Bethel University Center for Travel Studies provided a six-day travel study experience

Bethel University Center for Travel Studies provided a six-day travel study experience

Posted: Friday, February 4, 2011 11:38 am

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TRAVEL STUDIES — Students and faculty taking part in the 2011 Bethel University Classical Greece travel study program included (from left) Dr. Carl Seaquist, a Bethel faculty member from Nashville; Tony Hill a Bethel student from Ft. Payne, Ala.; Shelb

TRAVEL STUDIES —  Students and faculty taking part in the 2011 Bethel University Classical Greece travel study program included (from left) Dr. Carl Seaquist, a Bethel faculty member from Nashville; Tony Hill a Bethel student from Ft. Payne, Ala.; Shelby Moore a Bethel student from McKenzie; Ginger Terry, a Bethel student from Lexington; Dr. Kathryn Clayton, a Bethel faculty member from McKenzie; Danielle Trudeau, a Bethel student from McKenzie; Patty Hill of Ft. Payne, Ala.; James Bell, a Bethel student from Ft. Payne, Ala.; Katarina Kontoyiannidou, the group’s Athens, Greece tour guide; Andrea Clayton Hill of New Albany, Miss.; and John Hall, director of Travel Studies at Bethel. Here the group stands at Olympia, the site of the first Olympic games in 776 B.C.

The Bethel University Center for Travel Studies provided a six-day travel study experience for eight students who were chosen for the school’s 2011 Classical Geece program. The students departed the U.S. on Dec. 31 and actually arrived in Greece on New Year’s Day.

Trip highlights included visits to the ancient world ruins of Athens.

“We visited the Acropolis and its museum, the National Archaeological Museum and the Kerameikos, an ancient Greek cemetery,” said Dr. Kathryn Clayton, a travel studies instructor for the trip.

Clayton says they also visited: the ancient city of Corinth and the isthmus to the Peloponnesus; Olympia, the site of the first Olympic games in 776 B.C.; the Bronze Age sites of Mycenae and Tiryns; and Delphi, the center of the world according to the ancient Greeks.

The Bethel University Center for Travel Studies offers both domestic and international travel study opportunities that will enrich travel experiences through special visits and contacts and through knowledge sharing of the culture, the history and the tradition of the travel destination

The Classical Greece program was the first 2011 experience offered. Other 2011 travel study opportunities are also available. “Foundations in Democracy: How the Federal Government Functions,” is a two-week study and trip to Washington, D.C. The trip, scheduled for May 9-20, includes nine days of intensive study, presentations, travel, tours, briefings, and lectures in the nation’s capital. Another study opportunity is “Early American History.” Bethel University has partnered with The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation to provide the week-long, hands on experience, which is designed for undergraduate history and education majors and middle and high school teachers seeking additional graduate history credit. “Early American History” is scheduled for July 13-20.

“Our Greece trip was fantastic,” said John Hall, director of the Center for Travel Studies. We had students from three states (Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi) on this trip. I encourage anyone who has an interest in our upcoming travel study programs to contact the Center for Travel Studies and get more information.

To learn more about Bethel University’s travel study programs, go to www.bethelu.edu/travelstudies  or contact John Hall at halj@bethelu.edu. 

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