cumberland. Please consult with your program director to confirm if they’ll require you to write up a more formal version of your reflections for class credit, extra credit, etc. We recommend holding onto your zine until you have done so!

There is no deadline for turning in your zine. Complete it at your own pace.

How & why to use your zine

Here are a few tips for getting the most out of your theme zine:

  • Design your own learning adventure. Better yet, collaborate with fellow Scholars and make it a group adventure!
  • Explore the multicultural richness of the world around the university.
  • Talk to strangers (business owners, artists, museum guides, etc.) about their migration stories. Does the idea of talking to strangers intimidate you? Here are some tips on how to do it safely, respectfully and meaningfully.
  • Reflect on what you see, hear, eat and experience. Think about how the movement of people from all over the world to the Washington area has shaped the region. Take pictures to document where you go and what you do. Bring a pencil and use your zine to record brief observations while you are off on your adventure. 
  • As a reminder, earn Scholars Cup points for every prompt you complete. Only one zine per student!

Where to get a theme zine

If you did not receive a physical theme zine from your Scholars program director, feel free to visit the Scholars front office at 1125 Cumberland for a copy.

You can also download the PDF to print your own copy. Check out this video to see how to fold it and where to cut.



There are many types of migration, and we encourage students to consider a wide variety of migration possibilities as they go on their excursions. For example, the Holocaust Museum and African-American Museum will offer narratives around forced migration. The Smithsonian Air & Space Museum might provide ways to explore space travel as one form of migration.

Events/Cultural sites


We’ve included restaurants with a variety of price points for entrees.

Washington, DC

Downtown Silver Spring/Wheaton

College Park/Baltimore Ave./Hyattsville

On-campus excursion options

Looking for something a little closer to home? Want a chance to explore more of what the College Park campus has to offer? Check out one of our art galleries, a free performance at the Clarice, or a cultural festival--a few suggestions below!

Student organizations

We have a wide range of cultural and ethnic organizations on campus, and you can explore many of these offerings (and events that they’re hosting!) by browsing student groups on OrgSync

On-campus art galleries

Performances at The Clarice
Free tickets are available to students by registering online.

  • Company Wang Ramirez (France), Borderline
    Thursday, Nov. 1, 8 p.m., Kay Theatre
  • Alsarah & the Nubatones (Sudan)
    Thursday, Nov. 1, Friday, Nov. 2, 8 p.m., Milkboy ArtHouse
  • Kate Lindsey and Baptiste Trotignon (USA/France), Thousands of Miles
    Thursday, Nov. 8, 8 p.m., Gildenhorn Recital Hall
  • Citizen
    Nov. 9–16, Kogod Theatre
  • Vanessa Vân Ánh Võ, The Odyssey - From Vietnam to America
    Saturday, Dec. 8, 8 p.m., Kay Theatre
  • Faculty Artist Series: Polish Revival: Influences Beyond the Border, 
    Concert by the Left Bank Quartet
    Sunday, March 31, 2019, 3 p.m., Gildenhorn Recital Hall