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Around Europe in Three Weeks

Eiffel Tower- Paris, France

Traveling around to six countries in three weeks could prove to be a difficult task, but in my case it was nothing but an experience of a lifetime. First stop in Germany, then onto Netherlands, Belgium, Ireland, France, and finally England. Each country was a new and unique experience, which only proved to be something completely different from the last. Between the food, culture and tourist stops, each place I visited brought something new to learn. Each place was an eye opening experience where the pictures could say a thousand words. Seeing the famous tourist attractions in picture or on television is nothing like experiencing their true beauty in person. Many of the museums, monuments and works of art took my breathe away. All the places to see in three weeks in a short amount of time and surely alot to take in.

London Bridge: London, England

After receiving information about the opportunity to study abroad for three weeks around Northwest Europe, I could not pass up this trip. What could be better than traveling around Europe and getting credits for classes? Of course at first, money seemed to be an issue, which it is for all college students, but I quickly overlooked that once I learned about the highlights of the trip. The Eiffel Tower, Buckingham Palace, Royal Crowned Jewels, Anne Frank House & the Peace Palace were just a few of the main stops we took along the way. This whole trip can be credited to Dr. Mark Usry, Associate Professor of Legal Studies, who has been doing study abroad trips for many years now. Summer 2010 will include a Central Europe study abroad program.

Chocolate Store: Brugge,  Belgium

Studying abroad is not only a new and exciting way to learn, but allows you to experience many different cultures around the world. To learn more informaton about a variety of study abroad programs visit the International Education Office in Student Services 236.