Journey takes honors students to Yucatan

April 25, 2003

While local residents were shivering through near-zero temperatures and shoveling out from under the latest blast of snow the week of March 8, students in the honors program at Penn State DuBois were enjoying temperatures in the 90s as they trekked 1,100 kilometers across the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico during spring break. Sixteen honors students attended the spring trip to the Yucatan, where they explored wildlife habitats and coastal reefs, Mayan ruins, and colonial settlements, and experienced the region's urban and rural cultures. James May, coordinator of the honors program, characterized the week-long trip "as a splendid sojourn, long enough and adventurous enough to build some character, to discover the great diversity within a Peninsula itself so unlike our world, to strengthen friendships among the students, and to store up beautiful memories."
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