|Abroad students visit 9/11 memorial in France
RELEASED: Sept. 18, 2003
DANVILLE, KYOn the second anniversary of one of the greatest tragedies in United States history, Centre students studying in France paid their respects.
The Centre students, who are participating in Centre's program in Strasbourg, France, during the fall term, visited a 9/11 memorial in Caen, France, as well as other historical sites.
The students were accompanied by French professor Patrice Mothion and his wife, Spanish professor Julie James. They are Centre's directors in Strasbourg this year.
"Most students studying in Europe never get outside a few major cities," said Milton Reigelman, J. Rice Cowan Professor English and director of international programs at Centre. "Centre professors Mothion and James had the wonderful idea of marking the second anniversary of 9/11 in this very different and moving way. By experiencing the Normandy beaches, Caen, Giverny and Rouen, this group of students was able to understand the deeper currents of the American-French friendship, and the outpouring of French support following 9/11."
Long known for its extensive international study opportunities, Centre tied at No. 10 in U.S. News and World Report for "most students studying aboard." In addition to semester-long programs in England, France and Mexico, Centre offers exchange programs in Japan and Northern Ireland, as well as a wide variety of short-term programs to such places as Italy, Vietnam, Morocco and Istanbul. About three-fourths of Centre students study abroad.
For more on Centre's international programs, visit http://www.centre.edu
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