Mary Baldwin offers students in all majors and programs opportunities for study abroad. Below is a recap of recent trips arranged by one of our business administration professors.
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Sixteen travelers, comprising ADP grads, faculty, and friends of the college, ventured to Spain for a week. This exciting educational and cultural adventure included visits to some of Europe’s most beautiful and exotic cities and drives through spectacular countryside such as the plains of La Mancha. Special sites included the world famous gold and sword factory in Toledo, magnificent cathedrals and mosques in Cordoba and Seville, and the Alhambra Palace (home of the last Moorish king) in Granada. Ample time for sightseeing and shopping was built into the itinerary, as were opportunities to enjoy the famous Spanish night life. Travelers stayed in first class hotels, dined on Spain’s delightful and eclectic foods, and traveled in comfort — at all times in the company of bilingual tour guides.
Germany, Switzerland, and France, 2006
A group including RCW and ADP students and faculty spent a week in Munich, Zurich, and Strasbourg. Business professor Dan Dowdy offered this trip as a component of his International Business course. Memorable visits to contrasting sites such as Dachau concentration camp and Castle Neuschwanstein (from which the Disneyland castle was designed) were complemented by tours of a brewery and a famous winery in the Alsace region of France. In Strasbourg, the group enjoyed visiting the Cathedral Notre Dame, the birthplace of Gutenberg, and Petite France (a quaint medieval part of the city), in addition to a trip to the picturesque town of Requewihr. A highlight of time in Strasbourg was a visit to the European Union Parliament building. A tour of central Zurich was followed by a presentation made by the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce on the uniqueness of Switzerland’s relationship with the EU. Munich’s central district tour included the famous Marienplatz, Michaelskirche, and the Frauenkirche. A member of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy spoke on the challenges of integrating eastern European economies with western Europe.
Forty intrepid travelers embarked on a visit to Italy on February 27, 2009. Faculty and students from the ADP and RCW, along with MBC grads, began with a visit to Rome’s famous sites such as the Pantheon, Colosseum, and Forum; the Vatican, St. Peter’s Basilica, and Sistine Chapel; and museums, churches, and other places of architectural splendor. Visits to Assisi, Florence, Siena, Bologna, Parma, and Venice rounded out this exciting adventure. Travelers came away with an appreciation for Italian art, culture, architecture, history, culinary treats, wines, and the alluring charm of life in Tuscany.