Journal Entry #11 — This Day Will Only Happen Once

I write this from my room — a new room — on the Centre College campus in Danville, Kentucky. I'm trying to make sense of the last 100 days of my life. On February 11, I boarded a plane headed for Strasbourg, France. Today, I've moved back onto campus and I'm preparing to start my

By |2013-05-22T14:19:14+00:00May 22nd, 2013|News, Study Abroad, Travel Journals - France|

Journal Entry #10 — Eurail Global Pass

To buy a Eurail pass or not? That is the question. I like to watch television shows like How it Works and Mythbusters. I mention this because it's accepted as fact that, while traveling in Europe, transportation via train is simple, hassle-free, and — if you purchase a Eurail Global Pass — effortless. There are

By |2013-05-09T13:53:17+00:00May 9th, 2013|News, Study Abroad, Travel Journals - France|

Journal Entry #9 — Beyond the Classroom

In my opinion, an important part of the Centre-in-Strasbourg program is that, while students are given a great deal of freedom and opportunity to live as young adults, we aren't alone. For example, this term's Strasbourg group includes 23 other Centre students and two Centre professors. I've discussed how integral and rewarding the relationship with

By |2013-05-03T11:02:18+00:00May 3rd, 2013|News, Study Abroad, Travel Journals - France|

Journal Entry #8 — Studying Abroad

Recently, one of the other 23 students participating in the Centre-in-Strasbourg program this spring penned what I believe may be the best Facebook status of the year. He wrote, “Just because it's study abroad doesn't mean you don't have homework.” There's no way for me to emphasize how true that is but I must try.

By |2013-04-26T09:17:13+00:00April 26th, 2013|News, Study Abroad, Travel Journals - France|

Journal Entry #6 — Figure It Out

In myriad brochures about Centre College, I've seen many variations of this sentence: “Centre College is a highly selective residential liberal arts college of 1300 students, listed by U.S. News in the top 50 liberal arts colleges in the nation.” As I write this, I'm sitting in my apartment in Strasbourg, so the word from

By |2013-04-15T09:46:46+00:00April 15th, 2013|News, Study Abroad, Travel Journals - France|

Journal Entry #5 — Questions of Travel

In Questions of Travel, the humanities course taught by this year's director of the Centre-in-Strasbourg program, Dr. Dan Manheim, we're currently studying the work of writer Alain de Botton. While completing Thursday's reading assignment from The Art of Travel, I came across two assertions that de Botton developed about what happens when individuals travel. First,

By |2013-03-29T14:14:35+00:00March 29th, 2013|News, Study Abroad, Travel Journals - France|

Journal Entry #4 — Lesson Learned

Today's trip to Kehl, Germany actually started last night with a tweet: “Never thought I'd casually say things like, “Going over to Germany...see you this afternoon...” Thanks @CentreC.” That tweet was a) an acknowledgment of the opportunity that Centre College has given me, and b) an appreciation for the Schengen Agreement which, among other things,

By |2013-03-14T10:34:01+00:00March 14th, 2013|News, Study Abroad, Travel Journals - France|

Journal Entry #2 — Deceptive Machines

I'm convinced that airplanes are, by nature, deceptive machines. The primary goal of an airline is to transport patrons to their desired destination in a safe, efficient manner. Unless one suffers from kinetosis or acrophobia, airplanes, for the most part, should put one at ease. Once aboard an overseas flight, I'd venture to guess that

By |2013-02-22T13:28:22+00:00February 22nd, 2013|News, Study Abroad, Travel Journals - France|
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