Seminars Travel World on Spring Break
Feb 19, 2010Instead of heading south for spring break, 54 Concordia students will be boarding planes Saturday to cross the ocean for one of six Exploration Seminars. The seminars, short but intense 10-day experiences abroad, are the centerpiece of an on-campus course that lays the cultural and historical groundwork for the spring break excursion.
German and music students will explore the undisputed capital of classical music on a trip to Vienna, Austria. Religion students will get an exclusive subterranean tour of the Vatican, exploring the catacombs of saints, and other holy sites of Christianity in Rome. Film and literature students will experience contemporary and historical London on the page, the screen and in person.
To gain a fuller understanding of world environmental issues, political science students will cross the Arctic Circle by air, landing at Bodø, Norway, to learn about environmental issues by the very people working to resolve them. Communication students will visit the ancient ruins in Athens where Socrates, Plato and Aristotle defined the early theories of rhetoric and persuasion still influencing political and public strategies of today.
At the far edge of the United States, physics students will watch nighttime skies ablaze with stars in the pristine ecology of Hawaii’s Big Island.
Concordia students are challenged to look at the world from both global and regional perspectives. These Exploration Seminars are just one of the global education programs open to Concordia students for unforgettable lifetime experiences.
Read more about global programs at Concordia.