On Monday, May 15, a group of 11 Newman community members began their Europe by Rail trip abroad.
Over the course of 20 days, the nine students and two faculty will explore life in England, Germany, Poland and Austria via train.
This marks the 11th Europe by Rail experience for professor of history and director of the Honors program Kelly McFall.
“I’m always excited about watching the students’ eyes get wide as they turn a corner and see something they’ve never seen before or experience something they’ve never experienced before,” McFall said. “Personally, I haven’t done this since before COVID, so I’m excited to get a chance to travel again and see new things and meet new people.”
McFall said one of his favorite parts of the trip is getting to know the students in a new environment and watching them grow through the once-in-a-lifetime experience. To help students fully immerse themselves in the different cultures, they are encouraged to put their phones aside as much as possible.
Newman community members are invited to live vicariously through the trip abroad through social media. Watch the videos below or follow along for more Europe by Rail content on the Newman University Honors Program Facebook page.
“We always are excited to see comments or questions,” McFall said. “So if you’re following us, please tag us or ask a question and we’ll try to answer them.”
Europe by Rail at Newman University
With the Europe by Rail program, students are offered an opportunity to learn about the history and culture of Europe in the classroom and then travel to experience and expand that knowledge.