The Catawba Singers embarked on a Summer European Concert Tour from May 15 to May 25, 2011. Stops included France, Switzerland, Austria, and Germany. Tonia Black-Gold, Catawba's communications officer, shares blogs about the students' experiences while on the tour.
Friday, June 3, 2011
Student Impressions of Europe: In Their Own Words
Forty-two Catawba College students, members of the Catawba Singers, returned May 25 from a 10-day trip to Europe that included stops in four different countries. For some of the students, the trip marked their first plane ride or their first trip outside the United States. It was an eye-opening, life-enriching experience for them, and although their time abroad was brief, it will be memorable and likely viewed through time’s unwavering glass as a pivotal moment in each of their lives. They will recall their 10 days abroad as the trip when they discovered how large the world is, how varied its people are, and how finite their place is in it.
On the final day of the trip, en route to the Frankfurt Airport, each of the students and the adults accompanying them were asked to provide written responses to three questions. Categorized by individual name, we share both the questions and the responses we received to each of them. Our readers can judge for themselves by the personal responses the impact that this trip made on the lives of the travelers.