by Julia Ernst
The fall semester has just begun, so it may seem like a long time away yet, but now is a better time than ever to start thinking about plans for winter break.
Rider has organized four global trips that will be taking place this January: Jamaica; Prague and London; Hong Kong; and India. Students who take part in a trip will earn 3 credits.
The trip to Jamaica is sponsored by the Multicultural Studies Program and is centered around volunteer work. Students will spend the day at local elementary and secondary schools. After school, they will create and then assist in programs for children without parents.
Students who travel to Prague and London will explore their cultures through the art, music and theater of both cities, as well as enjoy individual, free-time travel. Planned events include the London Symphony Orchestra, the Globe Theater and more.
Hong Kong participants will explore the culture, history and music of the Chinese city. No knowledge of the Chinese language is required to participate in the trip.
Travelers in India will explore the culture and history of the country as well as the changing economy and business atmosphere. Students will also examine the impact that the changing Indian economy has had on legal, biological and environmental concerns in the country.
For students interested in the trip to Jamaica, an information session is being held on Tuesday, Sept. 23, in the Multicultural Center Conference Room in the BLC. Students who want to learn about Prague and London can contact Drs. Patrick Chmel or Jerry Rife in the Fine Arts department. Questions about Hong Kong can be directed to Dr. Eric Hung at Westminster Choir College. Students curious about the India trip should contact Professor Susan Denbo or Dr. Cynthia Newman, both in the Business department. Additionally, the university Web site has trip information and people to contact.
Article compiled with information from the university Web site