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Devils Lake Journal - Devils Lake, ND
  • LRSC students preparing for overseas academic adventure

  • Walking through the Acropolis, standing in the original Olympic Stadium, cruising the Saronic Islands: an experience many dream about but for Lake Region State College students, a possibility in May 2014.
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    Walking through the Acropolis, standing in the original Olympic Stadium, cruising the Saronic Islands: an experience many dream about but for Lake Region State College students, a possibility in May 2014.
    LRSC is in its third year of offering students a chance to step out of the classroom and into their textbooks to gain hands-on experience in history, arts, and humanities with an academic trip planned to Greece May 18-24.
    This is the third trip from the college, a joint effort between the humanities department and diversity committee that Teresa Tande, Associate Professor of English and Humanities and Nicole Claussen, Adult Learning Center and Diversity Director, have facilitated. Previous trips included Rome, Paris and London; and Amsterdam, Paris, and London.
    “We love that we can bring the world to our students through our international student population, but this venture allows us to bring our students to the world,” Claussen said.
    As Devin Hoffarth, a traveler to the Spring 2013 trip to Amsterdam, Paris, and London put it: “No classroom could ever teach everything we were able to learn walking through the museum.”
    The trips – through an organization called Education First Tours (EF) – are specifically designed to enhance the traditional information gained in a course, Tande said. Trip participants will travel to Athens and see the Temple of Zeus, Acropolis, Parthenon, Temple of Athens Nike, and Olympic Stadium. Other locations visited during the trip include a Saronic Island cruise, Delphi to see the Temple of Apollo, Argolida, Epidaurus, and Mycenae.
    “More than any other civilization, the Greeks have contributed to Western Civilization. This is truly an opportunity to see firsthand the places talked about in mythology, studied in government, learned in drama, and practiced in philosophy,” Tande said.
    Students can earn three credits in Humanities for the trip if they have taken a pre-requisite class in any of the following: Humanities Survey, Western Civilization I, Ceramics I or II, Intro to Philosophy, Intro to Drama, or Mythology. Tande also hopes to offer a special class second semester for anyone who didn’t enroll in these specific courses.
    “Community members may also travel with Lake Region State College to Greece,” Tande said, “and are encouraged to do so. Seminars will be provided for community members later this academic year to better acquaint them with all they will see and experience.”
    Cost of the trip is dependent on age, double occupancy, and sign-up date. To find out exact cost for an individual, go to http://www.efcollegestudytours.com/ and then enter the tour number of 1378174Wy. Price includes airfare, lodging, daily breakfast, special meals, transportation, tour guides, museum admission, and Peace of Mind Insurance. The deadline for signing up is November 1st.
    Page 2 of 2 - For more information contact Teresa Tande at 662-1656 or teresa.tande@lrsc.edu and step into the “glory that was Greece.”
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