For Immediate Release
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June 13, 2012 – Eleven King’s College students recently returned from participating in a two-week study abroad experience in France. The program included components in Paris, Versailles, Marseille, and Nantes.
Student participants were Brittny Baynes, Amanda Lescowitch, Jessica Marroquin, Julie Musto, Michael Parshall, John Poma, Kaitlyn Romiski, Shannon Rowan, Teri Lynn Scatena, Alexandra Shinert, and Kevin Tomaszewski.
The program, titled “Visions of the Future: History and National Identity in France,” featured a number of activities, including investigating the legacy of warfare at the historicalNormandy beaches and cemetery and the Drancy internment camp, visiting cultural sites, and examining historical art exhibitions and museums.
This program was designed to broaden cultural perspectives, examine controversial elements of French and European national identities, compare U.S. and European cultures, and provide real-world opportunities for using French.
King’s professors Dr. Bridget Costello, sociology, and Dr. Nicole Mares, history, were program directors. Kim Fabbri, coordinator of short-term faculty led programs abroad, and Mollie Farmer, director of study abroad, assisted in developing the program.
King’s students and faculty participating in the short-term study abroad experience to France are, seated from left: Alexandra Shinert, Teri Lynn Scatena, Amanda Lescowitch, Julie Musto, and Jessica Marroquin. Standing: Dr. Nicole Mares, assistant professor of history; Shannon Rowan; Kevin Tomaszewski; John Poma; Brittny Baynes; and Kaitlyn Romiski. Absent from photo: Michael Parshall and Dr. Bridget Costello, associate professor of sociology.
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