A group of Iowa Lakes Community College students have the opportunity to take an International Educational Travel Tour to London, Paris, Florence, and Rome during Spring Break 2013. The 10-day tour will be led by Dr. Glenn Rogers, Professor of Philosophy and Social Sciences.
“Events that occurred in these cities during the Renaissance and Enlightenment,” Rogers explained, “were crucial in the development of Western culture.”
And that’s what makes the trip a valuable educational experience for students.
Rogers wants to launch a new tradition.
“Travel tours,” Rogers said, “will be scheduled each spring so students can visit different international cities of philosophical and historical significance, allowing students to experience different cultures as they learn about the historical importance of those cities.”
Future trips will include locations such as Athens, Vienna, and Berlin.
To be eligible to join in the academic travel tours, students must be members and active participants of the Philosophy Club. One of the activities of the Neo-Socratics – the name the club members selected for themselves – is discussing philosophical theories while enjoying pizza.
Another is fundraising to help offset some of the travel expenses related to the trips.
Twenty-three students are members of the club and at present it appears that eight students will be to going on the trip in the spring.
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