By Becca Starkes
Spring Break isn’t just about beach days and sleeping in.
Many students at the College are using their week “off” to explore their career interests, serve communities, and travel abroad. Listed below is a sampling of some of the exciting adventures CofC students are undertaking over spring break, which runs March 6 – 13, 2016.
- The Center for Civic Engagement’s Alternative Break programs work in various communities to explore the issues of environmental justice, refugee resettlement, and affordable housing in cities throughout the eastern United States. Alternative Break experiences are entirely student driven, planned, and facilitated. For complete descriptions of the Alternative Break programs, visit this website
- The School of Business is hosting a trip to Dubai, United Arab Emirates led by professor David Desplaces, who is instructing the for-credit course on global commerce and entrepreneurship. The course includes trips to the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Emirates Mall as well as desert camping and camel rides.
- Honors College students are traveling to England and Wales as a part of the Honors interdisciplinary course “In Search of King Arthur and the Holy Grail” led by professors Trish Ward and John Newell, former dean of the Honors College. During the trip, they are visiting sites associated with King Arthur and investigating the historical periods when the accounts of King Arthur and the Grail legend arose.
- Some First Year Experience students are traveling with professor Lisa Signori to Spain to learn about the Camino de Santiago, a network of medieval heritage routes stretching across Europe. Students will have the opportunity to hike the last 115 kilometers (72 miles) of the journey.
- Professor Brumby McLeod is teaching hospitality and tourism management students about adventure tourism through a trip to Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada. This course is organized as an international adventure experience that includes rigorous outdoor activity such as downhill skiing, snowmobiling, dog sledding, cross-country skiing, ice skating, and ice climbing.
For a detailed list of academic Spring Break trips, visit the study abroad website.
- The Department of Communication is in Washington, D.C. and New York City offering a series of tours, presentations and networking events designed to enhance student understanding of the communication profession. Students will visit Google and Time, Inc. in New York as well as CNN’s offices in Washington, D.C.
- The Department of Theatre and Dance is taking students to the regional conference for the American College Dance Association. The Southeast conference takes place at Emory University in Atlanta, and several of the College’s dance students will showcase performances and choreography during the trip.