Tabor students plan annual Europe tour

Thirty-seven Tabor College students are preparing to study in Europe during the January interterm, Jan. 10 to Jan. 31, 2008.

Richard Kyle, professor of history and religious studies, will lead the 21-day journey through the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, France, the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Kyle, chair of the history and political science department at the college, has lived and taught in Europe on two occasions as a Fulbright Scholar. He has led 23 trips abroad, involving more than 500 Tabor students.

?I expose them to different cultures and can see both their cultural and educational horizons are expanded?they get a global experience,? Kyle said. ?Most of them haven?t been out of the country.?

The January interterm allows Tabor students to intensely study a particular subject. Those traveling with Kyle will earn academic credit in history, religion, political science or art while visiting cultural, religious and historical sites in Amsterdam, Brussels, Bruges, Luxembourg, Trier, Paris, London and Dublin.

The journey involves more than sightseeing. Students are required to complete assigned reading, prepare reports, attend lectures, take a test and keep a journal.

In recent years, Tabor has offered various interterm travel experiences. In addition to Europe, students have traveled to Mexico, Israel, Southeast Asia, India and other destinations.

Students joining Kyle on this trip to Europe include Scott Adrian, Ashley Balzer, Jesica Brucks, Leigh Costello, Samuel Flaming, Matthew Fox, Heidi Glanzer, Nicholas Glanzer, Katherine Goering, Linzy Goss, John Gramza, Stacy Gramza, Jonathan Grundman, Justin Grundman, Jeffrey Harden, Jeffrey Harms, Cody Hiebert, Benjamin Hlad, Thomas Jackson, Richard Johnson, Bret Jost, Carly Kroeker, Adam McPeck, Cheri Miller, Grant Myers, Benjamin Ottoson, Zackaria Peters, Dallas Pruitt, Evan Sanford, Caleb Schroeder, John Sigle, Brianne Tucker, Brianna Unrau, Kayla Vix, Brandon Voth, Austin Wahl and Stephanie Welz.

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