New travel journals tell of Centre students' adventures in England, Mexico and Vietnam
RELEASED: March 30, 2006
DANVILLE, KY—Want to have first-hand, day-by-day details of living and studying abroad? Of traversing London on the Tube, of learning to reproduce Mayan designs in a ceramics class in Merida, of traveling by bus along the "Pass of the Ocean Clouds" in rural Vietnam?
Thanks to the travel journals created by Centre College students, vividly written travelogues, illustrated by numerous photographs, are just a click of the mouse away.
In the past few months, there have been many new entries. Marie Davis, a junior double major in English and Spanish from Louisville, narrates her Mexican travels; Rachel Johnson, a senior history major from Carrollton, Kentucky writes of her Vietnam experiences; and Eric Hack, a junior classical studies major from Louisville, writes of negotiating "wrong-way" London traffic as he gets in his daily runs across town.
In the coming weeks, Nate Crimmins, a sophomore philosophy major from Greencastle, Indiana, will be filing dispatches from New Zealand. And there are archived entries from India, England, France, Japan, Northern Ireland and Morocco.
Four of five Centre students study abroad. This year, participation in study abroad programs is edging even higher. A recent study compiled by Milton Reigelman, director of Centre's interational programs, shows that a record 84 percent of 2006 Centre graduates will have studied abroad.
It's a well-known fact that international study is a way of life at Centre. In addition to guaranteeing graduation in four years and an internship, the Centre Commitment guarantees each student the opportunity to study abroad.
Centre ranks in the top 10 of the 3,500 colleges and universities in the country in student participation in foreign study. What makes Centre's programs different from those at other colleges and universities is that a Centre faculty member with significant knowledge of that region of the world lives at the site, teaching and coordinating special trips and other activities.For more information visit Centre's study abroad webpage.
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