OCCC students will have a chance to go to London for a Study Abroad trip over spring break March 13 through 22 if seats are still available.
A few scheduled items the trip will include are multiple theater performances, a Westminster walking tour of Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, and Big Ben, and a visit to the British Museum and Library.
Journalism Professor Sue Hinton, who went with a study abroad group to Italy over the summer, will lead the trip.
She said students who go on these trips get a better sense of the world.
“It gives you a different sense of time and it gives you more of a sense, I think, in that you’re kind of the caretakers for the next generation.”
While the trip has a focus on theater, students have the opportunity to expand their knowledge in different cultures and history. The history of the buildings and ancient artifacts give students a chance to learn more.
Hinton said learning the history of a place while on study abroad trips is something she and everyone else can expect to do.
“We live in a young country,” she said.
“We think being 200 years old is old, but then you go to Europe and they have buildings that aren’t even old until they are 300 to 400 years old, and they go back 1,000 years.
“In Oklahoma if it’s 100 years old it’s ancient. It gives a sense of time and how history is and knowing history matters.”
Hinton said study abroad trips also help students venture out to see what else is in the world, learn new things they would be unable to on any campus and gives them an opportunity meet new people.
“It’s nice to be in a group because that group ends up being a part of your family forever.”
For more information about the London Study Abroad trip, contact Hinton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 405-682-1611, ext. 7311.
Tour Operator and Program Director Christian Alyea can be contacted for more information at email@example.com or at 405-549-3329.
A full schedule and what the trip will include can be found at the Oklahoma Study Abroad website at www.oklahomastudyabroad.com.
To contact Katie Axtell, email firstname.lastname@example.org