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Meredith Abroad: The
opportunity of a lifetime
by Beth Morris
Have you ever thought about
traveling to exotic places?
Do you need to go to summer
school, but you’ve grown tired of
If you answered “yes” to one or
both of these questions, then you
should consider Meredith Abroad.
Every year Dr. Betty Webb, Profes
sor of English and Director of
International Studies, coordinates a
summer study abroad for Meredith
students. The program lasts
approximately eight weeks. Stu
dents are able to earn up to 11
hours credit and have fun at the
This past May 17 angels packed
their bags and boarded a plane at
RDU anticipating a summer of
delight. This year's destinations
were Italy and England.
Tlie trip was broken into two
segments. During the first four
weeks students bunked in Borgo
Sansepolcro which is located in the
Tuscany area of Italy.
This was the first year that Meredith
Abroad students traveled in Italy.
(Although they didn’t know quite
what to expect, in the end most
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were pleasantly surprised). Every
morning at 8 a.m. students gathered
for a crash course in Italian conversa
tion! Classes were held primarily in
the mornings as to free afternoon
and weekend travel. During week
end excursions many traveled to
Switzerland, Austria, Germany and
During the second part of the trip
students stayed in the Maria
Assumpta Centre—a convent located
in the heart of London at Kensington
Square. As soon as the “tube” (the
Italian subway) was mastered, going
to the theater, museums, restaurants,
pubs and parks became easy.
The last week of the summer
adventure was spent traveling
around Northern England. Time for a
quick excursion to Edinburgh,
Scotland was squeezed into the last
week of fun.
When it was time to return, tears of
happiness and sadness streamed
down the cheeks of many. Parents,
siblings and boyfriends eagerly
awaited the world travelers as they
hurried through customs.
The summer abroad will never be
If you are interested in traveling
abroad and creating a lifetime of
memories contact Dr. Webb immedi
ately at 829-8397.
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