Continuing a tradition of global enrichment, Daytona State sent dozens of students for immersive experiences in the cultures of Italy and Scotland/England during two recent learning-abroad trips.
For the Humanities Overseas Study class, professor Samantha Stern squired students through a 12-day immersion in the culture of Italy, starting with Venice where students ‘found their art’ in a Venetian mask-making workshop and witnessed glass-blowing in Murano. From Verona to Florence, students explored the Piazza del Duomo, Santa Croce, the Uffizi museum and the Accademia Gallery, and were enthralled by Michelangelo's David and works by other artists including Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci and Raffaello. Studying Commedia Dell’ Arte, theatre and dance with master faculty from all over Europe concluded the trip. (Student blogs, photos.)
Led by professors Vincent Piazza and Christopher Whitaker, a Cultural Geography class spent 10 days in England and Scotland visiting London, Oxford, Stratford upon Avon, Edinburgh, Wiltshire, Bath, Roslin, Stirling and Dunfermline. Explorations included ancient castles, the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey and royal tombs, Stonehenge, a 530-step climb to St. Paul Cathedral’s Golden Gallery and hiking to King Arthur’s seat for a panoramic view of Edinburgh. (See slides.)
A trip is planned for Spain next summer with the Humanities Overseas Study class led by professor Ted Wygant. For updates on study abroad opportunities at Daytona State, visit the web.