Study Abroad program planning trip to Paris this summer

Looking for something exciting to do this summer? Perhaps you’re looking for that ultimate educational journey that will help you sharpen your skills.

Whatever the motive, Marietta College has an opportunity for you this summer. The Leadership Study Abroad Trip to Paris, which runs from July 9-23, is open to Marietta College graduate students looking to earn three-credit hours in Education 657 (Educators as Cross Cultural Leaders).

The trip is also open to faculty, alumni and undergraduate students.

“Paris has a good program and great opportunities to offer, and it does make it easier that I know and speak French,” said Dr. Ena Vulor, one of the faculty advisors leading the trip. “In addition to studying history and education, students will find that France offers them the chance to look at the past and present, and its influence. They will also be able to compare it to the United States.”

The estimated fee is $2,700 per person and includes airfare from Columbus, lodging, two meals a day, fees for cultural activities, and local transportation. Those wishing to earn the three-credit hours must pay an additional tuition fee.

“This is a much lower cost for these things than one would pay if traveling individually,” said Vulor, who is the department chair of Modern Languages.

The two-week program consists of trips to Normandy (a two-day visit that includes stops at Giverny Museum, the D-Day Beach and the American Cemetery), Versaille, the Centre Pompidou, Louvre, Musee d’Orsay, and Eiffel Tower.

“Normandy is an extra bonus added to the whole package. It should be very interesting,” Vulor said.

An informational meeting will be announced soon, but if anyone is interested in obtaining more information, please contact one of the following faculty members:

• Dr. Ena Vulor — (740) 376-4655 or
• Dr. Dottie Erb — (740) 376-4761 or
• Dr. Gama Perruci — (740) 376-4562 or
• Dr. William Bauer — (740) 376-4768 or