Students Visit France and Belgium on SAGE Trip

A Message from Kathleen Plinske, President, Osceola, Lake Nona and Poinciana Campuses

Fifteen students had the opportunity to visit France and Belgium this summer as part of a Study Abroad and Global Experiences (SAGE) trip led by Scott Creamer, professor, political science, at the Osceola Campus. As part of the experience, students completed the three-credit International Politics (INR 2002) course. Accompanying the group was Charlotte Mortimer, professor, mathematics, at the West Campus, as a program leader-in-training. Professor Mortimer will be leading her own study abroad program in 2018.

Our students had the opportunity to meet with representatives at the European Union, the Council of Europe, the Belgian Parliament, EuroCorps and the U.S. Consulate, which provided a professional and academically stimulating program for the students. Of course, the sites of Paris, Brussels, Strasbourg (France), Bruges (Belgium) and Kehl (Germany) added to the trip. Our students were thrilled to see famous landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Arc de Triomphe, the Champs Elysees, Strasbourg Cathedral, Petite France, the Grande Place, Manneken Pis and many others. 

Professor Creamer will be leading a study abroad group to France and Switzerland in 2018. To learn more about Valencia’s Study Abroad and Global Experiences programs, visit the SAGE webpage.

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