Last week, after the Friday forum address, Southern Virginia Travel Study held a small open house in their new office. They shared hot chocolate, cider, and cookies and answered questions about Travel Study trips. They also gave out Travel Study swag, like pens and alarm clocks — useful for trips with a tight itinerary.
Last Spring Break, my wife and I had the opportunity to join the Dublin, Ireland, Travel Study trip. It was the first time either of us travelled overseas, and the experience was unforgettable. It was a relatively brief trip, but we learned so much about the rich history of Ireland, and visited some real medieval castles and the breathtaking view over the Cliffs of Moher. Traveling abroad can definitely expand our perspective of the world, with the added benefit of fun new experiences. Students should definitely consider the opportunities Southern Virginia’s Travel Study program has to offer.
(Post by Cody Ray Shafer ’14. Photos by Jordan Wunderlich ’16.)