Our seven students and two faculty members have returned to the United States! All those who went on the trip had a truly fantastic time and would go back in a heartbeat. As we are now back in the United States, we all have some final thoughts and stories we would like to share with
Our last few days abroad were spent in Munich, Germany. We visited the (resistance to Hitler and the Nazi) White Rose museum and the court room in which they were ultimately sentenced to death . We also took a Nazi Third Reich walking tour and visited Dachau concentration camp. Both were somber experiences. Walking through
We explored Normandy and Paris. In Normandy we visited many D- Day beaches, museums and related invasion sites , including Omaha beach, Utah beach , Pointe Du Hoc and the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial. We had a guided walking city tours in Bayeux and in Paris. Of course, in Paris we visited Notre Dame,
Today our tour guides Sören and Mo drove us to WWI memorials, museums, trenches, bunkers, battlegrounds and other sites. We walked in trenches imagining the experiences the experiences of WWI soldiers. History major Jorge Gonzalez said , “I could not believe when I walked up to to the steps leading into the same exact trenches
DAY ONE GCU students and faculty arrived at Ypres, Belgium. We were welcomed by our guide, Miranda, an Italian fluent in several languages. Our first stop was the Flanders Field Museum, among the top World War I museums in the world. The museum’s exhibits highlighted the experiences , trauma , and consequences of the war.
Greetings from Geneva! Our last two nights have been spent seeing exquisite landmarks in and around Geneva, Switzerland. We have had the opportunity to see the St. Pierre Cathedral, the house where Mary and Percy Shelley lodged, but most importantly the Château de Chillon and a statue that resembles the Monster in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.