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Fall Break Trip to Germany


2013 Fall Break in Germany

This program provided an opportunity for eighth grade and high school honors students as well as interested adults to spend eight days learning about the history, culture, and people of Germany.

This program, sponsored by The Center for Gifted Studies at Western Kentucky University, is designed to provide participants with a carefully structured experience in Germany and selected points of interest. Twenty-five qualified participants will be accompanied by The Center's Director, Julia Link Roberts.



"The trip was amazing and I especially liked King Ludwig's castles. The Neuschwanstein Castle set up on the top of a mountain was my favorite castle. The details he included in his design of the castles, both inside and out, even down-to-the-minute details in each room were incredible The one thing that sticks out to my mom (Lydia, who joined Noah on the trip) and me is the concept of 'old' being very different in Germany than it is in the United States. Our tour guide told us that a city's wall was obviously a lot newer than the others and when we asked how old it was, she replied only 800 years old. Truly unbelievable!"                                                                                                         ---- Noah Latham of Franklin, a first-time traveler with The Center who went on this most recent trip to Germany

"Traveling to Germany was such an enjoyable experience for the students, parents and educators who traveled. The main purpose of any of our study abroad trips is to have an enjoyable time abroad while learning more about the culture we experienced. I would say we most certainly accomplished this in our trip to Germany. One thing we try to do with each travel abroad trip is to focus on several distinct threads.  With this Germany trip, we focused on those parts of Bavaria with a tie to World War II and the Middle Ages while also looking at contemporary Germany. While the trips are fun, travelers also have educational opportunities at every turn.  This trip was another great travel abroad experience, and I cannot wait for Italy in the spring."                                    ---- Dr. Julia Roberts

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 Last Modified 4/26/21