Some of the students who traveled to Ireland posed by a tribute to writer W.B. Yeats.
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In honor of international education, 29 King’s College students are showcasing photos from the summer study abroad trips.

This photography exhibition is titled, “The World as Our Classroom: Photos from Study Abroad,” and will be on display in the Widmann Gallery from Monday, November 20 through Friday, December 22.

The photographs are from the students’ adventures in Spain, Ireland, Vietnam, Ecuador, Australia, Northern Ireland, and Russia. Photographs are one of the best way to share experiences, and this gives the students another chance to bring what they learned overseas back to King’s College.

In total, the exhibition includes pieces from King’s four faculty led study abroad programs. In the summer of 2017, students set out for trips that went to Ireland and Scotland, Vietnam, Spain, and Ecuador.

With an eagerness to travel, nineteen students studied history and literature in Ireland and Scotland. Ten students began a journey to Vietnam to study international companies, finance, and business. Sixteen students learned the art of travel writing in Spain. Thirteen Physician Assistant students volunteered at a medical clinic in Ecuador.

King’s College also facilitates semester and year long study-abroad opportunities, which are also included in the photo exhibition. These pieces include photographs detailing experiences from Ireland, Northern Ireland, Russia, Spain and Australia.

Plaza de España (shown above) was one of the many stops that students took while travel writing in Spain this summer.
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Even though the destinations and scope of learning for each trip is very different, the one thing they all have in common is that photographs documented it all. With each unique photo, students are able to share a specific situation, place, and location that only accounts for a small fraction of time, but overall can make for a great conversation topic. This exhibit is also a great opportunity to find more information about how to participate in future study abroad trips.

To see the exhibit, stop by the Widmann Gallery, which is located on the first floor of the Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center. The gallery hours are: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday as arranged.