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Study Abroad Program offers chance to "Walk Across History"
There’s more than on way to travel the world. You might try planning it on your own, but one program offers a chance for international travel that includes the experience of a history scholar. The month of July is Study Abroad Month at the University of Louisiana at Monroe.
Each year, the ULM History Department selects a historically significant place outside the United States, and orchestrates a trip though the Walk Across History travel abroad program.
Elle Walker is an instructor of history and the Study Abroad Program Coordinator. Paige Driskill and her daughter Courtney Brown travelled to London with the group in 2009. Wallker says, "Traveling in this way is not only economical; it can be a lot of fun, while also being educational and informative. It is so much more than just a vacation abroad."
|ULM Students in Berlin. (photo courtesy Laura Walker)|
This year, Walk Across History participants will travel to Italy for a week in December.
"Pagans to Popes" will provide an opportunity to explore such historically significant places as the Vatican, the Sistine Chapek, the Trevi Fountain and the Coliseum.
In addition to having daily excursions planned, the upcoming trip includes round trip airfiare from the United States, ground transportation in Italy and accommodation at a hotel throughtout the length of stay.
The deadline to register for the trip to Italy is September 29. Walk Across History will hold an informational meeting on Friday, September 9. More information is available by calling 342-1088, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or www.walkacrosshistory.com.