International Students Travel to the Nation’s Capital for Spring Break

April 05, 2010

Eleven international students, along with Dawn Adams, assistant director of the Center for Global Education traveled to Washington D.C. during the week of spring break to learn about U.S. history.

While in the nation’s capital, students had the opportunity to participate in the wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, meet Senator John Boccieri and watch the Senate vote, as well as tour the Capitol, White House, Washington Monument, Bureau of Engraving and Printing and the Smithsonian Museum.

“Touring the White House was the most exciting part of the trip,” said Giang Nguyen, a sophomore chemistry major from Vietnam. “We had to wait more than an hour and a half to actually get in the White House, but it was worth it.”

Each spring, the spring break trip alternates between Washington D.C. and New York City.  The spring break trip for 2011 is planned for New York City.


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