International travel has lasting impact for Penn State DuBois students

April 19, 2004

Can a week's travel make a lifelong difference for a college student? At Penn State DuBois, honors program coordinator James E. May believes that is true, and he bases that assertion on several years of experience leading spring break international trips for honors program students. His most recent experience, leading a group to London in early March, has only strengthened that belief. "The students got so much out of the trip that I've a higher estimation of the importance of these spring-break trips," says May. "It's hard to understate the value of foreign travel. Even in England one witnesses marked differences in dress, diet, advertising, TV programming, news coverage, and manners. Some issues in the American press receive no coverage in the London media; and, by contrast, other than the debate over genetically modified fodder for cattle, none of us had heard of important British questions."
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