Western Civilization

Western Civilization Program – Student Testimonials

If you are interested in European history, philosophy, art, archeology, and mythology then prepare yourself for the ultimate academic adventure. It is nearly impossible to avoid the phrase “the trip of a lifetime” when thinking about our program itinerary ( Athens, Rome, Florence, ...

Our First Day in Rome

Italy Adventures Having anticipated our arrival in Italy long before we had even started our program we all sat anxiously in our seats on the plane awaiting our arrival into the city. We were all eager to start our first full day in the city, which was certain to be packed with fun activities and beautiful sights. Glancing over the program the ...

by Student, Kiera Q. , Bay Shore, NY

Western Civilization 2018: Part 2

Today we set out for our day trip to Mycenae- an event that a lot of us were truly looking forward to, especially because the location of our hotel in Athens, though beautiful, could at times be confining, and we were therefore extremely excited to see another side of the country. We knew that the bus ride would be long, but would ...

by Student, Hannah S. , Denver, CO

The Beginning of 2018 Western Civilization Program

It is official! We are off and running on the Western Civilizations Abbey Road Trip for 2018! We all met in the airport with plenty of time before departure- giving us a perfect opportunity to get to know each other at least a little bit before actually embarking on our journey. After some icebreakers, name exchanges, and security lines, we ...

by Student, Hannah S. , Denver, CO

How to Have A Successful and Less Stressful Summer

How to Have A Successful and Less Stressful Summer   For any high school student, especially those who are just about to enter their last year of high school such as myself, summer can quickly change from a time of relaxation and soaking up the sun to a time of stress and anxiety. From personal experience, I can attest that summer can ...

by Student, Hannah S. , Denver, CO

Books and Movies For My Abbey Road Experience Abroad

My Personal Preparation For My Abbey Road Experience Abroad While any student eagerly awaiting their departure for an Abbey Roads trip is most likely very well-prepared for the amazing opportunity that awaits them, I personally felt like I wanted to add to my knowledge of Ancient Civilizations by reading some books and watching some movies ...

by Student, Hannah S. , Denver, CO

Tips for Finding Your Ideal Luggage

Tips for Finding your Ideal Luggage   For many travelers, the right piece of luggage is key to a successful adventure. Various types of luggage ranging from small under the seat bags, to large check-in bags, exist each with the intended purpose of being able to fill a person's need for a bag. For me personally, I recently realized ...

by Student, Kiera Q. , Bay Shore, NY

Pompeii: A City With A Rich History

Many cities across the world have developed and become modernized over time, with some isolated structures being preserved from long ago. However, in some places complete cities have been preserved, looking almost exactly like they did hundreds, even thousands of years ago. Pompeii is one of these cities, preserved since the day it was ...

by Student, Kiera Q. , Bay Shore, NY

When In… Prague

When In... Prague Prague is a beautiful city with amazing food, interesting history, and tons to do. Here are my top five things to do in Prague (although there are a lot more!).   Source: https://tinyurl.com/ycsyu5e5 Explore Old Town Square Old Town Square is one of the main hubs of Prague and is surrounded by various shops, ...

by Staff, Jolie Blair , Sun Valley, Idaho

When in Amsterdam…

When In...Amsterdam Full of cheese stores, clogs, and eclectic neighborhoods, Amsterdam is a city that should not be missed. The food is amazing, the locals are extremely nice and the city itself is beautiful, making Amsterdam the perfect place to explore while abroad. Here are some of my favorite highlights from my visit to this amazing town. ...

by Staff, Jolie Blair , Sun Valley, Idaho